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Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 – Day 4

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Making his second appearance at Lakmé Fashion with his label EKAM, Armaan Randhawa once again unveiled a striking look in women’s wear called “Into the Wild” where the brand aspired for “The love of the Paradise”.

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With Bachelors degree in leather design from NIFT Delhi, and a Masters in European Design Labs IED, Madrid, Spain, it was but natural that Sonal Verma’s label ‘Rara Avis’ had the perfect mix of leather and style every season.


Stopping the show was the lovely Urvashi Rautela in a sexy, navy bralet with wide embroidered pants and a striking red/white striped jacket.

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Multi-award winner, designer for Bollywood movies and highly qualified Urvashi Joneja’s collections have created a fashion stir season after season. Urvashi unveiled colour and style for her “Boundary” collection that will appeal to the Indian and global fashionistas.

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When it’s time for fashion in the sun, Nishka Lulla knows exactly what looks great. Her boho vibe was very evident here when easy-to-wear styles floated down the runway.

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‘Lost and Found in Africa’ was the very rustic and unconventional name for Nupur Kanoi’s earthy collection.

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If Eve was enamoured by the slithering snake, then designer Shweta Kapur for her label 431-88 created a collection around the scaly reptile.

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Called “Collection No 8”, the garments featured a fresh angle by way of textures and textiles that were inspired by the scaly skin.

Inspired by the colourful Mexican Otami textiles, Swati Vijaivargie brought the impressive offering called ‘Love for Stripes’. Cleverly blending Indian motifs with the Mexican hues and patterns, Swati added hand-block, hand-screen prints with Mochi embroidery along with hand twisted Patwa strings for the embellishment and texturing.

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Just as the sparkling champagne is bubbly, intoxicating and full of energy, Pinakin presented his fashionable ‘Champagne’ collection. With a lot of flourish and style, the famed designer of interiors, furniture and fashion, unveiled shades of champagne hues like white, cream, beige and gold with hints of auspicious red for a glam line.

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Fashion icon Pernia Qureshi looked stunning in a white fishtail skirt and sculpted top with intense sleeve and back detailing highlighted with shimmer and pearls.

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It was a tribute to the renowned queens of the 21st century as Amit GT presented his collection inspired by modern day royalty. Looking at style icons like Princess Kate Middleton, Queen Rania, Sheikha Mozah and Queen Ameera, Amit GT unveiled his grand Red Carpet look.

Showstopper Bollywood beauty Daisy Shah looked like a regal princess as she glided down the ramp in a magnificent draped textured gown with feather accents on the shoulders and discreet side pockets.

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Designed by Sama Ali with Meera and Muzaffar Ali the ‘Kotwara’ presentation was an ethereal experience that captivated the audience. The splendid “Romance of Kotwara” collection took the audience on a fabulous journey of craft and design.

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The show stopper was the very lovely, Bollywood star, Aditi Rao Hydari who floated down the runway in a glittering, black, encrusted lehenga, dazzling choli and embellished tulle dupatta.

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When Goan designer Saviojon Fernandes presents a collection; it has to be relaxed, cool and comfy. That is exactly what the designer offered here.

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The Mughal Gardens and architecture inspired Tarun Tahiliani’s “Chashme Shahi” bridal wear collection, which was replete with timeless craft and textiles to end Day Four.

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Hollywood’s multi-talented Diva, Padma Lakshmi opened the show wearing an ethereal white heavily embellished lehenga, textured choli and sheer dupatta and ended the sensational collection in a peach/pink panelled brocade lehenga and pink silk shirt.

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