LFW: Arpita Mehta, Anushree Reddy showcase collection
Designer Arpita Mehta showcased a timeless, classy collection titled 'Paradiso' of contemporary Indian wear at Jabong Stage during Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.
Inspired by exotic Indian cultural arts and embroideries from different parts of the country, the outfits were crafted in textiles like flat chiffon, taffeta silk, organza and georgette satin.
The designer showcased modern Indian silhouettes like layered saris, tops, bodysuits, ethnic tunics, dhoti pants, lehengas, cover ups and gowns. Bold, iconic shades of canary yellow and indigo blue gave the range a fresh summer vibe, while pops of green and orange added a fun vibe.
The pieces were embellished with decadent thread work further complemented by delicate mirror work and graced each piece with motifs, which ranged from geometric forms to floral accents.
The show stopper was gorgeous Karisma Kapoor who graced the runway in pistachio green lehenga, flaunting gold embroidery and mirror work.
Anushree Reddy's collection titled 'The Tale of a Bow' at Jabong Stage during Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 was a classic yet contemporary take on Indian fashion.
The show started with the melodious voice of popular singer, Shibani Kashyab who looked gorgeous in a pink accented white salwar with gold and silver appliques. Youthful, charming and playful, this range made use of fun and versatile shades like stone grey, vintage pink, soft blush, teal blue, rustic brown, canary yellow along with natural beige.
To add an ethereal charm of old-meets-new, the designer worked with rich fabrics such as malkha, Chanderi, kota, tulle, mulmul and satin on lightly structured silhouettes.
Indo-western pieces like cropped blouses, lehengas, Anarkalis, dresses, gowns, pants and cover-ups sported large innovatively placed bows in tune with the theme.The embellishments comprised zardosi work, pearl tassels, bling sequins, tube sequins and beads; while exaggerated volumes, intricate drapes helped to contour each form and worked to accentuate one's body.
Ending the show was actress Ileana D'Cruz who stunned all in a ravishing cream lehenga and peach toned blouse with sequins and embroidery.
(Posted on 18-03-2014)