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Catwalk action: See-through, sensual, stylish!

Last updated on: August 18, 2011 20:21 IST

Catwalk action: See-through, sensual, stylish!

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We bring you a round-up of showings by Nachiket Barve, Swapnil Shinde and more!

Here's some more buzz from Day Two of Lakme Fashion Week, featuring the work of Nachiket Barve, Swapnil Shinde, LittleShilpa, Parvesh Jai and Payal Kapoor.

We kick off with the DHL-endorsed showing by Nachiket Barve, Swapnil Shinde and LittleShilpa in succession. Seen here is a stunning Barve design, consisting of a see-through top worn over a red bikini and asymmetrical layered skirt.


Image: A Nachiket Barve creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Twilight tones

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Striking it bright is this becoming pair of shorts and blouse in twilight tones.


Image: A Nachiket Barve creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Dip-dye dazzler

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The designer offers up red carpet glamour by way of this dip-dye halterneck gown.


Image: A Nachiket Barve creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Electric waves

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Things take a vibrant turn with this wave-patterned cross-over tunic, worn over leggings.


Image: A Nachiket Barve creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Dare to bare

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Barve's final ensemble is this ravishing backless beauty in shades of citrus pink and orange.


Image: A Nachiket Barve creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Ruffled overdrive

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Next up is Swapnil Shinde, starting with this exaggerated ruffle cocktail -- quite a chic statement.


Image: A Swapnil Shinde creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Futuristic funk

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Next is this futuristic mini with cut-away panels at the waist.


Image: A Swapnil Shinde creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Pleat power

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Dare to be different and on-trend in this structured, pleated number!


Image: A Swapnil Shinde creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Bright sight

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Billowing onto the catwalk here is a canary-yellow attention-grabber.


Image: A Swapnil Shinde creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Passion for the pale

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And here is Shinde's final design, a white pleated twirler that keeps to the waves and pleats theme.


Image: A Swapnil Shinde creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Dreaming of blue skies

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Shilpa Chavan, or LittleShilpa, as she is better known, went the usual route with creations that are low on wearability and high on imagination. Seen here is Surelee Joseph in one of her -- er -- 'outfits' (not really!).


Image: Surelee Joseph for LittleShilpa
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Unisex musings

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We see a similar design once again, although this time it is donned by a male model.


Image: A LittleShilpa creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Haute headgear?

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Someone should alert Lady Gaga to the existence of this structured ensemble -- she'd be right at home in it (by the way, Gaga is a LittleShilpa fan)!


Image: A LittleShilpa creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Strange style

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And here is the designer's last piece. As usual, we have difficulty saying much about it!


Image: A LittleShilpa creation
Photographs: Uday Kuckian
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Peacock princess

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Surelee Joseph reappears in a far more wearable number from Parvesh Jai, whose bridal collection returned to a glorious bygone era of zardozi splendour.


Image: Surelee Joseph for Parvesh Jai
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Bare that bod!

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Green and purple come together in a beautiful mix on this curve-revealing ensemble.


Image: A Parvesh Jai creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Jacket jumble

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The designer offers up a stunning red ethnic jacket (which reveals a lot of cleavage!) worn over a lehenga.


Image: Surelee Joseph for Parvesh Jai
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Emerald empress

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Lush green with dramatic gold accoutrements makes its presence felt on the runway.


Image: A Parvesh Jai creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Feathery touch

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Jai winds down with another peacock-inspired showstopper, complete with feathered sleeves.


Image: A Parvesh Jai creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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A taste for the feminine

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Payal Kapoor's 'Rang Birangi' line also had traditional festive garments in store, like this blue-gold anarkali on Surelee.

Image: Surelee Joseph for Payal Kapoor
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Second coming

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The designer sends out the same colour scheme, but this time they complement a light cocktail sari.


Image: A Payal Kapoor creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Rich embroidery

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Nicole Faria plays up to the flashbulbs in a beautiful threadwork kurta and gold-lined dupatta.


Image: Nicole Faria for Payal Kapoor
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Blushing bride

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Supermodel Sheetal Mallar steps out in the bright showstopping bridal creation for Kapoor, one any blushing bride would love to wear on her big day.


Image: Sheetal Mallar for Payal Kapoor
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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