The otherwise bold and sexy item girl Koena Mitra turned into a fashionable Radha for fashion designer Joy Mitra's collection showcased at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week on Friday.
The collection was aimed at depicting the human side of Lord Krishna and had contemporary silhouettes and forms with earthy shades. Koena says she loved walking the ramp in Joy's creation, which was a black and red lehenga choli, with heavy gold embroidery.
"A collection requires a lot of thought and it is evident in Joy's collection. He takes up challenges and comes out with unpredictable designs," Koena, whose look was completed with a golden and a green dupatta over a black choli, told IANS after the show.
Joy Mitra says he added red to the showstopper's outfit for Koena's sake. "Koena loves red and I had made it a point to include it in her attire," he said.
The 28-year-old actress, who started her modelling career during college and has done several commercials, says fashion means "being yourself".
"Fashion to me means being yourself and having lot of fun. I have never followed any trend. I like to wear traditional outfits. Whenever I get a chance I opt for traditional wear like saris," she added.
The designer, who has a penchant for fusion wear created skirts, fitted churidaars, kurtas, saris and tunics in brocade and wool. The colour palette was dominated by black, olive, maroon, brown and teal.
Among those seated in the front row was actress Neena Gupta along with her designer daughter Masaba.