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Holiday fervour

Kaftans, bikinis and maxis in bold prints and jewel hues dominated the runways.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 16, 2011 00:24 IST
Vinod Nair

Designer: Anupama Dayal
Age: 42
Known for: Flowy kurtas
The collection: Anupama Dayal’s show had some interesting bikinis in jewel toned hues. There were breezy kaftans in floral prints, maxis that screamed holiday feel and there were also resort chic pieces that were fit for fashionistas’ summer wardrobe.

Designer: Atsu Sekhose
Known for: Elegant cuts
The collection: Atsu’s show started with whites and moved on gradually to brighter palette with minimal detailing on his well made clothes.

Designer: Pria Kataria Puri
Age: 40
Known for: Kaftans
The collection: Pria Kataria Puri presented an interesting line of prints and tassles in various silhouettes along with some with shiny detailings in her collection. While there were kaftans, maxis and flowy skirts for lovers of boho fashion, there were also saris in crepes, chiffons. Bikinis with sheer kurtas were also seen.

Designer: Kallol Dutta
Age: 27
Known for: Prints
The collection: Dutta showed his trademark prints in loud colours likered and yellow. Prints in the form of jailstripes and checks were hot in his collection. Kurtas in flared, semi fit detailings were paired with skinny trousers also sometimes in prints. He also showed straitjacket sari and skirts. The maxis got maximum applaud from the guests.

Designer: Abhishek Byas
Known for: Checks and stripes
The collection: Abhishek Byas needs to do his home work well before hitting the runway and the blame should really go to the jury for letting his collection appear on the runway. It was not only badly made, the designer also didn't seem to have a clear idea as to what he really want to do. Inspired by clowns the outfits had checks, pleats in misg mash pattern.

Designer: Amalraj Sengupta
Age: 25
Known for: Flap detailings
The collection: Young Amalraj Sengupta came out with whites, impeccably made creations for both men and women. His collection was so creative and matured that it was tough to believe that it comes from a 20-something's creative brain. One saw short off shoulder dresses with interesting flab detailings. There were also nice pin tucks and pleats.

Minissha LambaMore goss from the front row

Some star show Designer Rocky S showed his collection where he had stars Zayed Khan and Dia Mirza, as the showstoppers. So far as the LFW has seen very few star apperance, their entry on the runway did create some stir and interest.

Casual chic
Actor Nauhid Cyrusi made a rare appearance dressed in a simple tank top and print skirt. Her look was a refreshing break from the couture clad ladies seen so often at fashion weeks.

Daily fashion dosage
Either actor Minissha Lamba is hooked on to fashion or the lady is having too much free time on her hand these days. How else would you explain her daily appearance at the Week.

Surprise show-stopper
Actor Perizaad Zorabian, was the showstopper at designer Pria Kataria Puri’s show. Wearing a shiny silver mini Zorabian dazzled everyone with her smile.