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PICS: Beautiful bridals and stunning saris at the LFW

Last updated on: August 4, 2012 13:23 IST

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Pallavi Jaikishan brought Day One of Lakme Fashion Week to a spectacular close with her ethnic formals. Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

Celebrating four successful decades in the fashion business, designer Pallavi Jaikishan presented quite a showing to bring down the curtain on the first day of the LFW.

Divided into four distinct segments, her line comprised an array of bridal and festive wear ranged from saris to kurtas, jackets, lehengas and anarkalis -- Sajala (Clouds with a Golden Lining), with zari weaves and pastels; Mandara (The Mythical Tree), which saw greens topped with rosy florals and silver; Elavia (Persian for a thing of beauty and grace), with stunning resham work; and Ayiana (The Eternal Bloom), with heavily encrusted regal lehengas.

The ramp was covered with fresh flowers and foliage and the models stepped out to the music of The Strings Quartet playing old classical jazz -- take a look.

We start off with this beautiful ivory and muted gold bridal.


Image: A Pallavi Jaikishan creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

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Next up is Alesia Raut in a sunny yellow silk drape, encrusted with border embroidery.


Image: Alesia Raut for Pallavi Jaikishan
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
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The palette moves to mint green and pink with this lovely cocktail concoction.


Image: A Pallavi Jaikishan creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
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The colour of the moment, coral, is set off by sparkling gold.


Image: A Pallavi Jaikishan creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
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Ravishing resham work weaves a floral fantasy along the borders of this fuschia sari.


Image: A Pallavi Jaikishan creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
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Sucheta Sharma is a citrus beauty in pale orange and passionate pink.


Image: Sucheta Sharma for Pallavi Jaikishan
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The designer offers up an old-world glamorous resham drape, with scalloped-embellished borders.


Image: A Pallavi Jaikishan creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
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Kavita Kharayat is a vision in this rosy pink and gold lehenga, worthy of any bride.


Image: Kavita Kharayat for Pallavi Jaikishan
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

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Dotted gold peach and an amazing hand-stitched border of flowers -- timeless ethnic elegance at its best.


Image: A Pallavi Jaikishan creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
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We see Alesia once again, in a fishtail lehenga sporting traditional Indian bridal colours -- clasic red and gold.


Image: Alesia Raut for Pallavi Jaikishan
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
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Stepping out in the rich, heavy showstopper -- a fabulous gold and red velour ensemble -- Candice Pinto is the cynosure of all eyes.


Image: Candice Pinto for Pallavi Jaikishan
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Fashion doyen Jaikishan steps onto the runway flanked by Sucheta Sharma and Candice.


Image: Sucheta Sharma, Pallavi Jaikishan and Candice Pinto
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