Friday, January 23, 2009

STHLM Fashion Week - Sofifis fashion show at Berns

Cocktail Collection China Story

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Among the original proponents of Indian ‘Nouvelle Couture’ Pria Kataria Puri stands in sharp contrast to her contemporary. Having won the ‘Bharat Yuv Ratna’ award along with ‘Bharat Vikas award’ for designing women’s wear, she has received vast recognition for her work since she started her label in 1990. Her collections are available at fashionable boutiques in USA, Europe and the Middle East.

Pria is committed in creating "occidental couture which is an amalgamation of oriental and western ideas to add inner beauty and mystique to the female form. Her collections are modern in the styling and ethnic in the mode of expression with Asian colors, ancient heritage of fine embroideries and vintage prints playing a special significance as her distinctive area of specialization. Her label represents multicultural, multifaceted lifestyles of women today, which believe in elegant, luxurious, timeless piece of art as clothing. ‘Elegance doesn’t mean being noticed it means being remembered".
3rd October 08: Pria Kataria Puri’s couture has always been a perfect paean to an individual expression and therefore she has always won hearts of all in and outside of fashion! Last evening saw her back from California, where she represented India for a charity, again stepping up to embody traditional Indian wear in a pleasantly different light to represent India for the German bank Norddeutsche at the Taj Mahal hotel on 3rd October 08.
I was requested by MR DILIP UMRALKAR and MR DR Hanses Rehm chairman of the board of Nordduetsche bank to depict India with a traditional and modern theme as highlight of the occasion. I carefully selected the outfits from all around India and added a modern touch to them", says Pria Kataria puri.
Ms. Pria Kataria Puri, selected beautiful and traditional saris from different parts of India to characterize the diversity and beauty in Indian culture throughout the ages in a modern twist. She styled the saris in unique styles of her own and produced inimitable combinations, representing different states & cities of India such as
Mumbai –sensuous French chiffon pink sari representing bollywood, teamed with maharastran nose pin
Banaras-golden pink brocades and tissue sari blouse teamed with antique jarau and pearl jewels
Kashmir-off-white paisley saris teamed with silver jumkas
Lucknowi- brocade lace sari teamed with uncut diamonds and emeralds
Delhi-off-white silk sari embellished in 18 carat gold embroidery teamed with white gold uncut diamond jewels.
Punjab-olive green chiffon floral sari teamed with kundan uncut jewels
hydra bad-peach brocade blouse and langa petticoat with lace drape, teamed with nazism jewels
jaipur-(white and blue sari, teamed with royal blue peacock kundan necklace)
Floral vintage geometric prints are highlight of this sequince-colour palate ranging from-off-whites to olives –gold and rusts -
,In this collection appliqués with delicate laces, tulle, drapery and hand embroidery result in a profusion of textures. The floral prints are embellished with antique gold tiny sequins, crystals, pearls and silk resham. The silhouette range from, suits, longest flowing layered jackects, tiny ghagra skirts teamed with bustier blouses.
Made for the timeless woman, the collection is cut and draped to suit every body, type and age. It is for the stylish dresser who knows how to highlight her radiant inner beauty. The jackets and dresses are teamed with churidars in sheer laces and tulle.
Pria Kataria Puri’s fall festive collection Bombay Glam is inspired by Mumbai city’s glamour, the collection is catered towards the festive season of Diwali, Id, and Christmas, which are all celebrated with equal passion & enthusiasm
Mumbai is a city of dreams where glamour touches people from every walk of life. The charm of the city lies in its spirit that connects its people. Inspite of the huge economic disparity prevailing in the city, its one common term of "Glamour" that keeps them all within the same frame of mind. Glamour touches everyone from the common man who plays a important role in its process of evolution all the way to the glamorous celebrity that adorns it.
The city & its culture of dreaming up & being right up there on top has inspired everyone who comes here, and is touched sooner or later by the glitz of Bombay glam.
Pria Kataria Puri’s collection predominantly has Indian silhouette catering to the festive moods such as dresses teamed with churidaars, lehngas, and saris with the modern TWIST.

Vintage, metallic hues such as gold, silver, pale pink, ochre, off white, teal blue, peach, & bronze make up the colour story of Pria’s latest festive line.
Rose in silk thread, sequins, lace & crystals are decorative on the ensemble to bring out the festive mood .The same vintage colours are used embroidery. & Same lace trimmings are used to add glitz to the outfits.
Fabrics play a very imp role in this collection from new age to traditional weaves such as lurex chiffon, silk lycra, taffeta silk, brocade silk, chandelier lace & silk tulle
Marking a new philosophy in fashion accomplishment, Pria looks forward to re-invent denims and introduce men’s wear in her array of designs. "I want to do more for Indian culture in India and abroad as well. It always gives me great pleasure to go back to my roots and represent India", exults Pria Kataria.

information: Pria kataria puri -9820516411


Bread & Butter B&B (BBB)

Walter van Beirendonck @ B&B Design Exhibition
This season’s B&B Design exhibition proudly presents the results of its anew cooperation with the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts: “The denim skirt; novel interpretations of a contemporary classic” showcases the works of selected first-year students. For the first time, denim is the fabric of choice – sponsored by TRC Candiani!

Note: On Wednesday 21, 3 p.m., Creative Director Walter van Beirendonck will be available at the exhibition for interviews concerning this special design project!

Time: Wednesday, 21 January, 3 p.m.Location: entrance area between Hall 4 (Sport & Street) and Hall 5

Just say Wizz
Mr. van Beirendonck will also personally be presenting his new shoe brand W6YZ by Falc. Whether it’s playful footprints, acrobatic shapes or a shoe named "Crocowoolf" – this collection brightly reflects the characteristical graphics and vivid color combinations of the famous Belgian fashion designer!

Time: Wednesday, 21 January, 11 a.m.Location: Urban Superior Area, SR 49.2

Stylesight & BBB – Seminar Speakers & Loft
New York trend agency Stylesight and B&B proudly announce the guest speakers of their exclusive trend seminars. Among them: Enzo Pertoldi (Friul Print), Giusy Bettoni (C.L.A.S.S./GBS Consulting) and Marco Lucietti (LYCRA/INVISTA GROUP) for “Fabrics of the future”; as well as Michael Barnett (Public School), J. Errico (NYLON Magazine), Traver Rains (Heatherette) and Jennifer Mallory (Columbia Records) for “Zeitgeist: A user’s manual” – moderated by Jason Campbell (The JC Report).
Overview Seminars.Location: Auditorium, Urban Superior Area, 2nd floor

Meet the experts:
All media attendees are especially welcome to meet Stylesight’s top trend forecasters in the Stylesight/BBB Loft to chat about the fashion and style trends emerging from the show!
Schedule a meeting. Location: Stylesight/BBB Loft, Sport & Street Area, Level 3

A snowboard journey to Andorra – Protest To Get There!
Sport & Street brand Protest knows that life is best enjoyed on a board. That is why they are sending two lucky BBB visitors via helicopter directly from the trade show to the Grau Roig ski slope in Andorra – all expenses paid, snowboard courses and a PROTEST full equipment of the fall winter collection 08-09 included! Winners of the raffle will set off from Barcelona’s World Trade Center Friday, January 23 at 9:15 a.m., return time is 16:00 p.m.
Time: Thursday, 22 January, 4 p.m.Location: Sport & Street Area, Level 2, S 2.01.3

Denim Talk – Global Denim Culture
Join WAD Magazine publisher Bruno Collin and Stylesight’s Denim expert Jason Schlossberg as they moderate a provocative panel discussion on the present and future of denim with high-profile industry luminaries.Among the speakers: Alberto Candiani (TRC Candiani), Mamoru Kaihara (Kaihara Denim) and Giorgio Presca (VF Corporation: Wrangler, Lee, Seven For All Mankind).
Time: Wednesday, 21 January, 4 p.m.Location: Auditorium, Urban Superior Area, 2nd floor

Dani Pedrosa shows GAS in his veins at BBB
“Denim Based” brand GAS is welcoming motorcycle racer and triple world champion Dani Pedrosa at its stand at BBBarcelona! Meet the racing driver and GAS image of 2009, as he will grant interviews, sign autographs and participate in a photograph shooting dressing the garments of the new collection autumn/winter 2009/2010. Time: Thursday, 22 January, 1 p.m.Location: Denim Base Area, D 01.3

Vernissage CREATIVE R’EVOLUTION – 50 Years of Fluxus from the Archivio Bonotto
The extraordinary art exhibition presents more than 150 Fluxus objects from the Archivio Bonotto, among them major works of this revolutionary art movement. Renowned High Fashion weaver Luigi Bonotto personally curated the exhibition, and Fluxus artist Ben Vautier created an exclusive installation for BBBarcelona. The vernissage will be opened by Karl-Heinz Müller and Luigi Bonotto, and features life performances by Ben Vautier, Ben Patterson and Philip Corner.
Time: Wednesday, 21 January, 5:30 p.m.Location: Urban Superior Area, 2nd floor

ESMOD Collection of Hope
For the second time, students from the international fashion school ESMOD Germany Berlin Munich will be showing at BBBarcelona that ecological awareness, social engagement and fashion do not oppose each other. Working with pure ecological materials, they have created a truly fashionable collection in the best terms of fair trade and social responsibility. The net profit will be donated to a good cause – items can be purchased also in the Fetish shop at Luna Park.
Location: Urban Superior Area, S.R. 53.2

Urban Picnic
Hell’s Kitchen, Italian eco-design 100% chic recycle, invites all B&B visitors to their Urban Picnic! The ingredients for this bread and butter breakfast are simple: a pinch of madness, recycled inner-tubes, a scattering of chequered blankets and wicker baskets and, most important, the company of good people!
Time: all 3 days of the tradeshow, from 10 a.m. to 11a.m.Location: Avenida, L 24

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On Monday, 26th of January 2009, the seventh Fashion Week by Berns will open. As Swedish fashion continues to garner global acclaim, Berns Salonger is honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine to inaugurate the week. The Royal Protectorship started last season and lasts through 2012.
"Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine’s keen interest in nurturing Swedish culture and the arts has led her to Fashion Week by Berns. We are extremely gracious for the support of the Princess and appreciate her ambassadorship, which we know will directly highlight emerging Swedish designers at home and abroad", says Yvonne Sörensen Björud, Managing Director of Berns Salonger.

The A/W 2009 show schedule is now available at
The collections are sure to invoke and inspire as Berns features the first Danish design houses of Islaet, Bertoni and Wood Wood and welcomes back Acne, Carin Wester, Cheap Monday, Diana Orving, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Hope, Ida Sjöstedt, Minimarket. The Local Firm, Tiger of Sweden, Whyred and the Max Factor Award Show. Newcomers to Berns include J.Lindeberg, Rodebjer,,Mercedes-Benz Young Fashion Industry Award Winner Nhu Duong, Säby and Sofifi.

The new partnership with +46 will bring Anna-Sara Dåvik, Julian Red, Rickard Lindqvist and the Copenhagen design collective Wood Wood to Fashion Week by Berns for the first time. Furthermore, students from Beckmans College of Design will show their own unique collections focusing on knitting and knitwear.

Max Factor and Mercedes-Benz return to further support the program with exciting developments. Mercedes will unveil a large, tented show space in nearby Kungsträdgården. The third of its kind in the world, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Pavillion will feature runway shows and special events beginning 23d January. In addition, the Blue Room by Telenor will open at Berns to host candid interviews, between key journalists and the industry, broadcast live all week throughout Stockholm City.

"A schedule that features presentations ranging from Acne and J.Lindeberg to the +46 showcase is very promising. This season we are presenting international stars alongside strong newcomers. We are looking forward to an exciting week", says Keri Ingvarsson, Project Manager for Fashion Week by Berns.

For more information, please contact,, phone +46 (0)8-566 323 87.
Fashion Week by Berns is sponsored by Max Factor and Mercedes-Benz and receives further support from Telenor and Lufthansa. Fashion Week by Berns has been developed in order to support Scandinavian brands in export. Fashion Week by Berns Organizing Committee consists of representatives from Berns, Patriksson Communication, Bon and Peter Andersson Production.

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J. Lindeberg Event 26 Jan 2009 - FWbB

J. Lindeberg Event 26 Jan 2009 - FWbB
An Exhibition event featuring the J. Lindeberg A/W 2009 Collection.
26 January 2009 at 2100