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The best for last

Day 5 at Lakmé Fashion Week was all about feisty fashion. Read on.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 23, 2010 01:30 IST

Day 5 at Lakmé Fashion Week was all about feisty fashion.

Designer: Malini Ramani
Age: 40
Known for: Fun resort wear
Trend: Gypsy
Occasion: Malini Ramani’s Grand Finale Presentation at the Lakmé Fashion Week this season, had all the ingredients of a rocking show, there was glamour, a riot of colours, vibrancy and the outfits set the celebratory mood of the evening. Malini’s outfits were rich in embellishments. The dramatic presentation added to the show and gave the grand finale the grandeur it deserved. In her own words the designer described her collection as fun, feisty and festive.

Designer: Abhi-Rahul
Age: 26-29
Known for: Boho ethnic wear
Trend: Wearable chic
Occasion: Abhi-Rahul’s collection had interesting colours and seemed to enforce the wearability factor in fashion. The designs were not edgy or eccentric, but verged on a clean, refreshing and breath easy feel. The silhouettes were drapy and fluid, and the feel was relaxed and romantic.

Designer: Neeta Lulla
Age: 45
Known for: Indian bling
Trend: Contemporary fusion
Occasion: Lulla’s collection, a rich mix of Indian and western designs, reflected the feel of the moment and could be called festive fusion.

Designer: Jattin Verma
Age: 30
Known for: Edgy Western wear
Trend: Functional fashion
Occasion: Verma, who made his debut at the LFW, presented a collection that was high on creativity and style. There were long gowns in deep hues like old rose and burgundy and red carpet dresses in gold and beige. The embellishments were minimal and classy, lending the gowns an elegant finish.

Blinging it on
The last day of LFW had a special slot dedicated to accessory designers. Shoe designer Rohan Arora showcased a unique footwear collection that had hand paintings of Bollywood actors and film posters. Kolkata-based Arora, says about his collection, “All the paintings on the shoes are actually done by people who used to paint the film posters.” The price ranges from R4,000 to R10,000. Other accessory designers like Eina Ahluwalia, Suhani Pittie, Malaga by Malini Agarwala presented very interesting neck and hand pieces.