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Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Last updated on: August 8, 2012 11:37 IST

Image: Gaurav Arora for Neeta Lulla
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Don't miss Neeta Lulla's spectacular show from the final day of Lakme Fashion Week, which saw a stunning collection of ethnicwear blaze on the runway. Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Inspired by the beauty of Krishna's divine consort, the goddess Radha, designer Neeta Lulla offered up traditional Indian designs at their best at the LFW last night.

The collection of lehengas, cholis and dupattas sailed onto the runway in gorgeous, vibrant colours, complemented by kundan necklaces, chandelier earrings, maang tikkas and bangles from Forever Jewellery.

What's more, the show opened up with a special re-enactment of the Radha-Krishna romance by one of the most well-known faces in the country...read on.

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Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Raul D'Souza and Hema Malini
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Bollywood's one and only Dream Girl Hema Malini opened the show with an Odissi dance performance alongside Raul D'Souza.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Nethra Raghuraman for Neeta Lulla
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

In a classic white and gold lehenga and wearing exquisite jewellery, Nethra Raghuraman takes to the runway.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Kavita Kharayat for Neeta Lulla
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Kavita Kharayat is the perfect Indian bride in peach and white, flowers and jewels complementing her backless ensemble.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: A Neeta Lulla creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Contrast comes into play with this green and red embroidered beauty, set off by a purple dupatta.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: A Neeta Lulla creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

The designer offers up a lovely nude number, the choli sporting pleats and sheer detailing, along with rich traditional embroidery.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Surelee Joseph for Neeta Lulla
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Wearing two diamond-studded necklaces and a floral design, Surelee Joseph strikes a pose.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Neeta Lulla creations
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Lulla focuses on polka-dotted detailing with these two creations in pink and black, one a fishtail and the other pleated.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: A Neeta Lulla creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Crystal work shimmers and shines on this brown lehenga as it catches the light, while the red dupatta adds the bridal touch.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Neeta Lulla creations
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

The colour scheme of the collection ranged from pales and ivories to vivacious citrus tones.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Alesia Raut for Neeta Lulla
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Alesia Raut is a vision in this fabulous flowing lehenga with contrast choli.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Neeta Lulla creations
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Sparkling metallic cholis with bold cuts were a trademark feature, setting off various colours and silhouettes.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: A Neeta Lulla creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Ethnicwear can look sexy too and this splendid statement-making ensemble drives the point home.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Nethra Raghuraman for Neeta Lulla
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Nethra steps into the limelight once again with a neon lehenga featuring pastel appliques.

Don't Miss: The Radha-Krishna romance on the catwalk!

Image: Neeta Lulla and Diva Dhawan
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

Lulla takes to the runway with Diva Dhawan, as her 'Radha' collection receives thunderous applause.