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Bollywood beauties scorch the ramp at LFW

IANS  Mumbai, March 18, 2014
First Published: 12:35 IST(18/3/2014) | Last Updated: 18:19 IST(18/3/2014)
Designer Rajesh Pratap Singh's incredible outfits and show stopper Kareena Kapoor combined to take the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week of Summer/Resort 2014 to a new level.

Kareena had a grand entry with fireworks on the ramp. Donning long black dress with silver work all around, the actress looked stunning with her hair tied, metallic eye shadow and minimal make up.

Besides the outstanding fashion line, a special ramp was set for the designer on the garden lawn. With mirrors and candles on the runway, the show began with models walking in white attire.

A collection of contrasts divided into day and night, 'Illusion' opened with structured ensembles in very light gossamer fabrics followed by fluid silhouettes. Lot of metallic shadows have been added in Rajesh's fashion line.

The traditional frame hand embroidery technique has also been twisted to use metal parts for a modern rendering.

Rajesh's garments are a blend of jackets, dresses, skirts, village bundi vest, albiet in a new avatar among others. With fabrics especially created for the collection, the woven experiments feature silver, stainless steel, paper aluminium, hand woven and handspun khadi, silk and linen.


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Priyanka Chopra turned showstopper Sunday for designer Neeta Lulla, who displayed her Indo-western collections at LFW Summer/Resort 2014 here.

Talking about Priyanka's attire, Neeta Lulla said, "Priyanka is wearing a kaftan which is very stylish and colorful. It was wonderful to have Priyanka as my muse. She carried it off really well. My collections had bright monochromatic colors with their tints inspired from the rain forest."

Neeta's collection was inspired by Aztec motifs with Indian badla work. Her fashion line was a mix of several colours including cream, pink, purple, green among others with very simple silhouettes for summer.

Playing well with silk and satin, Neeta displayed her fashion line which was a blend of Indian and Western attire. Priyanka dazzled on the ramp donning off white kaftan with knee length cuts from both the sides.

Priyanka says she is always scared to walk the ramp.

"Walking on the ramp scares me... I get very nervous and I am the happiest when it gets over. This outfit is very comfortable. Neeta is one of the iconic designers and it was wonderful to walk for her," she said.

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Actress Sunny Leone, who scorched the ramp in designer Jyotsana Tiwari's peach-pink gown Sunday at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014, says she was nervous, but enjoyed the comfortable outfit.

"I was nervous walking the ramp, but the gown is very comfortable. This is a gown that everybody would love to wear. It's a beautiful gown and I am thankful to Jyotsana for this," Sunny told reporters after the show.

With minimal makeup, Sunny walked with élan.

Jyotsana's collection had gowns with interesting embellishments and embroidery.

Talking about her designs, she said: "My collection was inspired from summer holidays. My first 10 garments were fun stuff and the rest were for young brides, which is perfect for a beach wedding."


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