Monday, 24 November 2014


The inaugural Shades of India Festival will introduce itself with a Fifty Shades of East fashion show.
To be hosted next week Thursday at Montecasino’s La Toscana is fashion with an Eastern insight. Fifty Shades of East will be a couture and jewellery extravaganza, true to India’s heritage, and is part of the first Shades of India Festival.

“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality. The Fifty Shades of East fashion show aims to achieve this transformation of Eastern fashion into reality,” says festival organizer Shalandra Mallgee: TGS Events.

Live Indian music will infuse a bit of African and Western elements while models hit the runway for designers such as Yashina Daya of Yashi D (pictured above) and Saajidah Asmal of Zuri Couture.

The show’s director, Varshan Sookhun adds, “Fashion lovers will be pleased with the line-up of popular Eastern garment boutiques and will mesmerize the style connoisseurs with latest in haute couture, with garments ranging from Anarkali, Sari Lehenga, Mens Sherwani, Fine Jewellery and Bridal will be presented with a contemporary styling, highlighting different draping styles, a mix of colors and festoon of hand work designs inspired by the modern East.”

The Fifty Shades of East fashion gala happens on November 27. And, the Shades of India Festival is a reflection of the large Indian community in South Africa. It is sure to open up elements of the Indian culture in all its rich and vivid shades.

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