Vikram Phadnis’ grand 25th year celebrations

Mumbai’s celebrities came out in full force to celebrate the 25th anniversary of designer Vikram Phadnis in the Indian fashion industry.

 Vikram Phadnis with Amitabh Bachchan

Vikram Phadnis with Amitabh Bachchan

Veteran fashion designer, Vikram Phadnis recently celebrated the completion of 25 years in the industry with a big bash at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar and a new collection named Adhvan.

Popular for his modern take on fashion, Vikram Phadnis’ landmark collection featured urban influences and mostly neat and straight forward lines. A tribute to his journey so far, Adhvan literally translates as the road taken in Sanskrit.

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Vikram Phadnis commented at the event, “Ever since I joined the glamour industry 25 years back, it has been a roller coaster ride. If I could turn back the clock I would not want to change a single moment of these glorious and memorable 25 years. The people I met, the friends I made, the work I did, every single occasion is a beautiful memory now.”

Vikram Phadnis showcased his latest collection Adhvan

Vikram Phadnis showcased his latest collection Adhvan

None other than Bollywood’s superstar Amitabh Bachchan walked the ramp for Vikram. Wearing a maroon-coloured kurta and salwar, and a rich velvet stole with zardozi detailing, Amitabh received a standing ovation as he walked the ramp.

‘’I wish Vikram the very best on this special occasion. I met him long back during the shoot of the movie Aankhen and am pleased to be here on his big day. I like the colour in this kurta and enjoyed walking the ramp today amidst the cheer and goodwill he enjoys in the industry,’’ said Amitabh Bachchan at the event.

The glamorous and sophisticated collection featured outfits in peach, gold, beige, cherry red contrasted with basic, pale tones. These were seen highlighted by metallic work, sheers, zardozi embroidery, mirrors, sequins and lace. Minimalist and elegant with spurts of edginess formed this collection that aimed at creating, ‘reflections of the past.’

Models wearing outfits from Vikram Phadnis' Adhvan collection

Models wearing outfits from Vikram Phadnis’ Adhvan collection

The celebration was well attended by the city’s celebrities. The fashion show was followed by a formal dinner with champagne and many of his friends and well-wishers from the industry were in attendance. Several celebrities even wore creations by Vikram to the event, such as Kriti Sanon, Juhi Chawla, Ileana D’Cruz, Gauhar Khan, Shamita Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty, Gauri Khan, Neelam Soni, Ayushmann Khurrana, Genelia D’Souza, Neha Dhupia and Esha Deol.

Other famous people seen at the do were Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan, Aditya Thackeray, Ronit and Rohit Roy, Malaika Arora Khan, Zarina Wahab, Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Naina Bachchan, Mehr Rampal, Boman  Irani, Sushmita Sen, Rhea Pillai, Rahul Khanna, Neelam and Samir Soni, Yash & Avanti Birla, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kanika Kapoor, Mana and Sunil Shetty, Nitasha Nanda, Anu Malik, Shabana Azmi, Honey Singh, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Amrita Arora and Gauri Khan.