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Sonam Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore grace DCW

Aditi Caroli, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 10, 2012
First Published: 08:09 IST(10/8/2012) | Last Updated: 20:05 IST(13/8/2012)

Finally Bollywood made its way to the ongoing PCJ Delhi Couture Week. While Sonam Kapoor was spotted at Anamika Khanna's show, Sharmila Tagore walked the ramp for designer duo Ashima-Leena.

Javed Akhtar with wife Shabana Azmi also attended Anamika Khanna and Gaurav Gupta's joint off-site show.

Ashima-Leena
Day Two of the fashion extravaganza began with Ashima-Leena's Raag Rattan collection. Clad in a bright orange sari, Sharmila Tagore once again turned showstopper for the designer duo.

Highlight of the collection was use of jewellery as part of a garment- like using pearls for border or stones on neckline which created necklace like effect.

The collection concentrated essentially on bride with heavily embellished saris, lehengas, anarkalis, long jackets and shararas in whites, creams, greens, blues, pinks and reds.

Instead of usual backdrop music, there was live performance by Sufi singer Zila Khan.

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Off-site show
The joint off-site show was one of its kind with a long corridor-like ramp and sitting arrangement on either side. This show didn't focus on bride and gave new meaning to the six-yard drape.

Anamika Khanna
Clad in a nude sari-gown, Sonam Kapoor didn't walk the ramp but was there to cheer designer Anamika Khanna who presented a very striking couture. Giving an ode to powerful Indian woman of today, her collection was a modern take on traditional silhouettes.

Saris sans petticoats or underskirts (some even with thigh high slits), sari-gowns with asymmetrical hemlines, modern cuts on traditional garments- Anamika's creativity touched the sky. Colour palette comprised of pink, blue, ivory, beige, red, gold and silver.

Gaurav Gupta
Titled The Sylph Aviary, Gaurav Gupta's show was a delight to watch.

His couture comprised of draped gowns, lehenga gowns, his signature sari gowns in reds, pinks, oranges, yellows and nudes.

With inspiration from Rococo and Art Nouveau, the designer presented a romantic-vintage couture.

This concluded the Day Two of the five-day fashion extravaganza (August 8-12).

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