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Indian art and Boho glam at LFW: Babita M

Last updated on: March 13, 2011 10:44 IST

Indian art and Boho glam at LFW: Babita M

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Here's what designer Babita Malkani had to offer on Day Three of Lakme.

Babita Malkani's summer/resort 2011 collection 'Iktar' was inspired by the Baul singers of Bengal.

Using prints of Baul singers, Bengali scriptures and instruments like the Iktara on fabrics like cotton and silk, the collection was relaxed, fluid and feminine. The colour palette ranged from beige to crimson; block printing, spray and hand printing, dyeing techniques and lots of surface ornamentation and delicate embroidery were the highlight of the garments.

The show opened to Bengali folk tunes, chants of Om and chimes of church bells as the models stepped onto the runway. Seen here is a toga with Baul singers' prints on the hem worn by Alesia Raut.

See video: Baul singers on runway


Image: Alesia Raut for Babita M
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
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Flowing form

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The rural print and the urban cut blend effortlessly on this flowing maxi.


Image: A Babita M creation

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Striking stripes

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Red cuts through Bengali chants on this interesting drape.


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Shift stunner

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Sporting dual tones cut in half and an asymmetrical hemline, this shift is effortlessly chic.


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Heavy duty couture

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Surelee Joseph dominates the ramp in a kitschy grey number which is over-accessorised to make a statement.


Image: Surelee Joseph for Babita M

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Batwing beauty

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We give this lovely batwing blouse a thumbs-up -- a must-have for your summer wardrobe!


Image: A Babita M creation

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Kicky mix

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Draping, colour-mixing, tucks and strands come together to create this kicky look.


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Toga tantaliser

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Malkani offers up another pretty toga, this one showing off a belt to cinch the waist.


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Casual cool

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Stand out in a crowd with this yellow-olive fade, teamed with batwing cover-up.


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Effortless elegance

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An incut dress mixes solid grey with a citrus print.


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Tiny dancers

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We see the dancer motif again on another in-cut orange top.


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Melodious end

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For the finale, the designer had four melodious Baul singers dance down the ramp to thunderous applause. Well done!


Image: Babita M and Baul musicians

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