Watch: Bikinis and lehengas all around in Goa’s Beach Fashion Week


James Ferreira closed the first day of the ongoing Gionee India Beach Fashion Week 2015 (GIBFW) with his collection that has prints inspired by paintings.

The designer, who has been in the industry for over three decades, showcased Byzindiantynea collection — a line of Indo-western ensemb les inspired by artist Paul Bhonsle’s Christian art at The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa on Thursday.

While women were seen in ghagras, saris and kurtas coordinated with jackets, trousers and shirts in colours like green, blue, yellow and pink, the male models, mostly baring chest, donned black and white outfits consisting of unbuttoned shirts and bottoms of different lengths but all in black and white.

Asked about the choice of colours for men, Ferreira told IANS: “I thought that black and white are classic.”

He was excited about working with the artist.

“This time I worked with Paul Bhonsle on prints. It’s his paintings which have inspired my prints. All art forms are related. Fashion is kind of a commercial art form. So, you need to go back to other forms to get inspiration and to educate people. I learnt about digital prints and all that. It was fun doing that,” said the designer, who added fun to his show by dancing on stage rather than just walking with the final model and taking a bow towards the end.

As he closed the first day of the three-day fashion event, ace designer Rocky S has been chosen as the finale designer for Day Two of the second edition of the fashion week.

Wendell Rodricks will bring the curtain down on Saturday.