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IMAGES: Kanjeevarams are now high couture!

Last updated on: August 5, 2012 15:08 IST

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Designer Gaurang Shah revived '50s and '60s Indian glamour with Kanjeevarams featuring classic kalamkari work at the LFW. Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Day Three of Lakme Fashion Week opened with classic hand-woven creations featuring floral and animal motifs in bold patterns and warm colours in a collection titled 'Ardhagini' by Gaurang Shah.

The designer, known for his eco-friendly collections, managed to pull off the retro Kanjeevaram theme with elan, the garments making a vibrant impact as they cascaded down the runway.

Veteran actress Kirron Kher was the celebrity showstopper, but first, a glimpse from the rest of the line, which commenced with all the models stepping out together for a first look.


Image: Gaurang creations
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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We see a lovely golden sari sporting a red border, with more draping added on courtesy an earthy floral shawl.


Image: A Gaurang creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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Pink, green and rose gold come together in a rich combination, while the choli is a contrasting red-black affair.


Image: A Gaurang creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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A Kanjeevaram border and kalamkari shawl work well together in vivacious red.


Image: A Gaurang creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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The designer offers a varied palette and Indian silhouettes, ranging from churidaar-kurtas to ghagras.


Image: A Gaurang creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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A delightful orange anarkali cascades to the floor and is set off by a pink and black dupatta.


Image: A Gaurang creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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We see a lovely blend of Kanjeevaram and kalamkari once more, in sheen-tinted orange and, red and black.


Image: A Gaurang creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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Geometric patterns come to the fore with this ensemble, although Gaurang's animal theme also features alongside.


Image: A Gaurang creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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Kavita Kharayat is a vision in bright yellow, channelling old-world glamour.


Image: Kavita Kharayat for Gaurang
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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Nethra Raghuraman is equally alluring in a flurry of rosy hues.


Image: Nethra Raghuraman for Gaurang
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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Kirron Kher looks like she's having the time of her life as she steps out in a lovely champagne-hued drape.


Image: Kirron Kher for Gaurang
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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The designer's kurta mirrors his theme; he acknowledges the applause alongside his venerable muse.


Image: Gaurang and Kirron Kher
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

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