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Ashima and Leena Singh outdid themselves

Posh, gorgeous, elegant and dignified ? just some of epithets that Ashima and Leena?s collection would qualify for, enthuses Mishty Varma.

india Updated: Sep 02, 2006 10:46 IST
Mishty Varma ||
Mishty Varma ||

Sleek lines, deep hues of stark colours, gorgeous silhouettes and innovative texturing are just some of the trademarks of Ashima and Leena Singh’s spring/summer collection

With a vast range of styles in both ethnic and western-wear, the collection is picked out in shades of vanilla, ivory, clotted cream, honey, sand and black. Intricately embroidered floral motifs in shades like carmine, pinks, greens beautifully complement the neutral shades of the outfits.

For a change, there are many sarees to ogle and with the kind of sarees on display, you can do little else, for the kind of stuff Ashima and Leena have put out reinforces your faith in sarees. They have some of the loveliest appliqué work seen during this fashion week and hence can be best described in three words: To Die For. Makes you seriously wonder why, for the love of all things holy, why do we forget that the saree is the single-most graceful garment to adorn a lady?

Sexy cigarette trousers, halter-neck tops with beautiful appliquéd flowers, churidaars with stylish kurtas, long jackets and saree blouses with lacy yokes are just some of the truly exquisite items shown. Some of the ethnic ensembles are an obvious throwback to the 60s fashions with graceful stretch-churidaars and tight halter-neck, sleeveless kurtas.



Late-o-meter: 15 minutes

Wearability: 8

The creative duo even developed sexy ethnic ensembles in creamy whites and jet blacks for men, which comprised of flared and crushed pyjamas and kurtas with a stylish overlapping cut.

Posh, gorgeous, elegant, dignified and very, very wearable – just some of epithets that Ashima and Leena’s collection would qualify for.

First Published: Sep 01, 2006 01:41 IST