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PIX: Chitrangada, Prachi, Hazel Keech turn showstoppers

Last updated on: March 26, 2013 12:08 IST

PIX: Chitrangada, Prachi, Hazel Keech turn showstoppers

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Designers Daniel Syiem, Gaurang Shah, Shruti Sancheti and Purvi Doshi showcased their collection on Day Four of the Lakme Fashion Week. Find out what your favourite showstopper was wearing! Photographs by Uttam Ghosh

North-east designer Daniel Syiem presented the glory of Meghalaya textiles on the Lakme stage.

The ethnic collection Ryindia aimed to present elegant organic garments to the world.

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Crochet fashion

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Syiem introduced a contemporary range with hand woven fabrics.

Crochet work gave an interesting touch to the cowl backs.


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Styled to the hip

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The creations reminded us of our traditional craft replete with western shapes which added to the international appeal of the garments.

Clean cuts and simple styling further highlighted the appeal.


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Beauty in beige

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Draped togas in swirling volumes, cascades for tunics over wide trousers, one shoulder dresses and halters with sexy long slit skirts and wrap blouses were part of the exquisite collection.


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Truly Indian

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Designer Daniel Syiem greets the audience at the end of the show.


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Sizzling in red

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Meanwhile, Gaurang Doshi personified elegance weaving magic with traditional handlooms and Indian weaves.

In the picture, Candice Pinto stands tall in a long black skirt with multi-coloured floral prints.

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Skirting technique

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The Jamdani technique worked well with pure zari on cottons and silks.



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Floral delight

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Traditional motifs, inspired by the sculptures of South Indian temples, floral and geometrics drawn from the nature are the hallmark of the creations.


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Texture appeal

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The intriguing textures lent an aesthetic appeal to the creations.

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Gaurang Doshi with Chitrangadha Singh

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Gaurang Doshi takes to the ramp with his showstopper Chitranganda Singh.


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Independent fashion

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It seemed like a page read out from the history books when teacher and fashion designer Shruti Sancheti presented her collection on Day Four.

Titled Swadeshi, the creations were inspired by the Indian independence movement started in Bengal during the British Raj.

Shruti's garments revisited the historical era through a range of fabrics and embellishments.


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Colonial hues

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The 100 count finely woven cotton with interesting checks and stripes in English hues recreated the colonial flavour.

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Pleated wonder

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Draped sun dresses had checked covers while machined waistcoats were paired with maxis.

The range also comprised shorts under wrap skirts with puff sleeve blouses reminiscent of a bygone era.

Here, Sancheti's sun-kissed yellow and green ensemble revealed a different celebratory spirit.


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Retro revisited

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Showstopper Prachi Desai entered in a white cotton silk saree with colourful chequered borders.

The full sleeve blouse made a grand comeback!

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Prachi Desai with Shruti Sancheti

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Shruti Sancheti greets the audience while Prachi Desai looks on.


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Flights of fancy

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It wasn't just Shruti Sancheti, but designer Purvi Doshi also chose the fashion week to send a strong message to her audience.

Her collection titled Sanrakshan true to the theme, highlighted the importance of preservation of flora and fauna.


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Birds of a feather

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With white mulmul as the backdrop, the designs revolved around rectangle fabrics that were created into amazing draped garments.


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Summer flock

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Fluid comfortable silhouettes made for summer fashion, while the motifs featuring flowers, bugs, insects, plants, animals focussed on endangered species.


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A subtle message

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The asymmetric cut dresses, layered tunics, softly flowing long skirts and drapes are ideal for the season.


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Attention to detail

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The final long white gown with beautiful floral detailing was presented by showstopper Hazel Keech.


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Purvi Doshi with Hazel Keech

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Designer Purvi Doshi took to the ramp in an orange gown with Hazel Keech at the end of the show.


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