Beauty & awe ruled the evening as the city’s glitterati came together to witness the biggest and the solitary leather products fashion show by Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA) in association with Rene hosted at Royal Calcutta Golf Club. Exceeding all fashion barriers, the show was a splendid flaunt of leather products by leading models of international and national stature like – Kavita Kharayat, Deepti Gujral, Anchal Oberoi, Mashoom, Smitha Rao, Parul Duggal, Shruti Agarwal, Satarupa, Jessica Gomes, Neeraj and Ananda among other leading models.
The models sashayed the ramp with their implausible looks sporting the outfits designed by Farheen Bushra Rahman, Pooja Doshi & Komal Sood. Leather products that were showcased at the event included- ladies bags, handbags, clutches, hobo handbags, unisex bags, men’s bags, briefcases, portfolios, holdalls (travel bags) and belts. Prestigious export units like Shivmani Export1s Pvt. Ltd., D2 International, Rene, Trio Trend Pvt. Ltd., Crescent Export Syndicate, Metropoli Fashions (P) Ltd., Nadeem Impex, BG Services, Om Leather Artdeco Pvt. Ltd.& Jiwan Ram Sheo DuttRai Pvt Ltd. displayed their exclusive product range on the ramp where elite models sported these products with flair.
A three member panel, which included the actress Rachna Banerjee, Mrs. Antara Kumar, Executive Director (Technical), ILPA Infrastructure Development Foundation & Mr. Satyabrata Mukhopadhyay, Director, Rene judged the episodes presented at the Show and declared the winner of the RENE Trophy for the best sequence which was won by D2 International. As in earlier years, awards were given for excellence in various categories of the leather goods export performance for the best reported results for the immediately preceding year in exports of finished leather, leather garments, industrial leather gloves, leather footwear and leather goods.
Shri Shankar Dawn, President, Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA), said “At present, the leather goods community of Bengal are catering to all fashion brands in Europe and are embarked on a journey to create more & more designer stuff .It’s a proud moment for ILPA to be the organizers of one of the largest fashion event of the Eastern region. ILPA fashion show is the only fashion event which showcases leather goods in conjunction with the designer garments. We look forward to position The ILPA Show as the best fashion event in town and showcasing innovative and stylish products year after year. ”
Mr. Arjun Kulkarni, Chairman, Trade Development Committee, ILPA further added “Kolkata is the largest producer of leather goods in the country and many of the leather fashion products that are crafted in this part of the country are exported all around the world. With apposite infrastructure support and government policies, the industry intends to grow considerably in the years to come. The Fashion Show is the annual event of ILPA that intends to position the city on the global map as the hub for fashionable leather goods.”