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Lakme India Fashion Week - Day 2

Show 1: Aparna Jagdhari, Poonam Bhagat, Rehane Yavar Dhala

Aparna Jagdhari: Aparna's unusual style of creativity emphasizes basically on unusual techniques of surface ornamentation and colour application which basically appeals to the youth. She drapes and she creates cuts that fit and float, all this with detailing like cut-aways, ruching, patchwork, thread work, beading pleats and tucks. The colours used by her are vibrant - fuschia, orange, cobalt blue, leaf green, and red put together in a tropical mix. The layered skirts, fitted pants, shorts and playful hot pants, and cowled blouses made for exciting separates.

Poonam Bhagat: Poonam on the other hand emphasized a confident approach towards colour. She used the famous turquoise, the rage of the season, with complete Úlan. Tie-dyeing, hand-painting, printing and precise beadwork blended with colours like fuschia, oranges, beige, pale blue, sea green, leaf green, cucumber, purple all highlighted with minimal and discreet embroideries, all brought the collection to life.

Rehane Yavar Dhala: Dhala's collection was a delicate balance between vibrant hues of yellows, peaches, blues, lime greens and subtle beiges, juxtaposed against feathery embroidery and textures created by ruched, ruffled and pleated fabrics. The fabrics used were soft satins, flowy crepes and sparkling lurex giving it a very feminine look.

Show 2: Aparna Chandra and Puja Nayyar.

Aparna Chandra: Aparna's creation focused on the use of fresh silhouettes in perma-pleated fabrics, feminine laces, sheer organzas and opulent velvets were all put together with sparkling Swarovski crystals and simple yet effective embroidery techniques. Delicate drapes and rich brocade fabrics offset with bold plaids and sexy laces created a confident mix of Oriental glamour and Victorian charm. Pencil skirts with net overshirts, asymmetric hem lines, godet skirts and tulle edges were seen with corsets and stretch lycra-lace blouses. The colour palette used strong reds, mid-night blacks, and pure whites along with subtle lilacs, greys and blues.

Puja Nayyar: Puja emphasized the prevalence of schoolgirl spontaneity over womanly staidness. The currently trendy washed and treated distressed denim mixed and worked upon was the strength of the collection. Pristine white blouses with delicate tone-on-tone detailing mixed with suede trims, patches and belts worn with denim tunics and chevron box pleated skirts were the essential silhouettes. These were followed by layered tulle and cheese cloth skirts in fuchsia, orange, pink and red mixed with bold stripes and embroidered roses.

Show 3: Shobhna and Vijay Arora

Shobhna and Vijay Arora brought the flavour of animal prints, suede and fringes to the Indian look. The collection was an assembly of the favourite Indian outfits- sarees, kurtas-pajamas, and skirts, all with a contemporary twist. The chiffons, georgettes, denims, crepes, silks and velvets in vibrant reds, yellows, oranges, blues and blacks were dressed up with suede cutwork, bead work, machine embroideries, leherias, sequined tassels, and mirror-work. The denim short kurta was seen in its various expressions with treatments like gold zardozi, and delicate gota. Floral prints and frills mixed together with smocked empire waists, cowl necks, sequined tassels and laces brought in the element of evening glamour. Men looked relaxed and comfortable in washed denim and silk kurtas and cool pajamas

Show 4: Rohit Bal

The 2nd day ended by Rohit Bal's wicked, dangerous and sexy creation. This menswear collection, a hedonistic mix of leather, sweater-knits, and PVC coated fabrics was embellished with hand-painted roses and chrysanthemums, the angelic face of David and English floral sprigs, besides some very creative and defined quilting. Black, cobalt blue and ivory were the colours used. The silhouette was fitted and consisted of jackets, t-shirts, pants and intermittently shocking little briefs and shorts. Accessorized with traditional antique silver bell anklets worn on the forehead and tied around the legs, the look for men, as presented by Bal was unlike any other.


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