Bhubaneswar: The 13th edition of Sutraa, a two-day fashion and lifestyle , got kicked off at a plush hotel here Saturday.
Eyeing the upcoming festive season, the expo with its special collections for Durga Puja and Diwali attracted huge footfall, on its inaugural day.
With around 50 stalls displaying ethnic wear, tunics, gowns and much more, each a specimen of intricate craftsmanship, witnessed a crowd of 6,000.
Home décor specialist Renu Singhania whose Diwali collection of designer table mats, coasters, and runner for dinner table was a new concept, grabbed the eyeballs of potential customers.
Sumitra Pallabi, a resident of Achraya Vihar, felt that each crystal sewed on the mats “gave it a royal look” and its addition to the dining area will add to the beauty of the entire house.
The icing on the cake was the Diwali lighting decor and also the door decorations. Each of the lights was adorned with pearls, stones and the light stands were made of copper and brass.
Anamika Vohra, a homemaker, said, “Diwali calls for celebration and celebration inevitably requires decoration.” Lauding praises on designer Namrata’s collections she mentioned that the latter’s collections pulchritude leaves you with no option but to buy them. Anamika added, “We have to cautious and keep a constant eye on candles and diyas to prevent anything untoward.” So why shouldn’t we go for LED diyas, she opined.
Krishna, a salesman from Cuttack who has his designer jewellery stall installed at the event, said, “What really attract the crowd are the teapot earrings, simply stunning as well as innovative.”
Gunjan Kapoor’s apparel showcased various blings stitched on to dresses, jackets with patchwork apart from complete bling shrugs and jackets. Urmila Pata Joshi, a college student, purchased both the shrug and jacket for her sisters as gifts for their birthdays.
The expo is open from 11 am to 9 pm.