Bollywood stars glam up animal prints

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Apr 30, 2013 11:35 IST
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    Anushka Sharma has donned fringes for her role in PK. Doesn't she look pretty? (AFP Photo)

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    Anushka Sharma poses during the unveiling of a new range of Canon cameras in New Delhi on April 23, 2013. (AFP Photo)

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    Canon brand icon Anushka Sharma unveiling the new range of cameras with advanced technology in New Delhi on Tuesday. (UNI Photo)

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    Actor Anushka Sharma

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    Anushka was seen in a whacky outfit with fish patterns on the jacket and skirt. (AFP Photo)

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    Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma (C), President and CEO Canon India Kazutada Kobayashi (R) and Executive Vice President of Canon India Alok Bharadwaj display cameras during ...

While leopards, zebras and tigers have been on the prowl in the fashion realm for long, we now have some cutting-edge business going on in the prints department, and Bollywood beauties are to blame. From Anushka Sharma’s fish motif, to Gul Panag’s camel dress and Ayesha Takia’s bird print, film stars are fanning a novel animal motif trend.

It was actor Shilpa Shetty who kick-started this craze with her cow motif dress last year. Designer Masaba Gupta, who created Shilpa’s drape, says, “The print was inspired by the Nandi bull, something I picked up from a vintage farm painting. While actor Tisca Chopra picked the print straight from my prêt collection, Shilpa customised it by adding a gold border.”

Anita Dongre, of Global Desi (the label behind Gul’s camel dress), says, “The camel and bird motifs are inspired by a folklore.” Wondering how to work up this look? Kiran Jaisinghania of designer duo Myoho has a piece of advice. “The motifs add quirk, so you don’t need to clutter with too many elements. Go for subtle woven animal motifs.”


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