Clothes are the show stoppers
Bollywood made its presence felt on day three of the LFW. Meher Jesia, Bhavna Pandey and Makeep Kapoor walked for Malini Ramani. The stars were here but the clothes at LFW are still the strength of the event.Updated: Mar 09, 2010, 15:48 IST
Bollywood made its presence felt on day three. Meher Jesia, Bhavna Pandey and Makeep Kapoor walked for Malini Ramani, but only after a session of gyaan patti that seemed sponsored by Paulo Coelho's publishers. She showcased Indian traditional embroidery and African inspired headgear, though the lycra gowns representing France lacked imagination. Narendra Kumar's show was a theatrical presentation with models climbing out of pods and walking amidst a laser display. Neil Nitin Mukesh tried to match steps with the futuristic models. Deepika Padukone was the showstopper at Shantanu and Nikhil's showcase for Adidas wearing a tiny pair of shorts that pleased all her fans in the front row.
Neelanjan Ghosh was a pleasant surprise with quirky motifs on colourful clothing. Kurtas had variety in plunging backs and detachable bustles. His bags, priced at Rs 1,700 onwards are a steal.
Narendra Kumar If he was branching out into theatre, this show would have been a hit. But considering we were looking at a Killer jeans presentation, the jeans were a little too over the top. Though in true Nari style, the menswear jackets stood out the most.
Asmita Marwah Goa flea market regulars would love to chill by on the beach in this tie-dye maxi with a beaded neckline.
Shantanu and Nikhil's Moto Chic collection for Adidas presented a super sexy line of tiny shorts, mesh vests, cutout swimsuits and futuristic pants. This pairing of cropped hoodie and teenie-tiny shorts isn't for the faint-hearted, but can motivate you to work out harder at the gym.
Malini Ramani was sponsored by Grey Goose and made sure she had enough bang for their bucks. Following an extended storytelling of her muse's journey to different locales, models stomped onto the ramp in Mexican kaftans, Indian embroidered harem pants and animal printed dresses and swimsuits with beaded, feathered headgear. The colourful wedges are worth a pick for anybody with a shoe fetish.
Anand Bhushan has built a name for himself in the appliqué department and this wonderfully woven coat proves his worth again. Paired with sheer leggings and boots, it could even be worn as a dress to an outdoor party. That paired with some of the comfy looking knits and he can be forgiven for parading this at a spring/summer showcase.
Swapnil Shinde's collection called to mind Herve Leger's bandage dresse and Hussain Chalayan's femmebots. Our pick — this moderately original neckpiece paired with a girlie gown.