Glitz, glamour bring an end to the Fashion Week in Mumbai

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Bollywood celebrities flounced down the runway with ethnic Indian ensemble of ace designers, at the finale of Lakme India Fashion Week in the entertainment capital, Mumbai last week. Ace designer Sabyasachi’s show brought the curtains down on the event this year. The collection termed ‘Absolute Royal’ of the ace designer, was an interpretation of Indian royalty and featured neutral tones of nude, ivory, white, beige and then moving on to red and black, the line-up featured quilted skirts, lehengas, saris, waistcoats, skirts, jackets, dresses, sherwanis (Long Indian traditional coat)and kurta churidars. Another designer, Archana Kochhar’s collection “Chokhi” was reminiscent of the beautiful creations worn by the gorgeous women in their mansion in north-western Rajasthan state. “‘Chokhi’ depicts beauty in the local dialect of Rajasthan and Rajasthan is a state which is surrounded with a lot of scenic beauty, historical structures so it is the richness of the state of Rajasthan that inspired me to put together this collection. The collection animates a lot of qualities from Rajasthan which are depicted through its architectural prints, its earthy colour pallet and its shisha (glass) embroidery,” she said. Inspired by the earthy colours, images of forts and twirling moustaches, glass embroidery of the state, the designer brought these in a contemporary mode with acrylic cut-outs and Rajasthani motifs. The colour palette had a rich offering of orange, turmeric yellow and burnt maroon, reflecting the glory of the vibrant region. Away from the main auditorium, the “Talent Box” venue saw capsule collections presented by Anushree Reddy. Reddy’s collection was a glamorous confection befitting her “Tantrum Bride” theme. Colours like bright pink and orange as well as leaf green made an appearance on the ramp. Kalki Koechlin, the show stopper for Reddy, looked radiant in a leaf green netted lehenga, said Indian clothes will look stunning for events like red carpet. “I feel beautiful and it’s true that I wear a lot of working clothes like that is usually my casual wear and you know at the end of the day there are occasions for which I think Indian is just stunning like I said for a wedding, for my own wedding I wore Indian and for events like red carpet, I think there is nothing better than Indian,” Koechlin said. From Prachi Desai to Dia Mirza to the beautiful Priyanka Chopra, celebrities graced the ramp as showstoppers for many designers on the day five of Lakme Fashion Week 2013.Chopra looked gorgeous in a black leather peplum top as she graced the ramp for Bisou Bisou at the final event. The five-day fashion extravaganza had begun on 23 August with close to 89 designers presenting their collections at the venue for the event at a suburban five star hotel in showbiz capital, Mumbai.