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LFW: Day 2 celebrates age old styles with uber cool trends

Mumbai, Aug 25 : The Day Two of the much awaited Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2013 witnessed glamour, grandeur and ecstasy as designers unveiled their collections with models and celebs scorching the ramp on Saturday.


The day opened with designers Nitya Arora, Karishma Shahani Khan, Ken Ferns and Sneha Arora who brought varying fashion directions on the ramp.

Nitya Arora's 'Valliyan' label celebrated the beauty of the Art Deco influences of 1920 through her accessories collection at LFW. Architecture played an important role in the designs when the various mediums came together seamlessly to create beautiful ornaments.

It was Bollywood glamour inspired by the quintessential "Mona Darling" that dazzled on the runway when Karishma Sahani Khan presented her "Maya" collection.


Shehla Khan at LFW WF 2013

Bringing in age old style directions and merging them with sensuous apsara inspirations, Art Deco and geometry; the designer's East meets West fusion line was a welcome display.

The motifs brought a hint of ideas like freedom, symmetry, opulence and mystery, which were rendered through embroidery, prints and tactile surface ornamentation.

Looking up to the sky for inspiration, Ken Ferns hit upon the moon as his muse and called his collection "Moon Rise". Incorporating a slight mysterious futuristic appeal into his collection, Ken's colour story had those magical dimensions of the moon's surface and luminance.

Known for creating the most extreme accessories, Little Shilpa once again wowed the audience with her "out of the box" creativity at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013.

Using unconventional materials, the accessories for the head and neck had that futuristic space age feel.

This time Little Shilpa turned her attention to the sari and the katori choli. The collection called "Grey Matter" had silk saris draped in styles that were totally quirky and worn with men's shirts, T shirts or a katori choli-cum-shirt.

Like the legendary Phoenix that rose again in all its glory, Kommal Sood's "Phoenix in Paradise" collection was a glamorous assortment of elegant chic, which dazzled on the runway.


Troy Costa at LFW WF 2013

Known for her ultra-stylish signature creations of sophisticated formal wear that have made stunning appearances on the red carpet, the look displayed by Kommal had an edgy line of separates that started with casual skirts, shorts and tops, then moved onto classy jackets, cocktail dresses and finally ended in gowns.

Troy Costa's collection, called "The London Eye" was partly inspired by the Mark Gertler painting called 'Merry Go Round', which revealed sharp tailoring, shaping and use of technology.

Waterproof thread, alternation and colour intarsia was balanced by a relaxed look for separates, ideal for the male wardrobes.

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui from the films 'Kahaani', 'Talaash', 'Gangs of Wassapur' and 'Bombay Talkie's, walked jauntily down the ramp to close the show in a black tuxedo with a printed velvet bowtie.

Once again it was extreme drama and sexy seduction on the ramp when Rocky S unleashed his ultra-glam "Rocky Star" collection at LFW. His noir collection of black has turned into Rocky S's signature offering at fashion weeks, to make a mark on the trend charts.

Recreating the aura and grandeur of the dark medieval ages in fashion, there was a large dose of lavish opulence in the feminine couture creations.

To end the collection of uber glamorous creations, the showstopper was Pond's Femina Miss India International 2011, Ankita Shorey, in a sensational fishtail lace gown.

--IBNS (Posted on 25-08-2013)

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