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India at New York Fashion Week

Last updated on: September 18, 2014 18:41 IST
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Since we cannot get enough of desis in the Big Apple :-)

Padma Lakshmi

 

India made its presence felt at the recently-concluded New York Fashion Week.

There was Padma Lakshmi, of course, who looked a million bucks at the J Mendel show.

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Padma Lakshmi

 

And totally knocked our socks off in this sexy jumpsuit at Naeem Khan’s showing too!

Here she is with American actress Jamie Chung and Mumbai-born Khan.

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Padma Lakshmi

 

Naeem Khan's line featured stunning designs in shiny metallic shades.

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Padma Lakshmi

 

Khan also experimented with colours and patterns -- ranging from geometric to floral.

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Padma Lakshmi

 

Jumpsuits have been all the rage but this one on the right took our breath away.

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Naeem Khan creations

 

We could not take our eyes of these stunning numbers. Can you?

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Naeem Khan creations

 

And then there were these that made us wish we could fit into them.

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Falguni and Shane Peacock creations

 

Also showing at New York Fashion Week were designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock.

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Falguni and Shane Peacock creations

 

They stuck to their trademark edgy designs much like these.

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Falguni and Shane Peacock creations

 

The designers stuck largely to shades of blacks (and some whites)

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Falguni and Shane Peacock creations

 

While most of their silhouettes were western, this one seemed more India-inspired.

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Falguni and Shane Peacock creations

 

And here are the designers at the end of the show soaking in a well-deserved applause! :-)

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For his latest collection, India-born Bibhu Mohapatra turned to Nancy Cunard, the political activist of the early 20th century for inspiration.

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However, instead of recreating the costumes of the '20s (the era she lived in), Bibhu attempted to reflect her independent spirit.

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The line featured daywear dresses as well as separates and gowns such as this one.

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Also featured were fitted shift dresses made of a handwoven leather and silk cloth.

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The talented young designer is seen here (R) acknowledging the warm applause from the audience.

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