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Stars raid the ramp

fashion-and-trends Updated: Sep 22, 2010 12:57 IST
Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair
Hindustan Times
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If the Bachchans adorned the front row on Sunday evening, on Monday it was the turn of Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta and Sonakshi Sinha, as they cheered for their favourite designer friend, Manish Malhotra. A mirror-laden glitzy ramp saw a riot of designs in blue and red, and what the designer called “contemporary Indian designer wear.” Embroideries strategically positioned and silhouettes fluid, his collection was meant for all festive seasons and for all those who want style with tradition.

Ravage by Raj Shroff captured everyone’s attention with the simplicity in his design and the ability to put together a collection that was aesthetically appealing and wearable. His colour palette was controlled with reds and greens, and the way he put together his ensembles was very stylish. He proved that all that is needed to capture the audience’s attention, is hard work, done creatively.

Swapnil Shinde had some interesting contemporary silhouettes that were meant for women with perfect bodies. They were fitted and the collection was young in appeal.

Troy Costa introduced his womenswear collection for the first time with signer Shaan, who began the show with a melodious rendition. His stylish designs have given the contemporary woman more reasons to shop. While some menswear was also thrown in between, he made sure that his maiden attempt in womenswear was done with care.

Festive spirit
Shyamal and Bhumika had their Indian festive wear presentation filled with embroidery and surface embellishments. Payal Singhal too showcased some interesting silhouettes. Earlier in the day, at the first showing, Vikramjit had presented a collection of silhouettes and looks that were Indian in soul, but international in appeal.

Soup by Sougat Paul had some interesting lineups. Designer Narendra Kumar presented yet another collection for Killer jeans where he proved that denim, if played around aesthetically, can be more than just jackets or a pair of jeans. The collection was stylish and the presentation was eye-catching.

The Hindi film stars, who were nowhere to be seen for the event’s first few days, made up for their absence today. With Salman Khan’s Dabangg still running houseful, the presence of its star Sonakshi Sinha, seemed to appeal to the audience in many ways.