See all the highlights from day 4 of India Bridal Fashion Week 2013
Vivacious actress Sonam Kapoor was at her sensuous and playful best as she walked the ramp for fashion designer Rohit Bal at the India Bridal Fashion Week on Friday.
She broke into a jig Friday to the "sexy" cabaret number "Aa jaane jaan" from the 1969 Hindi film ‘Inteqam’ playing in the background.
With spellbinding ambience - large pink and white lotus props laid across and above the ramp, all lit-up; evergreen Bollywood tunes; regal wardrobe; and a showstopper who did complete justice to the mood and theme, it was a visual delight.
"It felt great because these songs are from the 1950s and 1960s, the golden period of Indian cinema...I have always wanted to act to that kind of music, so it's enough for me to walk to it, and listen to it and be a part of it in some creative way," Sonam told reporters post the show.
In a cream-coloured lehenga choli with understated gold embroidery and kundan jewellery, she, however, hardly made a coy bride, blowing kisses and laughing out in her carefree demeanour. The jhoomar on the side of her head and other ornaments caught many eyeballs.
Bal's ‘Mulmul’ collection saw an interesting melange of the pristine simplicity of muslin and grandeur of velvet, with different forms of embroidery and surface ornamentation.
The veteran designer used antique Kashmiri embroidery on muslin to tie-and-dye techniques on fabrics like chanderi’ and voiles. Rich jewel tones like royal blue and regal red combined with ivory muslin gave the ensemble a unique grandeur.
Victorian collars, structured corsets, gowns, achkans, bandhgalas, angarkhas and saris dominated the collection. It was replete with myriad options for both men and women.
For the second show, it was actress Nargis Fakhri who turned a royal bride for designer duo Ashima and Leena.
The 33-year-old 'Rockstar' actress dazzled the runway in a golden lehenga teamed with meenakri choli. She kept her wavy hair on one side of the shoulder, showed off her huge maang-tika.
For the first time the designer duo have moved away from their blingy style and presented a subtle yet festive collection.
It was inspired by Delhi's age old culture and traditions inherited from timeless Mughal era grace. The sarees, dhoti-pants, floor length anarkalis, lehengas and shraras were in the hues of metallic gold, pink, green, turquoise, orange and bronze.
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