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    Bringing together over 20 designers under one roof is Lovely Malhotra with Solo Medley at ITC Fortune Select Trinity, Whitefield. Showcasing a host of accessories, clothes and more, the designs, we’re told stick to contemporary styles and cater to the modern urban woman. “Solo Medley was conceptualised as a unique confluence of fashion designers from across the country to showcase their talent in Bengaluru. Whitefield tends to miss out on mainstream fashion events. My endeavour was to host such an event in the area to cater to people living there,” shares Malhotra, the curator of the show and also the lady behind charities such as Food For Cause and Mammomobile.
    For those looking for silk scarves, leather bags and other accessories featuring prints of paintings by an artist, Minkse by Minku Buttar (an artist and photographer) is highly recommended. Founded in 2014, the label specialises in vibrant products in a riot of colours, and also extends to home décor. “The whole idea of diligently selected designer houses and giving them a platform in Whitefield is appealing. There’s a lot of thought that’s gone in and that’s nice to note from this end of the fence. Minkse looks forward to launching its Fall 2015, Haute Couture, to new clientele at the event,” shares Buttar.
    Designer Gitika Goyal, known for her eco friendly and sustainable practices, will be showcasing her new line Grass by Gitika Goyal, launched in July this year. A fusion wear brand, its USP lies in the fabrics used, which include khadi and natural cotton, featuring hand block and screen prints. “My clothing has a refined handcrafted aesthetic with strong cross cultural undertones — something that visitors will identify with,” Goyal tells us.
    Turning recycled products including old coins, nuts, and bolts into necklaces, bracelets, bangles, and anklets, Paarisha by Chinanshu is a must visit too. While recycling is one thing on designer Chinanshu Sharma’s agenda, her designs are delicate and intricate and come in vibrant shades such as teal, aqua, crimson and rani pink. All handmade, Sharma likes to incorporate various techniques to keep things interesting. Other designers who will also be setting up shop at the event include Aditi Gupta, Ritu Pande, Vishal Kapur, Shweta Singh, Anu and Susan, Kaveri, Saloni Jain and Tahera Peeran to name a few.
    While this is the first edition of the event, Malhotra plans to host one every six months to give upcoming designers a platform to showcase their wares.
    11 am to 8 pm. August 28 and 29. Details: 39884444
    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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