So I attended my very first fashion show in Nepal yesterday, the Timeless Paragon Jewellery Fashion Show by Classic Diamond Jewellers! The invitees only event featured popular Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen as the show-stopper and several other popular Indian models. The ramp also saw stunning Nepali models including Shristi Shrestha, Face of Classic Diamond Oshima Banu and Asmee Shrestha and many more recognizable faces including Aastha Pokharel, Anjali Lama and Paramita Rana. The show which began a little later than the scheduled 6.10PM start was hosted by Malvika Subba. The audience consisted of many Classic Diamond family, friends, stakeholders from the jewellery industry, buyers and a selected group of faces from the media! The whole event felt like a very nice family affair.
Three set’s of jewellery collection were displayed on the first day with the models wearing Oodhni Boutique. The fashion show should stick to simple clothes in order to emphasize the attention on the jewellery as I and many others were too busy focusing on the clothes, the colours and trying to figure out if the model was Nepali or Indian. Few of the Nepali models really had that grace and presence. Keep it up and keep learning.
The seating arrangements should be managed better in the future as the ‘first come first serve’ idea had the special ‘invitees only’ guests packed as if they were waiting in line for a winter sale. Of course everyone wants the best seat in the house. Pushing. Shoving. Aunties in sarees with their bling bling. It was quite amusing. Of course I am a little too experienced with queues, getting in front and all, so we managed to land up right on the front row! Cheers to the people around me. Lol.
Susmita Sen came on stage during the final collection to quite a loud round of applause. The actress mentioned that it was her second time in Nepal and how she plans to visit Pashupatinath the morning after, which is this morning. Sen will be walking the ramp again this evening for DAY 2 of the Timeless Paragon Jewellery Fashion Show. Before she leaves for Mumbai tomorrow, the Bollywood actress will inaugurate the new Classic Diamond Jewellers store in New Road’s Photo Concern building.
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