Report by OD bureau, Paris: This is the Odia designer’s Third invite to the Mecca of Fashion Paris. A trip for 10days with two shows and a preview of his spring summer 2013 line.
The first day of Designer Pritam Panda’s trip to the fashion capital saw his much awaited creations for the world legendary doll brand Barbie as they hosted the “HAUTE Barbie on RED CARPET” event…where in there were designers from across the globe who presented a new look to this magnificent teen craze Barbie and presented their couture creations for the Barbie 2013 new looks.
Designer Pritam Panda is one amongst the 28 invited young designers who have been invited from 23 different countries across the globe. Panda is representing India in this event with his classic haute couture and styles for the Barbies new haute couture look. The designer has presented 5 prosective looks for the Barbie and all these five looks are High on glam quotient and very haute couture in their style, the most appreciable till now has been the designers recreation f the Beyonce and the 80s Madonna look that has been quite a favorite amongst the visitors and the panel members of the multi million dollars company that’s manufacturing BARBIE. Most of it is in the designer’s fav color combo of black white and nude, embellished with intricate Swarovski and even the Indian zardousi embellishment. ”This is the first time I am doing haute couture for Barbie, it’s a true privilege to do it...but I need to confess that it has been really difficult to finalize the looks and recreate them as I needed to represent my haute couture costumes and styling details just on a 15inches mannequin that too which is a such a big rage amongst kids. It had to look sensual at the same time we needed to keep an eye on the moral values as it’s gonna be available to kids around the world” says the designer who is in Paris for the next couple of days.
“FTV has been the official media partners to the HAUTE BARBIE on RED CARPET,so I had to be here and I just love the designs by all the 28fantastic designers and I personally know couple of them..With Pritam around it has to be the bling factor with ltl bit of India bt very internationally contoured, he is a good friend and we have worked for quite some shoots and events of mine, so when he is in Paris then I have to be here to support him..though I miss the Desi factor from him” says Hofit Golan a friend to the designer and an Internationally acclaimed Television personality.