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    At the second edition of MCFW starting today, six new designers and chefs on the runway

    fashionanchor (4)TWO DAYS, six designers — Madras Couture Fashion Week (MCFW) is back in the city for the second year. Showcasing only first timers, the designers are city-based. ‘‘With so many young and aspiring designers here, I want to give them an opportunity to showcase their talent,” insists organiser Satish Jupiter.  Admitting that both regular and new fashion weeks have been popping up this season, the team has made an attempt not to repeat designers.

    Another tribe
    At MCFW, Jayasubeishaa S is bringing a blend of French and Persian accents, with Indo-western silhouettes featuring kalamkari, pochampalli and ikat fabrics. Meanwhile, Banadana Narula’s silhouettes include crop tops, skirts, dhoti salwars, sari gowns and pallazos, inspired by the intricate carvings, arched domes, baroque windows and doorways of Morocco. Senthamarai’s signature style incorporates anarkali gowns with gold thread and kundan work. The fashion show is helmed by choreographer Ganesh Gurung and will have model-turned-actress Shubra Aiyappa as the show stopper for the grand finale by Marks & Spencer.

    The event will also see the launch of Salt 531, a new restaurant by Radisson Blue GRT Hotel, with the chefs walking the ramp sporting Vivek Karunakaran’s creations, designed for the launch. Moving away from mundane chef whites, Karunakaran will blend chic patterns and fun designs, with the theme being World Cuisine.
    On July 31 and August 1, at Radisson Blu. Entry by invite only. Details: 9841420066

    — Mayuri J Ravi

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