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Lakme India Fashion Week - Day 4 (23rd April, 2005)

Manish Arora
The show was all about high drama, high colour and high glam. All silhouettes had a severity to them. Animal trims added opulent style. As did the brocade trims. Feather at the back dresses gave the Wild West fun look. But naturally, there was an overdose of colors-neon pink, greens, rusts and blues. Manish's tastefully presented the "more is better" look.

Anuradha Vakil

A truly Indian collection! Anuradha seamlessly blended old textiles with the new for a collection that looked fit for a Mughal princess. Her showstopper was Shabana Azmi, who walked in a royal blue embellished sari worn with a deep red blouse and bandhini stole.

Kimono By Kiran Uttam Ghosh

Jazz was the inspiration for Kiran Uttam Ghosh, though there was still a strong Indian element with churidars being her favored style of trouser. Wrap tops gave the collection a soft look. Colour palettes were muted, and the fabric was soft and had an easy drape. Ghosh's LIFW 2005 Collection is a melange of drapes in various shapes, textures, techniques and hues. The line moves forward while imparting a retro feel and yet not limiting the collection to any era. A play of print over print in many layers adds a new element and a third dimension to the collection. The colour palette ranges from smokey pastels to coral and gold. This collection gives off a typical jazzy look to each outfit.

Anant By Shobhna And Vijay Arora

Durga's journey was the name of this collection so Bengal's Kanta was the favored form of embroidery. The collection and the colours were both very Indian-saris, kurtas and lehenga style skirts in oranges, reds and turquoises.

Raghuvendra Rathore
The collection portrayed modern silhouettes on a global format, using cuts that resonate a classic shape. There were structured textured jackets paired with slim tapered pants, stretch pants and skirts. Shades of black highlighted with ancient antique gold, pistachio green and fresh wines were the leading colours of the collection.

Niki Mahajan

Niki is known for her use of lots of colors and prints. She used a lot of chikans and stayed away from sequins and swarovski and used polkas and tie and dye to create her looks.

Kavita Bhartia
Kavita's collection blended traditional Indian embroidery and mirror work with western silhouettes to produce a striking line of high fashion. Among the collection were ponchos and kaftans teamed with churidars and tops that could as easily have been worn with a sari or skirt. Prints played with sequins and chikankari, mingled with distinct fusion styling to create a unique entity.

Malini Ramani
Malini Ramani chose three girls- "Maya", the Bombay Bohemian, "Maria", the Carnival girl and "Tara", the Style Swami Guru Girl to display in style. The theme of her collection, revolved around three girls celebrating life and was called "Carnival Chic" presented in three different sections, it displayed its own share of unique colour palettes and elegant fusion trousseau. There was the trademark Malini Mirror Work on lots of the clothes. Colours were bright with neon pink and green being her favourites.

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