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Hot on the ramp: Anita Dongre's seductive nymphs

Last updated on: March 5, 2012 21:45 IST

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Anita Dongre presented a gorgeous collection titled Waves of Joy on Day 3 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012. Here are stunning images from the show. Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

Someone in the Godrej Interio marketing team -- the company that sponsored Anita Dongre's show -- decided that it would be a good idea to create 3D special effects on the ramp.

So you had Dipannita Sharma walking down, well walking up actually, from the camerapersons' pit towards the middle of the ramp and pausing in the middle as the SFX team that Godrej had hired projected some of their sofas on the screens and Sharma pretended (with some difficulty) to be surprised.

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Image: Dipannita Sharma in a pretty yellow frock by Anita Dongre.
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Moving on to the show, Dongre's Waves of Joy consisted of sensuous, elegant gowns and maxi dresses, comfortable jackets, fluid palazzos and delicate lacy blouses that gave the collection a feminine touch.

Models in gorgeous swirling long gowns with trellised yokes in pretty pastels glide down the ramp.


Image: Models present Anita Dongre's creations at Lakme Fashion Week


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The silhouette was very 1950s, as stiff flouncy canvas petticoats rustled under the full circle skirts of the dresses, with provocative necklines and sensually cinched at the waist.


Image: A model presents an Anita Dongre creation


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Seen here is model Surelee Joseph in a one-piece palazzo jumpsuit.


Image: Surelee Joseph in a one-piece palazzo jumpsuit by Anita Dongre
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Sucheta Sharma walks in a strappy gown and a sheer cover.


Image: Sucheta Sharma in Anita Dongre's creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Waves of Joy featured silhouettes that were laidback yet sophisticated; a model walks in a deep V-neck white dress.


Image: A model in an Anita Dongre creation.
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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The collection saw a lot of pastels. Here's Kritika Babu in a candy pink palazzo.


Image: Kritika Babu in a candy pink palazzo by Anita Dongre
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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The designer sought to pay tribute to the Indian weaves combining organic fair trade cotton with 'boho-luxe' in retro sty#8804 a model walks the ramp in a sensual sari.


Image: A model presents Anita Dongre's creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Dipannita returns to the ramp in this wonderfully colourful sari.


Image: Dipannita Sharma presents an Anita Dongre's creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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This was the first time that Anita Dongre designed for men -- her line of linen shirts came in shades of pink, turquoise and lime. Jitin Gulati walks the ramp in one.


Image: Model Jitin Gulati presents an Anita Dongre's creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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The palette then moved to starker colours -- white and black -- ostensibly inspired by the furniture collection that had sponsored the show.

The ramp too, if you notice, had the Godrej Interio trademark print on it.


Image: A model presents an Anita Dongre's creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Candice Pinto strikes a pose and other models take their positions behind her as the show draws to a close.


Image: Candice Pinto presents an Anita Dongre's creation
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Anita Dongre walked the ramp to take the final bow... but not before her sponsors plug their product one more time with a little help from their special effects team.


Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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