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Images: Belly dancing and Madhubani art on the runway

Last updated on: March 26, 2013 10:53 IST

Images: Belly dancing and Madhubani art on the runway

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Agnimitra Paul and Rohit-Abhishek presented their collection on Day Four of the Lakme Fashion Week. Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

The penultimate show on the Indian Textile Day at the Lakme Fashion Week saw Agnimitra Paul and Rajasthan-based Rohit-Abhishek show their collections.

Agnimitra's collection sought inspiration from the Madhubani paintings of Bihar. First up we have Surelee Joseph sporting a pair of beautiful palazzo pants with motifs from the legendary paintings.

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Mystic Madhubani

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The designer experimented with the silhouettes seeking out an Indo-western look as in this outfit.


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A striking vision of beauty and elegance

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Model Diva Dhawan sports a breathtaking sari from Agnimitra Paul's latest collection.


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Swirling beauty

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Skirts, capes, wraps, jackets as well as maxi dresses such as this one saw some stunning Madhubani work on them.


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Casual chic

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The colour palette was bright and included fluorescent colours as well as pastels.


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A dazzling blend

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Agnimitra Paul's attempt was to popularize the art form through her garments, a task we say she accomplished successfully.


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The showstopper

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Actor Vinay Pathak was the showstopper for the young designer and seemed to enjoy every moment of his debut on the runway.


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Take a bow

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Designer Agnimitra Paul and Vinay Pathak walk to the head of the runway as she takes a bow.


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PICS: Sexy belly dancer turns up the heat

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Rajasthan-based designers Rohit and Abhishek totally took the runway by storm as they showcased an all menswear line at the Lakme Fashion Week.

The duo opened the show with a tantalising belly dancer, Colleena Shakti balancing a sword on her head.


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Rich and earthy

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Called The Urban Tribe, the collection was quite evidently targetted at the young urban Indian man.


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Piping bandhgala

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Using handloom weaves and khadi of Rajasthan, the designers created a line that included among other things, their signature bandhgalas.


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Fitted silhouette

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Internationally, blue is the new black and this almost dandy-esque block print shirt seems to follow the trend.


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The modern Maharaja

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A clean structured silhouette on the top offset by lose baggy one below, this design took our breath away by its stark simplicity.


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For the fashionably adventurous

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What we also couldn't help drooling over were these gladiator shoes that seem largely to have been appropriated by the women!


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Bundi trend

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While Nishka Lulla brought back the grandfather trousers on the runway (see here and here), Rohit and Abhishek brought his bundi under the arclights.


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Metal art

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Finally we have this stunning metal embroidery work that totally had us floored and made us want to rush to their stalls.


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The Urban Tribe

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The two designers walk the ramp with their belly dancer friend (also from Rajasthan, we were told) and take a bow.


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