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LFW Images: A little Morocco, a lot of skinshow!

Last updated on: March 15, 2011 15:14 IST

Image: Model Bryndis Helgadottir in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera

The final show on Day Four of the Lakme Fashion Week had Pria Kataaria Puri showing off some lovely East European designs.

The Moroccan city of Marrakesh was the source of inspiration for Pria Kataaria Puri's eponymous collection. Feminine and immensely wearable, the line was designed with the idea that women today do not have the time or the desire for a complex and cumbersome wardrobe.

There were two palettes in the line. One was bright oranges, spicy greens and turmeric yellows.

Here Bryndis Helgadottir strikes a pose in an orange bikini.

Vision in white

Image: A Pria Kataaria Puri creation
The other palette was far sober almost vintage consisting of midnight blues, blacks and off-whites like this one.

Clean cuts

Image: Model Sucheta Sharma in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation

We quite liked this lounge gown that shows off a hint of model Sucheta Sharma's stunning legs.

Gold wars

Image: A model in Pria Kataaria Puri creation.
Working around her favourite silhouettes that gracefully moved from kaftans, maxis, tunics, dresses, blouses and saris, the desugner added that glamorous touch of glitter with local mirror work and crystals along with large doses of silk tassels and unique Arabesque prints.

Flower power

Image: Model Maddison McKay in Pria Kataaria Puri.

Looking stunning is Maddison McKay in this beautiful and flowy beach gown with floral motifs.

Mirror works!

Image: A Pria Kataaria Puri creation
The fabrics were rich chiffons, silk, crepe, georgette; satin, velvet, jersey and tulle which gave the seductive touches to the daring breezy beach wear creations.

The little black dress

Image: Model Angela Johnnson in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation.
LBD took a completely new meaning with this lovely figure-hugging satin dress of Angela Johnnson.

Hitting the beach

Image: A model in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation.
A bright green cover-up stands in contrast to a single-piece black swimsuit. Pom-pons like this one recurred in many of Pria's line.

Kaftans are back

Image: A model in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation.
The stunning resort wear line also drew from the rich textile heritage history and unique prints.

Flourish

Image: A model in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation.
Silk crepe, which Pria uses very often, also featured in this collection. Seen here a halter asymmetric toga with crystal collar.

What's to be sari about?

Image: A model in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation.
The ethnic touch to the collection was added by this black sari with a tiered petticoat and tiny crystal choli.

Beach queen

Image: Model Sucheta Sharma in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation.

Yet again two thumbs up for Sucheta Sharma's bright mini kaftan. The resort look continued throughout as a line of the most colourful kaftans in varying lengths floated down the ramp with silver embroidery at the waist, neck or yokes; while tassels were used to decorate the hemline, sleeves, neck and collar.

Figure that!

Image: A model in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation
Pria's latest line had promised to flatter the feminine form and it surely did... right from her flowy gowns to a figure-hugging one shoulder dress like this one!

Bikini bombshell

Image: A model in a Pria Kataaria Puri creation.

'Marrakesh' has been designed for the globe-trotting modern woman who revels in her travels. This tiny crystal bikini surely fits the bill.

The designer and her muses

Image: Pria Kataaria Puri with Perizad Zorabian and Namrata Barua-Shroff
Pria Kataaria Puri is flanked by her showstoppers Perizad Zorabian wearing a silver mini and former model Namrata Barua-Shroff in a crystal encrusted gown.