Mumbai, Mar 30 : Bollywood stars sizzle on the ramp at the ongoing 'Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) 2008' in top Indian designers creations here today.
The highlight of the day was Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor as he walked the ramp for designer Arjun Khanna.
The visitors present during the show cheered Ranbir Kapoor who looked graceful in an embroidered long coat with standing collar, straight pants in batik print and a scarlet scarf tied around the neck.
Khanna romped in Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, who was ecstatic after walking on the ramp for his designer friend.
"I'm a bit degraded as far as fashion is concerned. All I know is through Arjun. He's very passionate about everything in his life from designing clothes to his cars and bikes and even interior decoration. I love this guy to death and he asked me if I could walk on the ramp and I was more than happy to walk as I also love his fashion," said Ranbir Kapoor.
The collection offered cropped jackets and very slim fitted pants something that you can wear over a long time and which never goes out of fashion.
The show was unique and exclusive as it successfully translated the timelessness of conventional designs to modern context.
"Fabrics were coarser in my collection. I am looking at the fall-winter. I played with fabrics like Coudray, Cotton Coudray and Woolen Coudray. There is a lot of technique which went into making of all these clothes," said Khanna.
Bath and body product giant Lux showcased a line at the Lakme Fashion Week for the first time and it was designed by none other than Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra.
'Lux Temptation' was all about bold, feminine clothes that signified the transformation of a young girl into an adult temptress.
Manish took the inspiration from Lux's new fruit extracts - strawberry, cream, peaches and put on display an array of flirty, feminine garments in shades of pink, ivory, oyster and coral.
Ramp scorcher Jesse Randhawa kicked off the show dressed in satiny eye-popping ivory gown.
Designer Manish Malhotra, was not too amused at Bollywood stars walking the ramp. These days it has become very common that designers get the Bollywood actors and actresses to walk the ramp for them.
The public throngs these venues just to have the glimpse of the stars and the whole purpose of fashion week that is to showcase the clothes is relegated to the background, says Manish.
"I have done it long time back when Urmila Matondkar walked on the ramp for the first time then. Then Preity Zinta, Kajol, Karishma Kapoor and Urmila all of these girls who have walked for me have worked with me for ten years. They believe in my brand, they believe in me, I believe in them and we had a long association but I just feel that now it has become that let's make so and so walk. So I think now it is time that I don't make any one walk so today I was the Lux boy," said Manish.
Top line models of the country including Tapur and Tupur Chatterjee, Nethra Raghuraman, Nina Manuel and Alicia Raut to name a few set the ramp on fire with their impeccable catwalk.
The event saw the presence of the cr¨me de la cr¨me of Mumbai thronging the venue to get a glimpse of this exquisite show. The who's who of Mumbai including the Bollywood fraternity including Urmila Matondkar, Farah Khan, Amrita Rao, Kajol and Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor graced the occasion.