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'Metal guru' holds audiences captive

Western silhouettes and saris were the mainstay of Neeta Bharagava's collection. Mini's were not as miniscule as we've seen so far this week, nor were the shorts. Not a bum cheek to be seen.
PTI | By Agencies, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2003 04:10 PM IST

Western silhouettes and saris were the mainstay of Neeta Bharagava's collection. The palette was muted. Petrol blue, grey, tobacco.

Mini's were not as miniscule as we've seen so far this week, nor were the shorts. Not a bum cheek to be seen. Otherwise, skirts skimmed the knee. Net made another appearance in this collection…there's been quite a lot of it this week. Here it appeared at the hemline as a frill. The first section had a gladiatorial feel with metallic designs reminiscent of chain mail.

A second sighting of a device first seen at Sabyasachi: a burnt looking hem. This time on a kurta. Bias flips inset into a skirt hem, put this collection in tune with the season's trends.

The palette ranged from pinks through magenta through purple and red. The showstopper was a  red sari with a cutwork border and choli.

Tarana Rajpal's Bollywood nights

The official Tarana fan club was out in force tonight. They lapped up the sequined feast set before us. On the menu were several colour palettes. The first was clear white with rani pink and orange sequin work based around a peacock theme.

This sequed into a sequence of soft, feminine pastels. Then a change of pace to a dramatic range of graphic chevron stripes in bold colourways: lime and lavender, lavender and orange for example. 

These western silhouettes, included cropped trousers and flares, micro minis, kurtis and off the shoulder tops.

The second part of Tarana's show was classic Indian. No salwars: only churidars and western pants. Kurtis fell from mid thigh to the knee. The high point of the collection was a black georgette kurta with western pants, embroidered in a very striking peacock blue. Exotic!

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