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IMAGES: Skinshow and colour on the runway!

Last updated on: August 18, 2011 17:06 IST

IMAGES: Skinshow and colour on the runway!

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We bring you a round-up of showings by Pallavi Goenka, Amalraj Sengupta and more!

Day Two of Lakme so far has seen some really sexy and festive garments on the ramp. Here's a quick look at the best offerings of Manjaree Jindal, Zuilee, Pallavi Goenka, Vaishali S, Amalraj Sengupta and Sanjay Hingu.

We kick off with the evening elegance that Manjaree Jindal offered by way of her winter-festive line. Seen here is a stunning cocktail with a sheer, plunging neckline and draping skirt.


Image: A Manjaree Jindal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Backless beauty

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Stunning cutwork in white stands out against the black and blue of this gathered number.


Image: A Manjaree Jindal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Racy lace

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Black lace is the epitome of sensuality and the designer drives the point home with this gown.


Image: A Manjaree Jindal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Stripes and mosaic

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Nope, it's not a sari but the silhouette of this striped and mosaic outfit certainly retains an ethnic quality.


Image: A Manjaree Jindal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Defining dazzler

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Flounce and asymmetry define this final dress from Jindal, as does the white cutwork motif -- but this time its down the front.


Image: A Manjaree Jindal creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Showing off her curves -- and voice

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Pallavi Goenka had a novel idea up her sleeve for her showing. Her collection 'Meler' from label Ktha was dedicated to women who appreciate India's crafts and textiles and called for people to come together as one.

In fact, she had this message of peace, love and togetherness sung out by Raageshwari Loomba, who was first on the ramp in a bolero jacket and palazzo harem pants and proceeded to serenade the audience during the course of the show. Now that is one sexy midriff!


Image: Raageshwari Loomba for Pallavi Goenka
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Pretty pinafore

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Next up is Nicole Faria in a pretty layered blue and orange pinafore.


Image: Nicole Faria for Pallavi Goenka
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Purple passion

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A velour bikini and jewel-waisted skirt make an impression.


Image: A Pallavi Goenka creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Butterfly inspiration

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This kaftan-inspired dress shows off exaggerated sleeves and a plunging neckline from which a bikini top peeks out.


Image: A Pallavi Goenka creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Serenading style

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We see Raageshwari in action at the close of Goenka's showing, singing her heart out and looking fabulous as the models look on.


Image: Raageshwari Loomba sings as models look on at the Pallavi Goenka showing
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Dance of Dualities

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That's what Vaishali S's line was called, as it sought to merge India's tradition with modernity. The garments combined sheer chanderi with the lush beauty of paithani, like on this one-sided tunic and crops.


Image: A Vaishali S creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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A bit of both

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The neckline of this dress looks decidedly like the hem of a sari but the overall silhouette is rather Western.


Image: A Vaishali S creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Tapping into tradition

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You may change your mind about the Maharashtrian sari drape being passe after watching Candice Pinto sizzle in this red one, teamed with a gold corset and jacket.


Image: Candice Pinto for Vaishali S
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Blue tint

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The designer switches from reds to blues with this interesting front-fastening ensemble.


Image: A Vaishali S creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Ivory and orange

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Vaishali has Alesia Raut sail out in this asymmetrical orange and ivory outfit.


Image: Alesia Raut for Vaishali S
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Asian inspiration

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Amalraj Sengupta went beyond borders to infuse his garments with Asian inspiration, employing Obe-like leather belts, texturing and pleats like you see here for an overall oriental appearance.


Image: An Amalraj Sengupta creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Quilted cool

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For the men, we have this quilted and zippered high-necked jacket with sheen-tinged pants.


Image: An Amalraj Sengupta creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Fleet of pleats

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Muted shades of peach and grey bring out the accordion pleats on the skirt and sleeves of this number.


Image: An Amalraj Sengupta creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Burgundy blast

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Chic and sophisticated, this burgundy ensemble definitely gets a thumbs-up.


Image: An Amalraj Sengupta creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Red carpet couture

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Sengupta wound down with this gold satin draped bodice gown, with black flowing skirt and grey godets.


Image: An Amalraj Sengupta creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Citrus casual

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With a flurry of fabrics and colours, designer Juilee Bendkhale's label Zuilee offered up varied, well-cut designs that drew inspiration from East and West.

We start off with this becoming orange and black dress -- that matching handbag is especially cute.


Image: A Zuilee creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Relaxed fit

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Candice Pinto strikes a pose in an easyfit blue-grey tunic.


Image: Candice Pinto for Zuilee
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Silky blue

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Things take a more cocktail turn with this pretty blue mini, a small section of pleats running down the front.


Image: A Zuilee creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Urbane elan

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Bendkhale shows she's perfected the urbane youth vibe with these dhoti pants, orange top and zippered vest.


Image: A Zuilee creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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A little bit of both

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Looks like everyone is into fusion at the LFW -- Sanjay Hingu offered up Western menswear with Indian motifs, like this pewter suit with threadwork on the collar.


Image: A Sanjay Hingu creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Dapper dude

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Freddy Daruwala sports grey with orange trim and an accessory not many can carry off -- a man-bag!


Image: Freddy Daruwala for Sanjay Hingu
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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On the edge

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Funky checkered pants set off a faux-fur lined hoodie.


Image: A Sanjay Hingu creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Futuristic vibe

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And finally, Hingu offers up this snazzy grey and red-trimmed outfit, complete with shiny red boots. Again, not for everyone!


Image: A Sanjay Hingu creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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