Photo Feature: ILPA Fashion Show, Kolkata

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee, WBRINN (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)
Photos: Biswajit Saha

Actress SAYANI DATTA (c) WBRi Inc.
Sayani Dutta

Kolkata, March 25 - The annual fashion show of the Indian Leather Products Association ( ILPA ) turned out to be a starry night as numerous celebrities from different fields walked the ramp making the show a memorable affair.

Actress Rituparna Sengupta (c) WBRi Inc.
Rituparna Sengupta

The event which took place at Hyatt Regency in Kolkata saw seven sequences being choreographed on the ramp which showcased brilliant costumes along with wonderful creations of leather products. The collection included bags of all sorts which ranged from clutches to travel bags to office bags to vanity bags.

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In the  first sequence  the collections from the Maple Creations  were flaunted on the ramp by some of the most well-known models of  the city. It  reached its climax when the  gorgeous Rachana Banerjee and the very handsome blue-eyed actor and singer Shaheb Chatterjee walked the ramp together.

Actress RACHANA BANERJEE
Rachana Banerjee

The two actors shone bright in designer Prithwiraj Das’s collection who dressed both of them  in white. While Shaheb flaunted a semi casual white shirt paired with jeans, Rachana dazzled in a one piece white dress sporting circular patterns.

In the  next sequence,  famous Bengal cricketer Sreevats Goswami walked the ramp along with Britta Leick-Milde, GM of Hyatt Regency. Sreevats and Britta flaunted Nidhi and Palak Sani creations along with Hunt leather bags.

Actress SHREYA PANDEY
Shreya Pandey

Shaheb Chatterjee and Sreevats Goswami returned to the ramp in the third sequence and  this time along with actress Shreya Pandey, and Satyabrata Mukherjee, the President of ILPA. Together they walked for the brand Rene displaying its products.

Kolkata Bengali Actress Anindita
Anindita

Kolkata Bengali Actress SUCHANDRA
Suchandra

Tollwyood actresses Anindita and Suchandra added glamour to the ramp in the fourth sequence.

Suchandra looked a very elegant  in a shiny red dress while Anindita walked into beauty in a silvery gown exhibiting the creations from Shri Exports.

Kolkata Bengali Actress Model LOPAMUDRA MANDAL SAHA
Lopamudra Mandal Saha

The fifth sequence was received with a loud applause from the audience as actresses Sayani Dutta and Lopamudra Mandal Saha, two very popular faces in fashion circuit of Kolkata, scorched the ramp with their gracious presence.

Sayani’s red gown, a creation by Indroneel Mukherjee and  Lopamudra Mandal Saha’s red and black gown attracted  attention and grabbed the eyeballs  of the audience. Together they  displayed a  range of products from the Overseas Leather Goods  Company Pvt Ltd.

PARAMJIT KAUR and Arijit Dutta
Arijit Dutta, Paramjit Kaur

The sixth sequence had the name of such a person without whom any fashion show in Kolkata cannot be done  with. The person is none other than Arijit Dutta.  The actor-exhibitor walked the ramp with Punjabi actress Paramjit Kaur exhibiting the creations of Kompanero.

Gargi Roy Chowdhury
Gargi Roy Chowdhury

In the  final and seventh round actress Gargi Roychowdhury walked  the ramp for Balaji Leather Creations.

The show culminated when  actress Rituparna Sengupta , the reigning queen of Tollywood  walked and put  the ramp on fire representing ILPA itself. Here is a slideshow of pictures from the glittering Kolkata fashion event.