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May 5, 2004

Would you wear something like this?
Fashion designers can sometimes let their imaginations go awry. rediff.com presents some examples from the Lakme India Fashion Week.
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A fitting finale
After the rather subdued palette of beiges, nudes and browns that dominated the Lakme India Fashion Week, the finale was a burst of colour, music and action.
May 3: Ashima-Leena
May 2: Ritu Kumar
            Meera and
            Muzaffar Ali
            Shane and Falguni

Cuts and Skirts of Ritu Kumar
She is famed for highlighting the beauty of Indian craftsmanship.
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Past as fashionable prelude
Meera and Muzaffar Ali are known for the use of Lucknowi chikan embroidery.
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Rohit Bal: Daringly different!
The designer pandered to male vanity in his collection, Birds of Paradise.
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Sabyasachi: Fashion's genius
His collection -- a Parisian evening come alive -- rejuvinated LIFW.
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A crazy burst of colour
  The finale of the Lakme India fashion week was a complete contrast to the
   bland and rather banal shows that dominated the fashion week this year.

Suneet Varma: Very summery, very breezy
  The bubblegum colours and look of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai came alive on the
   ramp in Suneet Varma's pret line, Le Spice.

Rohit Bal: Dramatically shocking
  "I wanted to show the beauty of the male form and that shines through my
   clothes," says the designer. A first look.

Standing ovation for Sabyasachi
  "I wanted to present a feminine, girly look that was intellectual as well.My
   collection's theme, I would say, was frivolous romanticism," says Sabyasachi
   Mukerjee. A first look.

First look: Pria Kataria Puri
  Puri's collection was inspired by those bohemian adventurers -- the gypsies.

Welcome to Tarun's show
  Indian fashion guru Tarun Tahiliani turns in a collection that is fluid but confusing.

Fashion with a sense of humour
  Manish Arora's clothes are not for the faint-hearted.

Banarasi brocades get a sexy turn
  First Look: Vidhi Singhania, LIFW 2004.

Don't throw the kurta out!
  "I have tried to make the kurta a little more funky. I put in leather, graffiti, even
   printed some poems on it," says Monisha Jaising.

Suneet Verma: Spicy cool!
  Suneet Verma admits his collection aimed at getting the pricing right and
   making clothes that would appeal to everyone. A first look.

Style for real people
  Wendell Rodricks made kids, teens and senior citizens wear his designs.

India shines for Kimono
  Kiran Uttam Ghosh's celebrated every element where India is shining --
   cricket, information technology, Indian festivals and even the stock market's

Manish Arora: Funky, funny designs
  Manish Arora's collection provoked strong reactions -- you either loved it
   or hated it. A first look.

`Concentrate on style, not fashion'
  Designer Wendell Rodricks personally prefers the stark look. A first look.

Show them the boot!
  Rocky S showcased a beautifully accessorised clubwear collection.

The enfant terrible of fashion
  Sexy miniskirts, pompoms, modernised badla work, stretch cholis and knitted
   sweaters with mirrors beads will all be part of Malini Ramani's collection.

Priyadarshini Rao: Feminine and playful
  She is one of the bestselling designers at BE, Gautam Singhania's fashion
   stores across the country.

It's the time to disco
  Rahul Khanna and Rohit Gandhi draw inspiration from the best of the 1900s.

That old fashioned glamour!
  First Look: Gauri & Nainika

Royalty can be colourful
  Egyptians to Mughals, stripes to brocade, colour and royalty will fill designers
   Ashima-Leena's collection at LIFW 2004.

Want some chic Chai?
  First Look: Narendra Kumar

Rajesh Pratap Singh: That sexy restraint
  "We often ask if fashion is a form of art. Rajesh's collection today showed that
   it indeed is," says designer Wendell Rodricks.

Pretty Pret
  The Rina Dhaka collection, which opened LIFW 2004, showcased a sexy,
   glamorous look.

First Look: Rajesh Pratap Singh
  The elusive designer's collection was dark and mysteriously sexy.

First Look: Rina Dhaka
  Colours like beige, brown, cream and honey dominated her collection.

Preview: Rajesh Pratap's dark side!
  Giger goes to Varanasi to meet the cult of Shiva: that is the theme of elusive
   Delhi designer, Rajesh Pratap Singh.

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