Khushali Kumar

 Drashta Sarvaiya moved slightly into Autumn/Winter 2012 for her Lakmé Fashion Week collection as she played with deep shades of stark black, the darkest of blue and heady wine, for a muted feminine collection. But her colour story did not halt with the striking trio of shades, as she added more tones like ecru, old rose, red, subtle mustard and electrifying royal purple to complete the romantic mood.


Silhouettes were striking, clinging to the female form; while the metallic embellishments twinkled under the ramp lights. With a perfect fabric choice to give the fluid sensuous look to her collection, Drashta looked at choicest chiffon, Duchess satin, Raffia fabrics and slinky crepe de chine.


Opening the show with an ecru silk cape and cigarette pants, Drashta revealed a will-power dress in black and ecru colour blocking, then one with pleated front and then a stunning “X” silhouette for tops. Inverted seams were the unconventional detailing for sheaths and long sleeved cropped lace jackets. Slashed sleeves for tunics and a grey coat dress in ribbed silver weave worked well as cocktail wear. The mustard textured weave with a faint shimmer was turned into a short jacket and a stylish suit. Cinched waists were accentuated with gold braids while jumpsuits glittered with embroidered shoulders. Lace was used for long sleeved gowns and sheath dresses with the silhouette turning sheer and sexy and kept close to the body at all times.



For glitz, glamour and elegance, Drashta Sarvaiya moved into top creative gear for her creations which will appeal to fashionistas around the globe.


Khushali Kumar



Khushali Kumar’s Reve label started in 2005 has dressed several Bollywood beauties. For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012 Khushali’s fairy tale collection tilted “Angel’s and a Princess…” was an ethereal offering to the global buyer.

Presenting the collection in a unique manner Khushali gave dual options – each entry had dresses in two versions – short and long – the former sexy and modern while the latter was elegant and sophisticated. Working around New Age silhouettes with 3D accents and embellishing with feathers, birds and wings to create an utterly romantic look, Khushali added crystal tiaras to complete the theme of the collection.

The colour options were chrome, silver, gun metal, bronze, gold, sand, skin and off white; proving that Khushali remained true to a uniform story. Fabrics were rich appliquéd tulles, special metal chipped surfaces, feathered and metallic nets as well as sheer chiffon.

Khushali opened the show with her trade mark duo of dresses – one was with intricately embroidered chrome all metal and cut glass short dress. The second was a mirror version of the embellished dress with angle like bird wing placement depicting the free spirit of the collection.

It was pure cocktail and Red Carpet glamour as shimmering corsets, minis with intricate swirls of crystal, sequins and beads embroidery, and strappy body hugging dresses made a stunning impact on the ramp. The multi petal appliqué technique was used cleverly for micro minis on the skirts or in strategic places. Rows of glittering beads were draped over the bodice of the many regal diaphanous tulle gowns.

Ending the show was the glamorous Bollywood star Dia Mirza in a gun metal side rouched gown with silver beaded bodice.

For the woman who dreams of dressing up like the princess of a bygone era, then Khushali Kumar’s scintillating collection will make it a reality.


About Lakmé Fashion Week:

Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is jointly organized by Lakmé, the No.1 cosmetics and beauty services brand in India and IMG Reliance, the global leader in fashion weeks and event production. LFW has been conceived and created with a vision to “Redefine the Future of Fashion and Integrate India into the Global Fashion World”. LFW is organized twice every year. LFW Summer/Resort 2012 will be held from March 1 to March 6, 2012 at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai. For further information log on to http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in



About Lakmé:

Contemporary Indian beauty expert Lakmé continuously innovates to offer a wide range of, high performance and world class color cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons. In addition to leveraging Unilever’s worldwide expertise, Lakmé also partners with the leading cosmetic house Milan-based Intercos Italia, Schwann Stabilo Germany and Paris-based Fiabila. Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé also offers its consumers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services at the Lakmé Salons and Studios. For further information log on to www.lakméindia.com


About IMG Reliance:

In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company  headed by Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company  headed  by Chairman and CEO Michael Dolan, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country.  In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level.  IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.