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IMAGES: Minis and hot legs in focus!

Last updated on: August 20, 2011 18:48 IST

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We bring you a round-up of showings by Arjun Agarwal, Purvi Doshi and more!

The first half of Day Four at Lakme was all about glamour, minis and futuristic funk. Here are the best offerings from collections by Deux A, Arjun Agarwal, Pam & Arch London, Abhi Singh and Purvi Doshi.

We start off with Arjun Agarwal's festive stylings, which featured feminine Indo-West characteristics and dramatic colours like cherry red, amethyst, antique gold and jet black. Seen here is Alesia Raut in a delicious one-sided number that's ideal for a night of heavy partying.


Image: Alesia Raut for Arjun Agarwal
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Mosaic musings

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Next up is Nicole Faria in a plunging, fitted dress with mosaic musings in deep, rich tones.


Image: Nicole Faria for Arjun Agarwal
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Slinky and shiny

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A black bubble hem outfit shows off a single slit sleeve and hints of shine.


Image: An Arjun Agarwal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Haute halter

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The designer continues with his trademark pattern, fashioned into a halterneck this time around.


Image: An Arjun Agarwal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Showstopper time

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Agarwal's showstopper is model-turned-actress Mrinalini Sharma, who sets off the asymmetrical gown with red layering to perfection.


Image: Mrinalini Sharma for Arjun Agarwal
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Harmony

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London-based sisters Pamela and Archana's label Pam & Arch London put out a line that sought to highlight feminine qualities. Called 'Harmony', it offers dresses in jersey and lycra with an assortment of unusual prints ranging from landscapes to confetti and even a Dali-inspired painting. Nicole Faria is up first in this wrap dress in earthy tones.


Image: Nicole Faria for Pam and Arch London
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Fitted form

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Candice Pinto steps into the spotlight with this bird, confetti and flowery print.


Image: Candice Pinto for Pam and Arch London
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Something fishy

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Alesia struts her stuff in a cute fish-themed semi-formal.


Image: Alesia Raut for Pam and Arch London
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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These boots are made for walkin'

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Knee-high suede boots set off a retro mini. Very chic!


Image: A Pam and Arch London creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Dominating the ramp

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Neha Dhupia steps out in Pam and Arch's piece-de-resistance, a flouncy net-lined strapless affair.


Image: Neha Dhupia for Pam and Arch London
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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The Deep Blue Sea

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Abhi Singh's collection, titled 'The Deep Blue Sea' stuck to the theme, with colours of the ocean and garments best described as resort and holidaywear. Seen here is a ruffled mini making waves.


Image: An Abhi Singh creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Batik belle

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Billowing becomingly, a batik number with bell sleeves is the epitome of feminity.


Image: An Abhi Singh creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Short and hot

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Hints of batik play hide and seek on this cinched mini in black and white.


Image: An Abhi Singh creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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The short and the long of it

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Hemlines climb dangerously high with this blue and citrus green outfit.


Image: An Abhi Singh creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Ocean inspiration

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Singh's line winds down with a lovely slit-sleeve dress that sports an overlay of netting.


Image: An Abhi Singh creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Robots on the runway

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Anna-Liza and Anita Walia's label Deux A served up hardware-embellished, robotic stylings inspired by the 1920s movie Metropolis, which dealt with the battle of the classes.

The collection, called 'Metropolis Reloaded: Die Mensch Maschine' saw a lot of rivets, circuit parts, wheels and muted colour blocking, as is apparent from this tee-shirt for men, teamed with funky drop-crotch pants.


Image: A Deux A creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Metal maiden

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For the ladies, this tunic sports an armour-like pattern, complete with metallic odds and ends.


Image: A Deux A creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Sequin stunner

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The designers jazz up a fitted skirt with sequins and team it with a futuristic shoulder-padded tee.


Image: A Deux A creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Sparkling statement

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The silhouette is replicated with a heavily sequinned mini.


Image: A Deux A creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Sexy android

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Deux A ends with this cross-over cocktail, showing off a sexy cut-away crossover design.


Image: A Deux A creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Smoky entrance

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Purvi Doshi's 'Peek-a-Boo' collection was a study in contrasts. The designer sought to mix opposites when it came to fabrics, cultures, silhouettes and crafts, as is apparent from this creation modelled by Tamara Moss -- gold pants and bustier are worn underneath a wispy black maxi that has a smoky effect as it billows on the ramp.


Image: Tamara Moss for Purvi Doshi
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Sheer touch

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This very Western coat dress is combined with a sheer lehenga for effect.


Image: A Purvi Doshi creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Delicate coral

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A gold tube dress shows from underneath a sheer coral overlay.


Image: A Purvi Doshi creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Lotus drape

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A sari in organza with a mix of tussore shows off a lotus motif.


Image: A Purvi Doshi creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Wispy wonder

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And finally, Doshi's last design features this uneven flared white kurta worn over beige and gold pants, both featuring peacock patterns.


Image: A Purvi Doshi creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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