It was a parade of real life superstars wearing real life saris. Making her debut appearance at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 Mandira Bedi's beautiful feminine sari collection was a breezy offering on the runway. Choosing fabrics like georgette, satin georgette, net and light as air cotton silk, Mandira ensured that there was a perfect blend of vibrant colours to match the rising mercury.
Easy and fun to wear, the saris had star quality that is also associated with Mandira. While embellishments were used discreetly to highlight the beauty of the patterns and prints, Mandira refrained from excessive bling. The constants were the dual tones for saris with gold ornate borders and pallav detailing. Net was combined with gold lamé to add a dramatic touch while the subtly designed sexy cholis were the perfect complement.
When it comes to head turning sensual six-yard saris that have been Mandira Bedi's trade mark, women can be assured that they will create a sensation wherever they go.In shades of white, pale pink, beige, liquid grey, orange and gold the creations which also included a sprinkle of skinny beaded trousers, jackets with peplums and low waist maxis was a formal wear offering.
Gliding in to close the show was Lisa Haydon star of the latest hit "Queen" in a luminous orange cutwork Lehenga and gold beaded blouse that was truly breathtaking.For women who long for retro glamour, "The Bohemian Princess” from "Jade" created by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali will dress them in splendour of the past with large doses of the present.
Known for over two decades as the pioneer of lingerie in India, Suman Nathwani's debut collection called "Garden of Eden" comprising resort wear at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 was a scintillating line. Here was a collection that spelt freshness with surface texturing and tone-on-tone embellishments, layering and delicate engineered structuring.Opening the show with an ivory one-shoulder front slit swimsuit, the mood was set for "fun on the beach" creations. An organza summer trench coat, bat sleeve sheath, tangerine long dress with front slit and layered georgette short baby doll dress were great additions. Resort wear took a slight formal turn with an ombré electric blue gown and ended with a swirling midnight blue floor sweeping tent.
Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2014: Jacqueline Fernandez interacting with media
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