Shubha Mudgal's music, Taapsee Pannu enliven LFW ramp
Singer Shubha Mudgal's live vocals lifted the audience's spirits as actress Taapsee Pannu took to the ramp at designer Gaurang Shah's show at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 (LFW) here Friday.
Taapsee looked bright and beautiful as the showstopper in a colourful Indian ensemble.
"I have known Gaurang for two years, but this is for the first time that I am walk ing the ramp at LFW for him. I have been telling him to please design a colourful bright outfit for me and he has designed all the possible bright colours in my outfit like orange, pink and yellow...I love what I am wearing," Taapsee told reporters post the show.
Taapsee walked the ramp donning a yellow ghagra with an orange hemline while the dupatta was draped to make it look like a half sari. It had a bright yellow and orange border which accentuated the overall look. The blouse had detailed embroidery on the sleeves.
With curly locks and a green bindi in place, Taapsee made for a perfect muse and justified Shah's outfit, which was part of his Chitr-Sena line.
Meanwhile, Shubha Mudgal's live renditions kept the audience engrossed in the show.
Talking about the idea of having live classical music during his showcase, Shah said: "I just couldn't think of anything more enchanting than this to describe the story of Chitr-sena."
The ensembles were made using kanchipuram weaves with a unique twist in colours and textures.
Shah said he took over six months to shape up the Chitr-sena line, which has various textures in kanchipuram, beautifully blended with hand-weaves, traditional designs and modern artistry.
His collection had ghaghras, anarkalis, ghararas, and angarkhas with pants tailored in matka silk and maheshwari-khadi. These are embroidered with fables in zardosi and badla.
Chitr-Sena features traditional motifs of Garuda, rudraksh, hamsa, shikarga, sher (tiger), bagha (leopard), haathi (elephant), morni (peacocks), and shikar woven in kanchipuram silk dupattas and saris in a distinctive fashion.
The colour palette used by Shah is dominated by purple, green, orange and yellow.
(Posted on 22-08-2014)