With bonfires, songs of jubilation and harvest, and traditional sweets, Lohri is welcomed with warmth in the Capital. The festival also calls for dressing up in the best traditional attires. No wonder, Mumbai celebrities and party regulars are taking style tips from Delhi designers for the occasion.
Actor Padmini Kolhapure, who got a special Lohri outfit designed by Delhi-based designer Monica Malik, says, "The outfit has a lot of detailed work, therefore it forfeits the need for heavy accessories. A golden clutch and statement ring does the trick for me." Malik adds, "The colour of Padmini’s outfit, along with the heavyweight silk and velvet gives it a royal and ethnic appeal, which is perfect for Lohri."
Designer Anjalee Kapoor has also created some ethnic dresses for Lohri for clients from Mumbai. "I have designed traditional suits and saris inspired from the Mughal era and sophisticated Victorian sensibility with floral motifs," says Kapoor. "For Lohri wear something bright and cheerful, such as fuchsia pink, orange and yellow. Also, Anarkalis, tunic kurtis with Patiala salwars look great for a festive occasion," says Delhi-based designer Reynu Taandon.