Nakkashi presented Bollywood’s glamorous designer Vikram Phadnis, who showcased a plethora of hues on a traditional palette, at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014.
The detailing of the garments revealed a lavish use of the ever popular gold zardosi and gota, which enhanced and illuminated the light weight fabrics from a distance. An interesting blend of tie and dye also had a captivating eye-catching aspect that revealed a creative look.
Phadnis shifted from the usual hustle bustle of colours that he has normally displayed so flawlessly in his previous assemblages, to more hushed and earthy tones. The colours ranged from the deepest of maroons to mesmerizing greens, wild blues and spicy mustards. A number of Indian elements dominated the western and traditional silhouettes, emphasising the notion that Vikram managed to dominate the look on the ramp with his stylish inputs whether they were a pair of palazzo pants, kurtis or saris.
The ambience of the show was grand with chandeliers gracing the stage. Drop-dead gorgeous models catwalked down the ramp in chic Indian wear that featured silhouettes like short kurtas, jackets, lehengas, half sari’s, Anarkalis and long kurtas.
Mesmeric colours like nudes, golds, hints of silver, off-whites and sequined detailing opened the show. The mirror danglers were an added highlight that framed the ensembles. Creations that stood out were the nude long kurta with sequined elements that were paired with gold embellished zardosi and embroidered palazzos.
Bollywood actress Dia Mirza stopped the segment as she walked gracefully down the ramp in a velvet jacket with gold embroidery, worn over a short nude kurta, net lehenga teamed with mustard dupatta that looked so effortlessly alluring.
The second half featured similar silhouettes but with an added pop of colour. The garments that were eye-catching were the dual toned red/blue velveteen jacket worn with a nude kurta over a tie and dye lehenga and the front zipped jacket with nude/blue ombré sari.
The second dazzling showstopper was also Bollywood star Bipasha Basu, who looked stunning in an oxblood lehenga with a two-toned dupatta and an 18 kali skirt with gold panelled embroidery.