Thursday, October 31, 2013

Huma Qureshi enthralled the audience at The North East Fest 2013, Delhi

The North East Fest 2013, Delhi Chapter organized by Home Ministry of India, North East division and NTC (National Textile Corporation) that started on the 26th October 2013 came to a grand close at the NSIC Grounds. The final day of the fest embraced a fresh gust of fashion and cultural progammes along with interactive seminars and conferences and an electrifying Rock Show. Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi sizzled on the runway with her attitude in an outfit by the seasoned designer -Krishna Mehta.

The evening kick started with a commendable fashion show by Bambi K and Tonu Riba. Bambi K designs under the label ‘Bambi K’, and is renowned in Nagaland for her work in Bridal Couture.  Known for her clean, ‘understated-elegant’ design style, she is also the designer for the ready-to-wear label and boutique, ‘Gold Dust’.  But the garments that she designs with Naga textile and motifs are to her, the most satisfying expression of herself as an artist. Whereas Tonu Ribas’s collection was a true reflection of tribal jewelry and vibrant hues. Up next was Soumitra Mondal’s collection which was all about weaving and craft. He used the 200 fine count khadi and silk in his collection and an array of Jamdani fabrics. A lot of gold and thread embroidery was used to get the festive look. Yellow, Red, Black, Grey, Green and Gold were the dominant colours of his collection. This was followed by the Resort wear label by designers Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam. Their signature style is deconstructing silhouettes from the past and reconstructing them to suit modern sensibilities. The fashion fest ended with Huma Qureshi taking the ramp in her stride.

Patronizing the Northeastern culture, Bihu the Assamese folk dance was also showcased on the fourth day of the fest. The weavers who had come from North East also joined them which created a beautiful atmosphere of celebration and festivity. During the day, a single session seminar was held on a very significant topic of ‘Marketing tool for national and international markets’. This seminar was hosted by the Experts from Handicrafts and Handloom Export Corporation Pvt Ltd. educating the weavers from the Northeast.

Bollywood star Huma Qureshi said, “It is a lovely experience to see the colours of the Northeast. I have always believed that the Northeast region is one of the most style conscious regions of the country and today being a part of this fest, I have experienced their distinctive edge personally.  The designs are fabulous and the use of northeastern fabric makes them look rich and a class apart.”

The show witnessed a thrilling finish with a Rock Show by Alobo Naga and Band while also witnessing active B2B networking, media interactions, as well as a mind-boggling array of mouth-watering flavors and delectable dishes from the North East. With the recent rise in popularity of North Eastern spices, herbs and combinations among Delhities, the food stalls found an extremely enthusiastic market through the Fest.