Couture 2016, Pune’s original luxury & lifestyle exhibition saw a grand opening on Thursday, August 11. Many of city’s who’s who walked the red carpet to support the cancer conquerers wearing some of the most beautiful jewelry by the jewelry partners of the event. These jewelry brands along with many other garment and accessory designers showcased their collection at the Couture Exhibition, which was held at Conrad, Pune.
The exhibition was organized by Smita Patwardhan and Naina Mutha in association with Prashanti Cancer Care Mission and support of Dr CB Koppiker. This two-day extravaganza of luxury, glamour and style, was especially designed to offer Puneites a one-stop shop to buy some of the handpicked designer wear, jewelry, art and much more. And also offering the people a place to socialise and catch up on the latest fashion trends.
One of the biggest highlights of this year’s event, the red carpet show called ‘Walk for a cause’ saw eminent women of power from Pune. The lighting of the lamp ceremony was done by Smita, Naina, Sabina Sanghvi and Laleh Busheri. On the red carpet were Varsha Talera, Laleh Busheri, Alpana Kirloskar, Vaishali Karad, Anita Sanas, Varsha Chordia, Pooja Shah Bhandari, Monicka Vadera Poonawalla, Kinnary N Panchamia, Varsha Talera, Sonalika Sahay, Rekha Magar, Dr Pooja Shah, Ravina Mutha, Sandra Bhansali, Latika Sankla, Rupa Khanna and more. “Despite having their strict schedules, these women of substance made time for this event and we are grateful for all the support and humungous feedback,” said Smita Patwardhan.
“This year’s show is all about women power, inner strength and beauty, and all these women are living examples of the same,” added Naina Mutha.
Partnering with Couture consecutively for two years was Style Arrest, an online designer portal that brings together renowned designers on a common platform to showcase their collection for the upcoming festive season. This time, Couture brought in a bouquet of talented designers including Urvashi Kaur, Shravan Kumar, Joy Mitra, Dinesh Malkani amongst others.
On board this year as jewellery partners were K Jewels n More, Mehta Brothers, TBZ, Golecha, Harshal Sakhariya, Satguru Jewels, Pannu Bhansali, Nakoda for their silver and gifting collection, Falguni Mehta and USP Collections for their unique pieces and craftsmanship.