Upcoming designers in the city now have a new platform to showcase their talent. The Madras Couture Fashion Week, organised by Jupiter Events, is here for the first time focussing especially on the recent graduates of fashion institutes. “We wanted to give these talented young designers an opportunity and some exposure in front of the elite crowd of Chennai,” explains Satish Jupiter, who heads Jupiter Events along with wife Hamsa Satish.
The fashion shows, choreographed by Sunil Menon, will see around 25 participants. “We are also roping in some celebrities to walk the ramp but it hasn’t been confirmed yet,” Jupi-ter says. The grand finale will have popular brands such as Marks & Spencers, Kiah and Chennai Diamonds among others. The event, scheduled for June 20 and 21, between 6 pm and 10 pm at Radisson Blu, GST Road, will feature Bollywood-themed dresses, ethnic wear, cocktail and wedding collections. Among the designers to look out for are Krithika Jain, a Raffles graduate and Madhu Mitha of DARAA, who holds a masters degree from Raffles Design Institute, Singapore. According to Jupiter, Jain has an eye for detail and presents elaborate creations, while Madhu Mitha gets into the science behind fashion.
There will not be any stalls as the collections are only going to be made-to-order. Details: 9841420066