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Bollywood again takes the ramp at WLIFW

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) Even after the recent controversy of Bollywood dominating the ramp at the Lakme India Fashion Week (LIFW) in Mumbai, model-turned-actor Shilpa Shetty in an orange sari and Swarovski jewellery was seen displayng the collection of designer Tarun Tahiliani on the third day of the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week (WLIFW) here.

Shweta Nanda, daughter of mega-star Amitabh Bachchan, also made her appearance in a bridal wear for designer Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla in the other show.

Talking to reporters later, Shilpa said, collection, 'Ode to autumn' was a range of garments that combined modern technology with a long list of fabrics. His fabricline was silk, satin and velvet in colours black, bronze, rust, ochre, red, antique gold and burnt amber. Monochromatic jamavar, Victorian lace, patchwork jamavar and snake skin print.

About the collection, he said, "I design for my kind of Indian and I am sure 70 per cent of this creation could be used by anyone in the world. There is so much for the Indian market besides foreign and my rates are going to be cheaper than last year." While Shilpa wrapped the show for him, Shweta made her appearance twice in Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla's show. She walked the ramp alone in the middle of the show and later towards the end she was accompanied by model Upen Patel.

Shweta, who was accompanied by her mother Jaya Bachchan and actor Sonali Bendre, told newspersons, '' I have grown up wearing their clothes. Everyone in my Family love their work, it's like second nature and the colours are always wonderful.

They revived chikan work in tonal as well as gold and silver which elevated the casual wear craft from Lucknow into the bridal wear category.

In the middle of these shows, designer J J Vallaya showcased his collection based on high voltage drama.

Inspired by 'War Circa 2040'. it comprised an interesting blend of modern styling and craftsmanship. For the debut of his diffusion line Vallaya Quantum, the designer highlighted the power of warrior tribes of the world whose passion for life is legendary.

The creation was divided into "Amazons", "Descendants of the Goddess of war" and the like.

Talking to reporters, Vallaya said "the difference emanated from the fact that right now we are constantly relying on machines and in 2040, machines would suddenly overtake us at the expense of our culture and ethics. Therefore, the underlying message is that we can live happily with the machines and technology but not at the expense of sacrificing our culture." "We are looking at the situation which is 35 years from now where we assume that humans are half machines and they are coming back to humans. That is why a lot of metallic feel is given to it he said adding even the hues in their eyes was changed into grey to get it closer to metallic," he added.

About the collection, he said it is the new label and I have launched it for international market, which would retail between Rs 20,000-50,000. The variation of this entire line for the Indian market would come later, he added.

Long lehanga-skirts, wrap blouses, brocade pants created multiple layers, along with prints in gold and brown hues on velour wraps and skirts and wide jackets in black were used in his collection.

Among other designers who showcased their collection were Aparna Chandra, Varun Bahl, Jatin Verma, Neelam Sexena, Poonam Bhagat, Manju and Bobby Grover and Kavita Bhartia.


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