Mumbai, March 13 IANS | 6 months ago

Actress-designer Mandira Bedi made her Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 debut Thursday and showcased a sari collection titled "Real Women". She also surprised the audience when she presented her mother Geeta Bedi as her showstopper.


Dressed in a blue sari with golden border, Geeta looked elegant when she hit the ramp.

When asked to say a few words, Mandira's mother said: "I am not much of a speaker, all I want to say is that I am proud to be her showstopper."

The runway was flush with Mandira's summer saris in shades like blue, pink and green among others with golden border. There were a few printed saris too. As she had said earlier, her collection was high on effects and low on embellishments.

"I am feeling extremely emotional. The concept of my show is real women. This is my first show, my mother is my showstopper and it's a very emotional moment for me," Mandira, last seen in hit TV show "24", told reporters post the show.

"Not just my mother, even the other ladies, who walked for me, I am grateful to them because they came here just for me," added the actress who invited successful women from various walks of life to walk the ramp, including a lawyer, nutritionist and fitness trainer among others.

Mandira ventured into fashion designing last year and even opened a signature store here.

Talking about her collection, she said: "I have used all summer colours for my saris and as far as the fabric is concerned it includes silk, satin and georgette."

The on going fashion event, which started Wednesday, will continue till Sunday.

(Posted on 13-03-2014)


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