Manchester witnessed an international class musical fashion show Sutra— a musical fashion show/costume drama from the British Raj to the modern days choregraphed by India’s ace award winning fashion designer Neelay Sengupta with Dr Bhasha Mukherjee as a showstopper. Special appearances of Film & TV stars Gaurav Chatterjee & Devlina Kumar from India added the pomp and glamour… reports Rahul Laud
The St George’s Church nestled in the town of Stockport in South Manchester witnessed an incredible musical fashion show choreographed by Kolkata based India fashion designer Neelay Sengupta attended by Mayor of Stockport, Laura Booth. Organised by the versatile cultural organisation Nritya Kunj, local talent was roped in to execute the show – Sutra – a unique and dazzling event merging traditional and contemporary fashion. There were many who made their debut on the ramp but with their poise and confidence and the clothes they carried gave a professional edge and feel to the show. Showstopper Dr Bhasha Mukherjee who is currently Miss England 2019 was the highlight and she stole the limelight with all ger glitter and glamour.
Ably compered with warmth and humour by young talented Arundhati Mukherjee, the Nritya Kunj founders – Mitali Dev and Dr Devpriya Dev with their two sons (Happy and Sunny) also walked the ramp to a thunderous applause from the fashion loving audience. Supported strongly by a volunteer team comprising of Roshni and Somnath Sarkar and the other couple Paramita and Indranil Sarkar the show was impeccably organised offering scrumptious refreshments from Manchester’s curry mile Delhi sweets.
Young children accompanied their parents and were exposed to the historical tradition and beauty of Bengal’s trend setting fashion interwoven in the backdrop of fashion from the Tagore era . The show had theatrical touches too. History of the Tagore family lifestyle with a glimpses of India n independence movement made the show visually very strong and dynamic. Sequences of the Parsis rich elite women in Mumbai and women characters watching the horse race were visually very strong scenes.
The organisers remained true to their commitment as the audience embarked ‘’on a regal period and costume drama showcasing a sartorial journey of fashion through the ages.’’ The innovation in the attires of men & women in the 19th and 20th century Bengal and India that had been initiated by the Tagore family and transcended to the modern 21st century couture was well displayed making the whole show educative and entertaining.
Among other sponsors like Sai Spice, accounting firm Roy , Bluice Financial; Asian Lite was the media partner at the show.
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