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Super-glam, sexy: Day One at Fashion Week!

Last updated on: August 17, 2011 20:26 IST

Super-glam, sexy: Day One at Fashion Week!

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We bring you a round-up of showings by Archana Kochhar, Nishka Lulla, Jatin Varma and more!

Day One of Lakme saw a host of designers get into the mood of winter and festive creations that sparkled on the runway. Here's a quick look at the hottest catwalk offerings from Archana Kochhar, Nishka Lulla, Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam, Jatin Varma and Payal Singhal.

We kick off with the young, fresh inspiration of East-meets-West embodied in Nishka Lulla's line. The daughter of veteran designer Neeta Lulla, Nishka merged Indian motifs on fabrics like raw silk, silk satin, georgette, cotton and crepe along with Western and ethnic cuts to come up with some original creations like this fuschia sheer number, worn over a yellow bikini.


Image: A Nishka Lulla creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Bright sprite

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This colourful, peacock-motif lehenga was set off by a tube choli and teensy bolero jacket.


Image: A Nishka Lulla creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Dashing drape

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The young designer proved that high-end fashion runs in her blood with this stunning drape.


Image: A Nishka Lulla creation

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Commanding attention

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Nishka wound down her show with this light but stunning ethnic showstopper.


Image: A Nishka Lulla creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Evening elegance

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Jatin Varma opted to showcase his talent with elegant eveningwear, like this plunging cut-away halter gown.


Image: A Jatin Varma creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Blue belle

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Sweeping the floor with its train, this blue satin origami ensemble was a red carpet dream.


Image: A Jatin Varma creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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She's electric!

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This shingle-sequinned mini had jaws dropping. Truly electric!


Image: A Jatin Varma creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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All strapped up

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One of Varma's final designs on the runway, this one showed plenty of leg and strappy detailing.


Image: A Jatin Varma creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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The stripe is right

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Surelee Joseph makes an entrace for Archana Kochhar in this silver, tangerine-striped dress.


Image: Surelee Joseph for Archana Kochhar
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Sensual splendour

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Grey can be sexy -- especially if it's Nicole Faria in a satin gown that hugs the contours of her slender frame.


Image: Nicole Faria for Archana Kochhar
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Citrus edge

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Alesia Raut sails in wearing a beautiful cutwork bolero and swirling black skirt with sparkling citrus hem.


Image: Alesia Raut for Archana Kochhar
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Showstopping stunner

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Kochhar's black and gold-tinged showstopper was modelled by Femina Miss India 2011 Ankita Shorey.


Image: Ankita Shorey for Archana Kochhar
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Ethereal ethnics

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Light ethnicwear in feminine pastels were the mainstay of Payal Singhal's collection. Seen here is a powder blue ensemble -- don't miss the exquisite cutwork going up around the neck.


Image: A Payal Singhal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Peach pretty

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The designer offers up another delicate lehenga (this one in permanent pleats), with heavily embroidered choli.


Image: A Payal Singhal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Bridal bombshell

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With the rich maroon trim and every square inch covered in tasteful threadwork, this design is nothing short of bridal.


Image: A Payal Singhal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Ruffling a few feathers

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Shibani Dandekar was a vision in Singhal's showstopper, which mixed nude with pale blue ruffles.


Image: Shibani Dandekar for Payal Singhal
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Pewter vixen

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And finally, there were the offerings of duo Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam, kicking off with this thigh-baring pewter-tone gown.


Image: A Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Arms wide open

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A model displays a becoming layered dress worn underneath a batwing cape.


Image: A Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Champagne counture

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Billowing gently, this midi makes an impression thanks to the striking champagne hue.


Image: A Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Mix it up

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Anand and Nigam team a sari with this Western checkered blouse for effect. Strangely, they seem to go well!


Image: A Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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