Anupama Dayal, Vineet Bahl showcase collection at LFW

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Mumbai, Oct 14 (UNI) Designers Anupama Dayal and Vineet Bahl today showcased their collection on the second day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), which is underway at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) here.

An expert at blending Indian fabrics, patterns and craft with the greatest of ease, Dayal's collection for Spring/Summer 2008 for LFW titled 'Oracle' has forecast some of the prettiest dresses seen on the ramp.

On a strong colour base that was very eastern in nature, Dayal picked crimson, emerald, lime, banana, champagne, pink and shades of gray that ranged from dove to charcoal and fused them into western shapes for dresses, tunics, skirts, sheer salwar and jodhpurs.

From the opening creation of a cowl-neck panelled dress in satin with the Turkmenistan print and ikkat on the Lurex panels, it was a look that will appeal to the western buyers for the coming season.

For the coming season, Dayal said she will use geometric patterns and modern story inspired by the traditional weavers of Uzbekistan, Turkey, Laos and India.

Adding a touch of intricate detailing, there was Lurex faux patent, gun metal and industrial zippers along with touches of quilting for the belts and garments, she said.

While it was a heady fashionable 'Lemonade' that Vineet Bahl served for Spring/Summer 2008 under his Indjapink label at Lakme Fashion Week.

The look was refreshing as the mood was set for those lazy days with delicate as the summer breeze fabrics floated down the ramp.

Chiffons, georgettes and silk matka were given the gentle soothing touches by Vineet for flowing dresses with those dreamy fluid silhouettes. The colour palette created the perfect picture as hues of pink, ivory and beige teamed up with crayolas and rich tones like red, dusky grey and brown for the simple 'A' line and empire line silhouettes.

In a collection of 25 stylish garments, Vineet had some stunners like the acid green empire dress with threadwork detail and print border, the multicoloured silk georgette degrade print obe wrap dress, the shell pink silk chiffon empire dress with cutwork and the ivory silk chiffon textured dress.

Ending the show with a solitary ivory chiffon sari with pretty cutwork floral detail, Vineet teamed it with a fiery red shimmering tie-up blouse for that final fashion accent.

UNI

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