Models Celebrate Indian Folk Costumes in EKTAARA Fashion Show in Kolkata

Models at Ektara Fashion Show Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 27, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): On the evening of 24th February, The Satyajit Ray Auditorium of ICCR, Kolkata saw a fashion show which was organized to uphold the ethnic and folk costumes of India. This event is meant to be a confluence of the different cultural elements of India. Named Ektara 2013, the event is actually to bring all these elements of the country under one roof.

Folk Dance: Mayavi
Folk Dance by Mayavi

Ektaara 2013 began with a spirited and energetic ‘Ganesh Bandana’ by Mayavi Group. The song that they performed to was “Jai Ganesh Deva” from the film Agneepath. The entire audience in the hall was captivated by their wonderful performance. The most striking factor about the dancers is that they are not trained dancers and they have been practicing for just a few days prior to this program. Their spirited dance speaks volumes of their enthusiasm and dedication.

Folk Dance

After this energetic opening of the cultural evening, Ranjibhai Himmatwala Company, head of Nugget Entertainments took the stage. He welcomed the audience, the media personnel for coming to this event at such short notice. He also wished that the assembled audience will enjoy the show and encourage the performers in their acts. TasamM entertainment and Fashion Style House, Fakhiri group and Mayavi was felicitated by Mr. R. H. Company. Romana Islam Sorana, an eminent actress from Bangladesh also was felicitated at the event. She stressed on the fact that the film industry of Kolkata and Bangladesh must work together more in future.

After the felicitation program was over, the fashion show of TasamM Fashion Style House began. Models dressed in ethnic wear like saris, churidars, kurtis, kurtas, sherwanis, Punjabis colored the stage as they showcased exclusive collections. Promit Mukherjee, the founder of this Fashion house was the person who has designed these ethnic dresses. Intricate designs, great color combinations made the ethnic wear look gorgeous. The sari range has an wide variation of collections whichincluded Katha Stitches, Zardosis and Muslins. The wide range of design and color combinations on the saris gave them a trendy yet traditional look. The designer has also highlighted the folk culture of India through his creations. He showcased his range of dresses which has been inspired from the folk culture of the country. Dhotis, turbans and  tribal style of draping the sari formed the part of his tribal dresses. The sherwanis and the Punjabis that the male models sported were in wide range of colors from red, bright blue to brick red. Sayani Banerjee was the sari show stopper at the show, Sucharita Chakraborty was the female show stopper and dazzled in a ‘Anarkali’ outfit while Mr. R. H. Company walked the stage as  the male show stopper of the fashion show looking bright in a ‘Sherwani’. The fashion show was choreographed by Avrajyoti Banerjee.

Model wearinb Dhoti

Model wearinb Dhoti

After the fashion show, the dance group ‘Mayavi’ took the stage again and performed to folk songs. “Sal tole ke laga dilo”, “Gaaner taale hridoy dole” are some of the songs to which this dance group performed. Clad in sari which was worn in typical tribal style, the dancers looked very much the village la Their dance looked fascinating and the audience was highly entertained by their performance.

Indian Folk Fashion

Fakiri was the last group to perform to the songs of Lalan Fakir. The group members were delighted to be a part of this cultural event organized by Nugget Entertainments. They kept the audience hooked to their seats by their wonderful performance.

Avrajyoti Banerjee, Promit Mukherjee, R. H. Company, Sucharita Chakraborty, Sayani Banerjee
Avrajyoti Banerjee, Promit Mukherjee, R. H. Company, Sucharita Chakraborty, Sayani Banerjee

Ektaara 2013 was thus a highly cultural evening where traditional taste was served in a modern way.

Fakiri felicitated by_R.H. Company
Fakiri being felicitated by_R.H. Company

- By Priyanka Dutta (