Internationally Desi– Silhouettes 2016

Celebrating The MAKE IN INDIA dream

May 8th 2016,

It was indeed a celebratory euphoria of our magnificent country and its multi-faceted treasures

– a dynamic fashion presentation of the graduating batch of B.D.Somani institute of Art & Fashion Technology.

The graduating design students enthralled the industry stalwarts and fashion connoisseurs like fashion critic – Ms. Meher Castellino & celebrity fashion brigade , Shruti Sancheti, Nivedita Saboo, Neerusha Nikhat (Costume designer) Isha Bhansali (Fashion Editor- FEMINA), Mr. Naren Mukhi (Executive Committee Member C.I.A.E), Archana Kochhar, etc. They were all enthralled with the students innovative design skills and imaginative creativity.

Our Chief Guest, Hon. Dr. Kavita Gupta , Textile Commissioner of India and ace celebrity designer and fashion guru – Mr.Hemant Trevedi along with political figures like Hon. Mayor of Vasai-Virar Municipal Corp. Mrs. Pravina Thakur graced the event, cheering the new wave of graduating young designers.

Renowned celebrities like television actor Hussain Kuwajerwala closed the show for alumni designers Satyam Waghela and actress Hrishita Bhatt and her mother dazzled as the showstopper for designer Malika Durani. 

Top runway faces like Purva Rana, Anita Kumar, Surabhi Rao, Parul Duggal, Pooja Bhamrah, Nayan, Taher, Shahnawaz Alam etc strutted the student’s dynamic creations.

The second year collection of smart street wear entitled –Postal Pitara created the maximum buzz and stole most of the awards. In the first year category Whispering Whites, an all white resort wear bagged many awards along with pastel festive wear collection entitled Victorian Promises and In-Jean-Ous Jodhpur. The ultra cute nautical collection – Cruise Chaos for kids wear was a clear winner amongst the audience.

The graduating batch of BTEC third year created magic with their two dynamic collections– ‘In-Jean-ous Jodhpur, which redefined denim into luxurious Indian trousseau designs and ‘Santhal Beats’, a funky digitally printed street wear reviving tribal paintings from Orissa. Designed around the theme ‘BTEC Walk of Pride’, the spectacular collection showcased the enormous talent of the young BTEC designers. On the occasion, Ms. Smita Chaudhary, Director, Pearson India and Mr. Kevin John, RDM, Pearson India, were felicitated for their valuable contribution towards the association with B.D. Somani.

BTEC, the internationally recognized work-related qualifications from Pearson, aim to enhance the skill-set and employability quotient of students in the fields of fashion, art and design. BTEC is accepted by over 200 prestigious universities across US, UK and Australia for direct entry into degree courses and is also recognized by professional bodies and international employers.

Under the star Alumni category, rising emerging talent namely – Harshal Gala, Satyam Waghela, Malika Durani, Shilpa Chaurasia and Hetashree & John showcased their premium debut line. Also, showcased were collection by our fashion partners – along with our fashion partners Manish Reshamwala, Shraddha Vora & C Singh. 

It was another proud moment for the institute’s charming director Mrs.Aradhana Somani on yet another successful silhouettes edition. The dynamic runway presentation was directed by ace choreographer Utsav Dholakia and Editors Delight became the online media partners for the event. 

It was indeed a mesmerizing fashion journey captivating the audience with sheer hard work and amazing creativity from the future of our fashion industry!

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Launch: Freezing Hair Iron at Pachouli Spa and Wellness

Gone are the days when the hair cuticles were closed using heat. The new technology is in the town with a freezing iron, which gives you lovely texture of your hair and leave you fall in love with it. The smooth effect stays till you do 2 washes and makes you look pretty with well manageable hair. The texture of the hair goes smooth and with regular seating can lead you to have a great look and feel of your hair.IMG_4040

 Launched in April at Pachouli Spa and Wellness by Preeti Seth, it is one of its own in the city. Freezing iron sessions depends on your hair texture and can range between 3-8 sessions with the costing of INR 2499 per session and INR 3499 per session if taken along a hair spa. It is advised to be repeated every 2-3 months, depending on the hair quality.

What is it?
 It is a hair waxing treatment where the hair is washed and then a wax is applied and a freezing iron, with ice is used to close the cuticles of the hair to treat breakage and hair fall and to get a hair growth. An advanced version of using the ice pack or ice towel, this technology makes sure to work on the quality and texture of the hair to leave them smooth and shiny.

 It takes around 1hour 20 mins to complete one seating where the hair is washed and then a wax is applied and made to set using an infrared machine. And then the iron is used with ice on it to give the smooth effect.

We are still due to experiencing the same, will share the review shortly  🙂

Celebrating the textile treasure of India – Threads in Heritage– Silhouettes 2015

May 3th 2015,

It was indeed a celebratory revival of our rich handloom and handicrafts at Silhouette 2015 – a dynamic fashion presentation of the graduating batch of B.D.Somani institute of Fashion technology.

The Graduating design students enthralled the industry stalwarts and fashion connoisseurs like Fashion critic – Ms. Meher Castellino & celebrity brigade of designers from Archana Kochhar, Monica & Karishma of Jade, Shymal of designer dua Shyamal & Bhumika, Digvijay Singh,Payal Singhal. They were all enthralled with their innovative design skills and imaginative creativity.

Chief Guest, Hon’ Ms. Kiran Gupta-IAS- Textile Commissioner Ministry of Textiles and celebrity designer and stylist, Ms.Anju Modi along with political figures like activist Mrs.Shaina NC and Mrs. Sharmila Raj Thackeray graced the event, cheering the new wave of graduating young designers

Also, respected Industrial figures from crucial fashion business bodies like Mr. Naren Mukhi , Exec. Comm. Member – CIAE Mr. Aneel Murarka, MD & CEO- Mirachem Industries along with international fashion buyers like Ms. Premal Badiani,(USA) also attended the event to support the fresh talent of fashion.

Renowned Celebrities like Television actor Sharadh Kelkar closed the show for Alumni designer Satyam Waghela and the reigning beauty queen MRS.INDIA 2015, Mrs. Priyanka Khurana Goyal dazzled as the as the Showstopper for designer Shraddha Vora.

Top Runway faces like Sucheta Sharma, Parvathy Omanakuttam, Sanghya Lakhanpal, along with Taheer Ali, Raj, etc strutted the student’s dynamic creations.

The sharp black and white Ikat resort wear – “Monochrome mischief” created the maximum buzz and stole most of the awards amongst the basic first year category. In the second year segment, the graphic geometric prints of “Pop Madhubani” won many accolades along with earthy resort line entitled “Cruise Kalamkari” Also, the elaborated section of stylish kids wear created the maximum buzz.

The BTEC graduating batch of 3rd year created magic with two collections – “Peshwai Panache” which redefined saris from Maharashtra and “Noma-DIVA” – an funky line of hilly resort wear crafted from shawls of north east India.

The first ever batch recognized by BTEC qualification from Pearson stole the show with enigmatic collections of refined professional finesse reflecting the premium vocational standards learned with their global learning program. Mr. Kevin John and Smita Chaudry from Pearson India were felicitated for their valuable presence and constant support for this integral association.

Under the star Alumni category, rising emerging talent namely – Harshal Gala, Anish Bhargav, Satyam Waghela & Seema Mehta. Showcased their premium debut line. Also, showcased were collection by our fashion partners – C Singh and Manish Reshamwala.

On this occasion, taking forward their fashion for a cause initiative, the The Alumni designers pledged to auctioned their show stopper garments to curate relief funds for the recently affected Nepal-Earthquake. Aishwarya design studio whole heartedly came forward to donate the whole sale proceeding of their sponsored student’s collection – “Jute Jazba” for the relief fund campaign.

It was another proud moment for the institute’s charming director Mrs.Aradhana Somani on yet another successful silhouettes edition. The dynamic runway presentation was directed by Ace choreographer Utsav Dholakia.

Online Media Partners for the event was Editor’s Delight. It was indeed a mesmerizing fashion journey captivating the audience with sheer hard work and amazing creativity from the future of our fashion industry!

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SILHOUETTES 2015 presents ‘Threads In Heritage’

Invite 2015

The Legacy of 18 years of great fashion continues this summer at Silhouettes 2015 – the Annual Graduating Fashion Show of B. D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology.

Event    : Silhouettes 2015 ‘Threads In Heritage’ Date      : May 3rd 2015 Time      : 7.30 p.m. Venue  : Shri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium,                Comrade Harbanslal Marg, Sion East, Mumbai.

Honorary Fashion dignitaries and celebrity designers would grace the event


Ms. Kiran Gupta                        IAS- Textile Commissioner Ministry of Textiles

Ms. Anju Modi                           Designer


Ms. Archana Kochhar              Designer

Ms. Meher Castelino              Fashion Columnist

Ms. Shaina N.C.                         Designer

Mr. Dipesh Shah                       Director – Vishal Prints

Mr. Naren Mukhi                      Exec. Comm. Member – CIAE

Mr. Premal Udani                     Chairman – AEPC

Mr. Rahul Mehta                      President, Member Board of Trustees – CMAI

Mr. Ulhas Nimkar                     Hon. Chairman – SDC (India)


Ms. Bhamini Subramanium   Designer

Ms. Monica & Ms.Karishma    Designers

Ms. Payal Singhal                      Designer

Mr. Ashley Rebello                  Costume Designer

Mr. Digvijay Singh                      Designer

Mr. Shyamal & Ms.Bhumika  Designers


Mr. Karan Tacker                       Actor

Ms. Priyanka Khurana Goyal   Mrs. India 2015

Ms. Premal Badiani                   Designer – Poshaac (USA)

Mr. Sharad Kelkar                       Actor

The Runway choreography would be directed by fashion choreographer Utsav Dholakia . The show scripted and presented on stage by Hugo D’souza. All the designer collections would be showcased by leading fashion super models like Parvathy Omnakuttam, Sucheta Sharma, Sangya Lakhanpal, Pooja Bhamra, Surbhi Rao, etc.


Supporting Partner                         Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Knowledge Partner                         BTEC (Pearson UK)

Fashion Partners                              Aishwarya Design Studio                                                  

                                                                Netflex India Pvt. Ltd.                                                               

                                                                 C Singh Fine Design                                                               


                                                                 Fashion Studio

Official Magazine                             CMAI Apparel

Event Promotion                              Mystique Promotions Pvt. Ltd

Fashion Jewellery                            Tip Top Point

Accessory Sponsor                          Espelho

Outdoor Sponsors                           Creation Publicity Pvt. Ltd

Event Support                                 Indzyn -Fashion & Lifestyle

Online Media Partner                    Editors Delight


Time to celebrate and re-define the rich grandeur of our textile heritage and dexterous crafts of our nation. Let’s recreate the magic of hand-spun treasures in fresh perspective of youthful zest. Each collection would be a sincere tribute to significant craft sector across India. Keeping the authenticity of the textile, young designers have re-phrased some of the dying gems of our decorative crafts & loom legacy.

The show would also witness an exclusive presentation by our 4 homegrown alumni Harshal Gala, Anish Bhargav, Satyam Waghela & Seema Mehta. Mrs. India 2015 – Mrs. Priyanka Khurana Goyal would strut the runway as Showstopper for designer Shraddha Vora.

B. D. Somani has always supported thriving desire of budding talent to reform new rules of fashion. Every pupil is trained towards perfection by understanding their personal skills and interest. The belief is to create fashion entrepreneurs and not just design generators.

Now, with international certification by Pearson’s group, we deliver vocational driven modules of global standards with international approach and universal expertise. BTEC is an international qualification from Pearson, recognized by leading universities, professional bodies and international employers, and accepted by 200 prestigious universities across the US, UK and Australia for direct entry into degree courses. We proudly present our first batch of the BTEC students strutting their graduating finale collections this evening.

Thank You! Raju Bhatia (H.O.D.) Fashion Technology

Contact: B. D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology

Telephone : 22188818 extn 733.

Mobile : 9820056669   E-mail:

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ALDO launches its Spring Summer 2015 collection with Actress Kriti Sanon

_MG_585910th March 2015 Palladium, Mumbai, Filmfare Debut award winner Actress Kriti Sanon launches the  ALDO Spring/Summer 2015 collection at the ALDO store at Palladium.

ALDO continues to play matchmaker by helping customers find their #PERFECTPAIR. Perfection is about knowing who you are, what you want, and what resounds with you.

Celebrate everything that you represent whether you’re having a picturesque Sunday picnic in the park, a relaxing day at the beach or attending a crazy music festival surrounded by friends; everybody is looking for the perfect way to enjoy their summer moments.

For SS15, ALDO believes that no matter who you are, your perfect is out there. ALDO has the best new styles to update your wardrobe, get creative or stay true to your signature look. For the SS15 campaign, ALDO continues its collaboration with photographer Alasdair McLellan. With an eye for honest and authentic moments, Alasdair captures unfiltered personal portraits that exude perfection and a style of their own. The diverse cast embodies individuality: Jasmine Sanders, Paolo Gallardo, Hailey Clauson, Rebeca Marcos, Darius Tralbalza, Jacob Morton and Mona Matsuoka are all unique, and demonstrate that perfection is personal.

This Spring, a girl can’t live on black and white alone. Technicolor dreams come true in boho brights that’ll shine a light on your most vivid style. In fuchsia, silver or bold color block pairs, these flats, kitten heels and pumps promise to pack a punch.

For men ALDO’s core design gets an upgrade for Spring. Innovative concepts and emerging trends in sport inspired styles give ALDO Sport a clean and minimal look.

Actress Kriti Sanon who unveiled the ALDO Spring Summer 2015 collection said 

” ALDO has an interesting collection of accessories and footwear. The styles are comfortable and very trendy. I am happy to be unveiling ALDO’s  Spring Summer 2015 collection” 

The event Food and Beverage was sponsored by Me So Happi, serving unlimited dollops of happiness._MG_5883


Founded in 1972, the ALDO Group is a leading international retailer for fashion footwear and accessories with over 1,800 stores in 87 countries. ALDO, the group’s flagship brand, delivers fashion to a diverse customer base at prices that make keeping up with seasonal styles a luxury within reach.

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Fashion Runway – INDZYN 2014, Surat

The Textile hub of Surat was mesmerized by the ultimate fashion extravaganza at Indyzn 2014. The Day one of this two days fashion weekend witnessed some of the best bridal couture designed by emerging talents across India.

The show opened with contemporary bridal wear by designer Gurpreet Kaur inspired by vintage bird cages and concept of freedom. Fusion silhouettes and unusual color contrast focused her premium line of modern designs for experimental bride. Alien by Zubba design presented a quirky tribal-esque collection designed by Gopal and Rashmikant. Each look was a regal Melange of exquisite textiles merged in experimental paneling with innovative pattern making. Another young talent, Pranjal Kadkade celebrated the ethnic nuances of southern India in her all silk diffusion line of festive tunics and funky separates. Traditional jewels and temple motifs were delicately embroidered in antique zardozi injecting the right bling quotient.

Celebrating the classic Indian Bridal needs, we have designers Nimita and Vishal showcasing an elegant lineup of heavy duty bridal ensembles with variety of embroideries and splash of vibrant colors. Joining the brigade of this ethnic opulence was “shoubhagya” by Jesal Vora featuring contemporary trousseaus with rustic charm of bygone grandeur.

Seasoned designer Shradha Vora showcased her festive collection of light and vivacious traditional wear in her signature color blocking and plays of textiles. Whereas, designer C Singh presented an all gold collection of fusion gowns constructed from innovative embroidered fabrics and international cuts with desi soul. Renowned Jeweler Preeti Bhatia of awesome sparkler partnered this collection with her mindboggling diamond studded masterpieces.

Surat Based designer Manish Reshamwala showcased a stunning lineup of Neo-ethnic designs adorned with classic abla work in its most contemporary version on jackets, skirts and skinny pants. Also, Akash sarees presented an heavily adorned line of bridal designs with modern chutzpah with traditional bend. Staying away from the sea of bling was designer Paayal shah,whose collection – Shakuntala stole the thunder with its simplistic drapes and innovative construction. Perfectly styled with Phooloka ghena transformed   this all saffron collection apt for Mehndi and Haldic ceremony.

Soie by Ginza closed the day one with collections of cocktail gowns in classic black and muted gold. Tone on tone textural embroideries and international styling formed the foundation of this festive diffusion line of evening wear. The finale line-up showcased a premium collection of their debut Indian line of fusion designs.

Day 2 was a sheer exuberance of the Manish Malhotra show. The Badshah of Bollywood in his first ever Gujarat show showcased a mix of eclectic styles in offbeat shades of plum, deep maroon, dusty pink, slate and pewter. Dazzled with signature borders in traditional mirror work and zardosi,the collection focused on rich textiles and clean cuts. Super model turned actors Freddy  Daruwala and Kriti Sannon strutted the runway closing the euphoric event of Indyzn 2014.

Editors Delight acted as the online media partners for the event. Indyzn bought best of festive styles to the land of fashion opportunities.Both the stall and the runway designers with their unique offerings transformed Surat’s snooze Sunday into a happening fashion weekend!

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