Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
Don't miss the veteran designer's grand closing on Day One of Lakme Fashion Week.
This year, he made his debut as a fine art photographer, so it's not surprising that JJ Valaya sought to bring his two passions together at the LFW by debuting a fashion collection inspired by photography.
Accordingly, garments moved from black and white to sepia and to futuristic in a bid to capture the snapshot vibe. Seen here is a beautiful burgundy raw silk jacket and orange-pink lehenga.
Rush of red
Next is this plush lehenga-jacket combo, displaying exquisite workmanship.
Study in contrasts
Sheen-tinged and well-cut, this stark jacket brings out the best in a floral and paisley threadwork skirt.
Strike a pose
Alesia Raut strikes a pose in grey and ivory with hints of citrus.
The designer continues on the jacket-lehenga bandwagon with this colourful reverie.
Take the plunge
Show a hint of cleavage in this plunging gold puffed-sleeve jacket.
With a change in the garments long overdue, Valaya offers up this stunning blue-gold red carpet special.
This blue silk sari with gold patterning really caught our fancy.
For the men, formal ethnicwear doesn't come any better than this regal sherwani.
The lehenga returns but the jacket is given a rest -- in its place is this figure-hugging blouse.
The ensemble is stunning as usual, but it's that unusual fringed dupatta that grabs the most eyeballs.
There are no words for this exquisite red brocade jacket -- this is how to wear one with a sari!
Keep it classic
We see Alesia once again, but this time it's in classic black and white.
The designer jazzes up a border sari with a cute belt and pouch.
Heavy but tasteful, this number is sure to score a hit with the brides of 2011.
Walking the walk
Valaya takes to the ramp amidst a round of thunderous applause.