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PICS: Indian princesses and princes on a royal runway!

Last updated on: August 6, 2012 20:50 IST

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Luxuriant, flamboyant and regal, here's a glimpse of Shyamal and Bhumika's 'Maharaja' line, showcased on Day Four of the LFW. Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

The days when Indian royalty ruled the nation may long be over, but the romance of those times is something that continues to fascinate and impress us.

And that's just what designer duo Shyamal and Bhumika were counting on when they launched their collection 'Maharaja' at Lakme Fashion Week today.

Heavy, opulent fabrics, plush colours, ornate embroidery and traditional silhouettes came together to recreate the fantasy of a bygone era on the ramp; the period ensembles, comprising anarkalis, lehengas, saris and sherwanis were nothing if not grand.

Seen here is Surelee Joseph wearing a beautiful gold-embellished lehenga in earthy tones, set off by a net dupatta.

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Image: Surelee Joseph for Shyamal and Bhumika
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

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Nethra Raghuraman strikes a pose in a reverie of rich red velour, champagne and emerald green, topped off with striking embroidery.


Image: Nethra Raghuraman for Shyamal and Bhumika
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For the men, the designers offer an aristocratic gold sherwani, set off by a contrast dupatta and turban.


Image: A Shyamal and Bhumika creation
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
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Purple, the colour of royalty, makes its mark with this jaw-dropping outfit.


Image: A Shyamal and Bhumika creation
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Flowing to the floor, an anarkali gown in deep red is set off by an emerald velour dupatta.


Image: A Shyamal and Bhumika creation
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Worthy of a king, this exquisite green-gold jacket is teamed with dhoti pants for effect.


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Black and gold make for a timeless classic combination on this comparatively low-key drape.


Image: A Shyamal and Bhumika creation
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Haute ethnicwear is at its best with this heavy anarkali and contrast dupatta taking centrestage.


Image: A Shyamal and Bhumika creation
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We loved the exquisite cut and tasteful embroidery on this rich number for men.


Image: A Shyamal and Bhumika creation
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Burnished sequins and hints of velour make for a swirling fantasy.


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It's a throwback to the old days with this silk kurta and ethnic jacket, set off by a jewelled turban.


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Shyamal and Bhumika choose to make a regal entry like their models, in garments that are from the 'Maharaja' line.


Image: Bhumika and Shyamal
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