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August 8, 2012

Kareena sizzles on ramp at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai

Mumbai:Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor marked her presence at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) in Mumbai in a scintillating attire made by designer duo, Pankaj and Nidhi. The young designers received a standing ovation, as models dressed in modern attire made the audiences' heart flutter with their charm. Kapoor, who stole everyone’s thunder, was elated to be a part of a show that promoted emerging designers. Digressing from their signature style, the designer duo scorched the ramp with their exquisite designs and unusual colour palette. Kapoor said the fashion circuit has revamped in recent times, adding that it was an honour for her to showcase Pankaj and Nidhi’s latest collection. "It's obviously the first time that I am walking for Pankaj and Nidhi and Kallol. Obviously, everyone has seen me on the ramp before for the veteran designers, but what makes this moment so special is that I am really happy to be encouraging young and fresh and new talent and I am happy that I happen to be the brand ambassador, it's actually an honour to be wearing their clothes, because it was like electric I think the kind of reception the three of them have got. I have never seen Indian designers make these kind of clothes, so actually I should be thanking Pankaj and Nidhi and Kallol for making me wear and just having me walk this ramp," she said. Fashion designer Pankaj said they are experimental in their approach, adding that he and his wife have used paper cuttings and origami in their collection. "The inspiration, we always like to work with different crafts and cultures and this time, the craft was technology meets craftsmanship. So, our patterns come kaleidoscopic patterns, the inspiration for clothes itself comes from flowers, but very geometric origami type of flowers, so there is paper cutting techniques, lattice work technique. So there's not one inspiration, but a lot of ideas which come together, because it is the grand finale. We had to have a lot of grand ideas," he said. Meanwhile, designer Kallol Datta's collection had monochromatic undertones with prints dominating in knee length dresses and skirts. The collection grabbed a lot of eyeballs, with models adding that quirky touch to the collection. One of the leading events in the history of Indian Fashion has been the Lakme Fashion Week, a joint initiative by the leading cosmetic brands, which provides a platform to showcase India 's rich, diverse and unique textile tradition. It usually showcases an extraordinary range of Indian textiles reflecting the cultural richness and malleability of the society. The fashion gala concluded on Tuesday.

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