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Lakme India Fashion Week - Day 6 (25th April, 2005)

Deepika Gehani
Titled 'Ocean Breeze' Deepika's collections were inspired by the sand caressing foam and shaped by waves that whisper-so her creations were feminine and flirtatious in sheer, silken and sensual silhouettes-suited to showcase the human form. The shades included forthy foamy whites, crystal clear blue, jade greens and sea sapphires.

Rabani And Rekha
The duo created crisp dynamic silhouettes which were accentuate by extensive use of embroideries done in tonal hues. While the silhouettes were western, the collection was very Indian. The fabrics included sensual satins, soft georgettes and drapy chiffons which were used to create fitted churi trousers, skirts, corsets and body hugging dresses for the sexy, modern woman.

Falguni & Shane Peacock
The collection with a very bohemian look was a mix of the sensuous, fluid and glamorous with a lot of prints-which were in a mix of florals, animal prints with a hint of embroidery in fabrics like velvet, knit, chiffon, crushed silk, georgettes. The look was ultra sexy.

Shantanu Goenka
It was a collection inspired by the youthfulness of Lord Krsna, with a hip, young and contemporary feel. There were jeweled tees with digitally printed images of the Lord encrusted with Swarovski pearls and crystals, fluid and drippy lowers in rayons and stretch satns, flowncy skirts in varied lengths.

Tarun Tahiliani
Tahiliani's show was a heady mix of luxury and opulence. The use of coins and feathers added a feeling of middle eastern charm. There were his signature fluted corset blouses, most of his t-shirts had jewelling details, digital print kaftans were worn on jeans. Gypsy skirts were in a new entrant into the Tarun Tahiliani style.

Rohit Bal
All in whites to symbolize purity of thoughts, Rohit Bal went back to his Kashmiri roots and "Wark Ka Kaam" a gold and silver leaf printing technique from Kashmir was revived for his collection. The silhouettes were Vintage Bal- empire line long tops, jackets with Nehru style collars and full ghera skirts.

Anju Modi
Anju Modi presented a line that was Indo-Western-the collection included coins and tiered skirts for the gypsy look, tops with Capri trousers, pyjama style bottoms. Aysymmetry as well as double layering was a style that Anju seemed to enjoy. Sensuous yet soft, yet hard (because of metallic foiling), it was a very wearable collection.

Namrata Joshipura
Titled 'Absolute Progression' Namrata Joshipura's collection was soft yet strong. This was for the city girl fashionista was has a genteel side to her. Burnt Oranges, Deep blues and Olive greens were the predominant colors. Soft velvets, drop waists, cowls and wrap tops gave it a very easy and free flowing feel.

Known for his styling and layering Sabyasachi delivered a collection with all the traits expected from him-hand printing, block printing and modern versions of the saree. Large sleeves and oversized shirts gave these designs a floating feel. Muddy colors dominated. A very romantic looks from the designer.

Anamika Khanna
There was a casual comfort about the look. Anamika picked up a lot from men's details for her women's collection; there were gunbelts, pinstripes and suspenders. Yet there was nothing hard. It had a soft feel, and even there was gold in some outfits it never shone. Crochet, soft cottons, wrap dresses and tops gave a genteel look.

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