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PICS: Maharashtra's Paithani just got cute and flirty

March 15, 2014 15:59 IST

PICS: Maharashtra's Paithani just got cute and flirty

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Designer Swapnil Shinde turned to the traditional Paithani and wove magic on the runway

Hollywood of 1950s was said to have been the inspiration for Swapnil Shinde who showed his most recent line at the Lakme Fashion Week.

For his fabric though, Mumbai designer turned to his own roots and used the Paithani weave to bring alive the charm of the era.

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Image: A model in a Swapnil Shinde creation
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Called An Affair to Remember, the collection featured a wide range of colours -- from beige, egg shell and jet black to mustard, berry and slate blue.

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Even as the silhouettes were evidently Western, the base fabric was ethnic.

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Image: Models in Swapnil Shinde creations
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The traditional Maharashtrian Paithani weave with its antique gold and orange borders lent itself rather well to Shinde's designs.

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Image: Models in Swapnil Shinde creations
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Seen here is Preeti Dhata walking the runway in one such unique design.

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Image: Preeti Dhata in a Swapnil Shinde creation
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The designer used Paithani borders for the skirts, interspersing them with white to create an interesting palette.

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Image: Models in Swapnil Shinde creations
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Not all designs were loud and embellished. Exhibit A above...

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And yet another one here! Exhibit B -- a cute off-shoulder number with minimal embellishments

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Mini skirts were clearly the cutest of the lot, like the one seen here.

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Alesia Raut walks in one of the few hard-to-handle voluminous designs by Swapnil Shinde.

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Model Diandra Soares made a rare appearance on the runway wearing this asymmetrical number.

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Image: Diandra Soares in a Swapnil Shinde creation
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Up next is Deepti Gujral in a stunning gown with an ornate bodice moulded from the Paithani fabric.

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Image: Deepti Gujral in a Swapnil Shinde creation
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Carol Gracias stunned in this black corset gown with a prominent heart motif that totally killed the look.

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Swapnil Shinde takes to the runway with model Manasvi Mamgai at the end of the show.

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Image: Manasvi Mamgai with Swapnil Shinde
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