Designer Jaya Mishra showcased her collection Gaja Gamini at the Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week 2014 in Kolkata, India on February 21, 2014. Goth influence, Indian culture, Renaissance art and Sufi music combined to give birth to a show that was remarkably eclectic.
Jaya Mishra’s Gaja Gamini at Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week 2014
The outfits had a very strong Goth undercurrent which was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting – The Mona Lisa. So traditional Indian ensembles like salwar kameezes, anarkali suits and saris received a Gothic makeover in the form of lace overlays, ruffles, poufy sleeves, structured but dramatic silhouettes and gold embellishments in old-school patterns gracing contemporary styles. Metallic accents played a key role in establishing the era of many of the ensembles. She didn’t play around too much with the color palette, choosing black, red, purple and beige as her staples.
Jaya Mishra’s Gaja Gamini Collection at Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week 2014
The accessories as well as the hair and makeup were dramatic too with many of the models sporting elaborate hairdos with hair accessories, over-sized earrings and more-than-statement necklaces that nevertheless just blended right in with the flavour of the outfits.
Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week 2014 Jaya Mishra Gaja Gamini Collection
Jaya had three show-stoppers – Bollywood actress Richha Chadda, Mumtaz Sorcar, and Ketholene Kens, a supermodel for Kingfisher.
Richa Chadda displays creation by designer Jaya Mishra
Richha sported what was undoubtedly the piece de resistance of this collection. A very sexy black evening gown with a low, cutout neckline, gold appliqué work on the snug lower half and red ruffles flaring out into a fishtail silhouette.
Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week 2014 Jaya Mishras Gaja Gamini Collection
With Sufi singer Shadab Faridi setting the mood for it all, this is one show that will be hard to forget.
Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week 2014
Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week 2014 Jaya Mishra’s Collection
Kingfisher Ultra Bengal Fashion Week 2014 Jaya Mishra Show