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Pria's gypsy look

Priya Ganapati in New Delhi | May 01, 2004

A Pria Kataria Puri designFlamenco music. Gypsy dresses. Bejewelled fur caps. Pria Kataria Puri's collection was inspired by those free spirits -- the gypsies.

Mirrors, shells, sequins and antique silver and gold chunky embroidery inspired from Kashmir, Nepal, Rajasthan and Lakdakh brought her outfits alive.

Her collection -- which was visually very appealing for those who like heavy-duty embroidery -- used fabrics like net, lace, georgette, Pashmina, chiffons and fake fur to give a very royal, very ornate look.

Chunky antique silver accessorised the garments; besides, she had a little silver trinket hanging from each outfit.

Pria's collection, which is priced between Rs 2,000 and Rs 28,000, evoked a very poor response with nearly 50 percent of the seats being empty. Whether it was the lack of designer appeal or just fashion fatigue that had set in on the fifth day of the Lakme India Fashion Week, this collection was not one that was going to be talked about.

Photograph: Jewella C Miranda
Editorial support: Imran Shaikh

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