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Day 5: Lakme Fashion Week - Summer/Resort 2013

See all the highlights from the final day of Lakme Fashion Week - Summer/Resort

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The sheer elegance of six yard presented in innovative modern styles, high on grace and femininity, was the high point of the just concluded Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2013, which also saw glitter of gold on the ramp.

Other unique concepts brought on the ramp also made the five-day event a memorable experience for all and sundry.

If Indian designers presented spectacular collection of six yards, especially in net, international designer Naeem Khan, who made his India debut at the LFW, too introduced a new version of sari called "Ball gown sari".

Specifically designed for the Indian audience, Khan's sari draping style is unique, making it like a ball gown. It was received well when displayed on the ramp.

Draping a sari is no longer tedious for women, thanks to designers for introducing new range of six yards, which were light, yet elegant.

Ace designer Rehane's Indian look was also appreciated greatly at the event. Her clothes, though very desi, had an extremely modern and trendy touch making them appealing.

Even Bhairavi Jaikishan focused on net saris. Titled "Paradise Island", her collection offered net saris with heavy embroideries, salwaar-kameez and embroidered lehengas.

The other designers who showcased a wide variety of saris were Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Masaba, Soumitra Mondal, Farah and Firdos, Payal Singhal among others.

Not only were the saris different, they were teamed up with innovative blouses.

Payal Singhal, for whom gorgeous Aditi Rao Hydari walked the ramp, presented and interesting range of innovative blouse designs with her saris. For instance, she presented a spectacular range of buttery mul-saris with free flowing kurtas.

Not only were the audience impressed with the beautiful saris, but so were the celebrities.

Other than that, the fashion week focused a lot on gold accessories, making the collections attractive.

Masaba, who showcased a line called "Postcards of Benaras", used a lot of gold jewellery.

If fashion, style and glamour dominated the event, social causes too found strong foot hold.

Ace designer Vikram Phadnis's "Celebration of Rural India" was a tribute to rural India. He partnered with Swades Foundation, an NGO working for the empowerment of rural India, and dedicated his line to the cause.

Even Narendra Kumar's line "Thought Police", spoke about uprisings of Indian youth in the past one year.

LFW ended March 26 with a fabulous grand finale by Namrata Joshipura and Kareena Kapoor hit the runway looking completely mesmerizing in orange-pink blingy palazzos teamed up with fitting top with a pink semi-formal jacket.

Starting with six budding "Gen Next" designers Debashri Samanta, Karishma Jamwal, Ragini Ahuja, Shubham Kumar, Sneha S. Saha and Stephany D'Souza, the week showcased various renowned designers like Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Swapnil Shinde, Rocky S, Arjun Khanna, Naeem Khan, Shantanu and Nikhil among others.

The talent box, a platform by LFW to promote new designers, was also a huge hit.

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