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LFW PICS: From hot minis to college-style saris!

Last updated on: August 4, 2012 15:35 IST

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A showing that highlighted the diverse talents of designers Aarti Vijay Gupta, Nikhil Thampi, Sidharta Aryan and Yogesh Chaudhary opened Day Two of Lakme. Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Quite a range of trends and varied garments was highlighted as Lakme Fashion Week opened on Day Two -- the first showing, shared by four talents, presented attractive, wearable lines that couldn't be more different from each other.

We start off with Sidharta Aryan's contemporary, chic collection that went moved from sexy little numbers to Indianwear. Seen here is Sucheta Sharma showing off her curves in a fitted jewel-printed blue dress.


Image: Sucheta Sharma for Sidharta Aryan
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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A becoming printed midi, slouchy but chic with front tying detail takes to the ramp.


Image: A Sidharta Aryan creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Looking yummy in a yellow bell-sleeved outfit we have Candice Pinto.


Image: Candice Pinto for Sidharta Aryan
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Deepti Gujral signals the switch to Indianwear for the designer, with an exquisitely embroidered jacket.


Image: Deepti Gujral for Sidharta Aryan
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Aryan takes to the runway with two ethnic designs, rather dwarfed by his muses!


Image: Sidharta Aryan with two of his designs
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Nikhil Thampi's collection was all about dark glamour with a dash of bling, using deep hues and luxurious fabrics like this black drape, worn over a pair of metallic pencil pants.


Image: A Nikhil Thampi creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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Sucheta takes to the runway in a rich velour two-tone tunic, slit up the back.


Image: Sucheta Sharma for Nikhil Thampi
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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The designer continues in the same vein, with a black tunic held together with a strip of woven gold below each arm.


Image: A Nikhil Thampi creation
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Sanea Shaikh makes a statement in this crushed silk skirt and dramatic top with gold tassels going down past the hips.


Image: Sanea Shaikh for Nikhil Thampi
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This is the first time we're seeing a sherwani with a slit all the way up the back -- what do you think?


Image: A Nikhil Thampi creation
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Flanked by two more of his menswear designs, Thampi seems happy with the response.


Image: Nikhil Thampi (centre)
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Blue, white and yellow and thigh-high slits dominated the 'Ms PacMan' line by Yogesh Chaudhary, which paid homage to this hugely popular '80s arcade game with a signature print.


Image: A Yogesh Chaudhary creation
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All the garments focused on the PacMan theme, including the neckpieces worn by the models -- and despite the bold cuts, were rather wearable.


Image: Yogesh Chaudhary creations
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Hemangi Parte takes a twirl in this delightful dress, which moves from fitted bodice to full skirt.


Image: Hemangi Parte for Yogesh Chaudhary
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From jumpsuits to fusionwear, the designer was faithful to his inspiration throughout.


Image: Yogesh Chaudhary creations
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Chaudhary is Mr PacMan himself, in his uber-cool kurta!


Image: Yogesh Chaudhary
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Aarti Vijay Gupta's line of casual, geek-chic saris and Westernwear was printed with pi-charts, anatomical diagrams and colour samples, often juxtaposing them like on this ensemble modelled by Alesia Raut. The glasses only add to the geeky vibe.


Image: Alesia Raut for Aarti Vijay Gupta
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The overall quirkiness was contained, however, with wearable silhouettes and a classic black and white palette.


Image: Aarti Vijay Gupta creations
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Kavita Kharayat takes a turn on the runway in a fusion jacket and drape combination that juxtaposes prints.


Image: Kavita Kharayat for Aarti Vijay Gupta
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Gupta steps out alongside her edgy creations at the close of the showing.


Image: Aarti Vijay Gupta (centre)
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