High octane styles we loved at LFW Winter / Festive ’14 - II
It was a treat watching Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia walk the ramp for Swati Vijaivargie on Day Two on the Jabong Stage. Neha is a natural, her walk speaks confidence and panache. Once again the pageant winner strutted the ramp like the winner she is. Neha embodies fun, carefree vibrancy and joy, much like the clothes she modelled.
Neha was a burst of colour and life in a pink, orange and blue anarkali suit-salwar kameez fusion outfit. A blue dupatta wrapped around her neck gave the look an international feel. It was accessorized with tan peep-toe booties, again imparting a global vibe, and an ethnic kada. Natural makeup and a fun curly do completed her runway avatar. Her cheeks perfectly flushed as she smiled with just the right hint of pinkish gold.
Fashion designer Amit Agarwal’s love for form and clear structured silhouettes is well known. This time he chose to give a tribal spin to his modern yet contemporary designs. Now who better than a universal stunner to showcase Agarwal’s creations? The show stopper for his collection was ultra-glamorous and super poised former beauty queen Sushmita Sen.
His stunning collection featured not only interesting saree-style gowns, wrap gowns and textured gowns but also fringe burkhas! Amit Agarwal’s designs were a beautiful interpretation of tribal fashion through modern form and structure. We heard Sush mention that she felt sexy wearing the gorgeous dark-hued sheer black gown. She exuded confidence and portrayed, as Amit Agarwal had expected, the woman who lives life on her own terms. With those smoky eyes and perfect curls, she was a stunner any way you looked!
How much more Rajasthan Royal can you get than with Shilpa Shetty? The happy mommy walked the runway for designer Masaba Gupta on Day One. The lissome star-turned-entrepreneur sported an Indo-fusion look that drew its inspiration from the traditional sari. A floor-sweeping evening gown was the focus of the outfit, featuring a bold print and even bolder cutouts on both sides of the waist.
Masaba’s clothes have always been quirky, embellished with bold prints. She completed the outfit with a white pallu that started from the back of the outfit and was drawn around to the front and across one shoulder. The modern take on the sari was complemented by a retro hairdo, a bump on the front and a slick ponytail, the latter accentuated by a gold hair accessory. Adding to the drama were gold nails and very heavy cat’s eye with full lashes.
Floating down the runway, looking beautiful and ethereal was the Srilankan-Indian bride! The Bollywood diva from the island in the south, Jacqueline Fernandez, was showstopper for fashion designer Anju Modi’s bridal range Manikarnika. Known for her love for Indian bridal shades of reds and gold, Anju Modi showcased a jaw-dropping elegant range for bride who loves all things traditional.
But finally it was time for the showstopper garment which was an intricately embroidered golden colored choli set off with a red bridal lehenga with golden embellishments. To offset the heavily embellished ensemble, Anju Modi designed a gorgeous sheer dupatta with intricate embroideries. Reliance Jewels showcased a beautiful range of bridal jewelry that were designed keeping in mind Indian craftsmanship and technique. Showstopper Jacqueline Fernandez looked the part with a peachy complexion and artfully scrunched and fine curled tresses that gave her the perfect messy bold bride look.
By makeup artist Arshis Javeri(www.arshisjaveri.com)