See all the highlights from Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014, followed by exclusive snaps of Bollywood celebrities spotted at the fashion gala
Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez, Richa Chadda and Ali Fazal turned showstoppers for India's top designers on Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week 2014.
Designers Tarun Tahiliani, Sounia Gohil, Narendra Kumar, Dhruv Kapur, Huemn, Sneha Arora, Soup by Sougat Paul, Valliyan by Nitya Arora, Nikhil Thampi, Nishka Lulla, Digvijay Singh, Vaishali S, and Swagger by Saj among others showcased their exquisite Summer/Resort collection at the fashion show.
The front row was packed with faces from tinsel town including Kalki Koechlin, Genelia D'Souza with husband Riteish Deshmukh, Tanisha Mukherjee with beau Armaan Kohli, Sonal Chauhan, Tamannaah Bhatia, Neha Dhupia, Pooja Bedi, Anushka Manchanda, Meher Rampal and Puja Gupta among others.
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez walked the ramp in Indian wear for ace designer Tarun Tahiliani's glamorous show. She stepped on the ramp in a shaded orange-pink-red net kurta dupatta and was decked up with a magnificent necklace and earrings.
Tahiliani's collection consisted of gown, embroidered draped dhoti pants, black and white kurtas, sari, kaftan, dhoti sari, lehenga cholis with net dupattas, kalidaar embellished kurtas, T-shirts teamed with skirts and lehengas.
The men's wear was stylishly elegant with wide salwars and sherwanis.
The designer primarily used indigo, mustard, fuchsia, black, white, ivory and beige colours for his ensemble.
Reliance Jewels complemented the creations of Tarun with diamond and ruby necklaces, pearl edged neck pieces and kundan collars.
Actress Richa Chadda flaunted a creation by designer Sounia Gohil as her showstopper at the Lakme Fashion Week.
Taking inspiration from the interiors and architecture of Europe, Sounia adapted a classy yet luxurious look, transforming the designs into fresh, edgy prints.
Giving her collection an international feel, the designer kept her silhouettes straight and clean with sheer fabrics ruling the assortment.
Structured tops with straight pencil skirts, bikini tops with short pants and sheer cover ups were the highlights of her collection.
Employing a lot of artwork, she played with a palette of pastel summery shades like ice blue, ivory, lilac and pistachio green hues in icy shades.
Ace designer Narendra Kumar showcased various stages of love through his collection called 'Dark Love'.
A Japanese violinist played soulful music as models took to the runway showing various emotions like happiness, attachment, obsession and violence--through the collection.
It started with bright blue and yellow representing the joy of love, followed by dark green, then moving into the third stage with burgundy and rust and ended with black creations.
The silhouettes for women were jackets, suits, jumpsuits, dresses, embroidered gowns, dresses and peplum jackets and kimono cropped tops.
The men's wear had jackets, double-breasted jackets, embroidered shirt collars, trousers fitting and ending above ankles to match the short jacket silhouette, mid-length coat and sherwani.
The opening show of Lakme Fashion Week saw six fresh designers showcasing their collections.
The six talented designers were mentored by ace designer Anita Dongre.
Chandni Mohan's collection was inspired by Preston Scott's architecture. Working on a colour palette of black, white and red, the sharply cut angular boxy dresses, tunics, skirts offered a variety of options for the modern woman.
Designer Divya Sheth presented a mix of far east motifs and silhouettes with Indian textiles - the stylish line inspired by Mary Cassatt's 'Lady at the Tea Table'.
Borrowing motifs from Japan and Morocco, Divya went in for unconventional silhouettes that were inspired by geometric tea bags and saucers.
The collection had one-shoulder dresses, trousers, asymmetric summer dresses, cocktail creations and draped gowns for a perfect English tea party appearance.Divya's diversely inspired line seems to have great international appeal.
Offering a redefined look in retro style, Parul Bhargava's collection was inspired by serenity. It had an old world charm of the 1950's as models sashayed in skirts, boxy jackets, dresses, flowing palazzos and tops in beige, brown and blue with deeper hues of brown splashed with abstract prints.
Sreejith Jeevan's collection called 'Weather Forecast' was inspired by the romantic rain of picturesque Kerala. The collection had hip-length tees, dresses, pleated pants, skirts, jackets, casual tunics, long tube in shades of grey, with brown and white with motifs of umbrellas, raindrops, paper boats and cars. The outfits had a young appeal.
A collection titled 'No Longer the Hunted' was presented by Ujjawal Dubey, whose garments had raw appeal where the silhouettes and colours were inspired by the cold deserts of the world. The collection saw trousers, tunics, jackets, coats and the colours remained muted as grey, black, beige added excitement to the garments.
Vilvin Sabu's show 'Tropical Chic' was inspired by heritage and art. The sporty summer/resort collection of shorts, rompers, body suits, blouses with splashes of abstract prints, minis, pants and jackets was a refreshing offering. Colours were vibrant with green, rust, fuchsia, navy and maroon.
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