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What's a Japanese violinist doing at the fashion week?

March 13, 2014 18:35 IST

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Inspired by the American artist Franz Kline Narendra Kumar's latest line took the audience through the various stages of love.

You can count on Narendra Kumar to stand out from the crowd.

The designer got the Japanese violinist, Mika Nishimura to play live for his show.

Nishimura has played for the Tel Aviv Symphony Orchestra under Zubin Mehta.

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Image: Mika Nishimura at Narendra Kumar's show at Lakme Fashion Week.
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The collection took the audience through the various stages of love, its colour palette ranging from blues and yellows to burgundy and rust.

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Image: A model in a Narendra Kumar creation.
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Nari, as he is known in the business, ended the show with stark black.

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Ever the purist, Kumar did not experiment with the silhouettes at all, which in many ways was a good thing (especially if you look at this).

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Women's silhouettes included sharply tailored jackets, suits, jumpsuits, dresses and gowns with prints that had a marked Japanese touch.

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Menswear featured slim lean silhouette and the designs were edgy and urban.

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While designs were indeed the stars of the show, Narendra Kumar, ever the showman, mounted a grand show to back them up. He is seen here with Mika Nishimura.

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