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LFW: UN-sexy, individualistic styles makes a statement

Last updated on: August 4, 2012 16:39 IST

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Here's a look at lines by designers Nimish Shah, Payal Khandwala and Roma Narsinghani on Day Two at Fashion Week. Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

These three couturiers made a distinct departure from the sexy and feminine at the LFW today, showcasing styles that were diverse, but similar in the sense that they were not intended to titillate in any sense of the word and held on to a haughty individuality.

We start with the languid, draping styles of Payal Khandwala, who likes to sculp, twist and drape fabric to come up with her easygoing lines -- check out this green maxi with side pockets to know just what we mean.


Image: A Payal Khandwala creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

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Nips, tucks and drapes create an unusual black silhouette of two separates -- a maxi skirt and collared crop top.


Image: A Payal Khandwala creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: UN

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Nethra Raghuraman strikes a pose in a gargantuan draped skirt and chocolate shirt.


Image: Nethra Raghuraman for Payal Khandwala
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

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The designer offers up more separates, in lovely earthy colours.


Image: A Payal Khandwala creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: LFW , UN

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Khandwala steps out in one of her own creations from the line.


Image: Payal Khandwala (left)
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: Khandwala , LFW , UN

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Designer Roma Narsinghani sought to distance her line from regular garments by infusing each with something unique and refreshing -- something to stand out from the crowd.

To know what we mean, take a look at Surelee Joseph in this unusual colour-block, bow-embellished number.


Image: Surelee Joseph for Roma Narsinghani
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

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Next we have Binal Trivedi in a pair of strange black anti-fit lace pants and silk tunic.


Image: Binal Trivedi for Roma Narsinghani
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: Binal Trivedi , LFW , UN

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More bows and ethereal, wispy fabrics come to the fore with this part-structure, part-fluid ensemble.


Image: A Roma Narsinghani creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: LFW , UN

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The designer continues her play with the sheer and opaque, long and short, formal and informal.


Image: A Roma Narsinghani creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: LFW , UN

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Narsinghani's muses line up for a final turn on the ramp as her show concludes.


Image: Roma Narsinghani creations
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: LFW , UN , Narsinghani

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And finally we come to label Shift, by designer Nimish Shah. From tribal prints to florals and collared dresses to anti-fit tunics, he merged the retro and the contemporary.

Seen here is Kavita Kharayat in jazzy printed pants and a demure cardigan.


Image: Kavita Kharayat for Shift
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

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Next we have a pair of blue culottes and absurd tunic dress, teamed with the latest footwear trend -- flatforms.


Image: A Shift creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: LFW , UN

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Rather humdrum, a brown plaid skirt is juxtaposed with a printed sweater.


Image: A Shift creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: LFW , UN

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Nethra reappears in a frumpy floral retro-style dress, toting along a handbag that miserably fails to set off the outfit, even if it is mean to make a statement.


Image: Nethra Raghuraman for Shift
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
Tags: LFW , UN , Nethra

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