Nandita and Anuradha Thirani Presented an Ethereal Collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Nandita and Anuradha Thirani Presented an Ethereal Collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012


Mumbai, Friday, August 3, 2012: The mother and daughter duo of Nandita and Anuradha Thirani gave fashion an ethereal touch at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 with their collection called “The Lotus Flower”.

Inspired by the lovely lotus flower the collection’s simplicity and elegance, which will appeal to women with finer tastes was highlighted by the stylish silhouettes. The colour story revolved around the tones of the lotus – as neutrals were gently combined with black, white, grey and nude.

Gold sequinned sheeting played an important role and appeared as patches or for the entire garment while ornate lotus motifs were the striking gold embroidery on most of the garments.  Soft jackets, black bias mini skirt, midi jackets, fluid silk palazzos,  net blouses,  pleated patched net and silk saris, satin harem pants, tiered layered net peplum dresses – the collection was a mix of the most elegant fusion creations.

Sexy organza trousers, a fuchsia poncho, velvet silk panelled voluminous pants, layered side slit wide palazzos and a high collar brocade sherwani with a stunning red lehenga completed this collection which reflected feminine beauty.

The silhouettes were easy and languid, which gave the garments a relaxed appeal. The hand painted foot wear by Spirited-Soles and the specially crafted jewellery by Nishi Murli from Kusum’s collections completed the look.

For a line that has ethereal and glamorous creations, Nandita and Anuradha Thirani’s collection gives the right options.


Payal Singhal Presented the Vibrant Colours of India at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012


Payal Singhal called her collection “India in Colour” and what a fantastic rainbow of hues she presented at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.

It was a kaleidoscopic journey of fashion that moved from the gorgeous Rajasthani pinks; to the vibrant shades of the North and then onto the gentle tones of the East. Payal’s inspiration was very rustic and earthy as she drew lavishly from Indian Adivasi costumes of Kutch and Orissa with an acid neon palette of cyan, fuchsia, lime, cobalt and indigo which all came together on the ramp. The silhouettes remained oriental with kurtas, kaftans, tunics, dresses, short ghagras and kalidar saris, which glittered with intricate peeta, abhla and zardozi work.

Opening the show with an elegant pink linen colour block long dress, Payal followed it with glamorous cowl maxi with gorgeous gold neck embroidery. Mukaish work was lavishly splashed on pants and dupattas; while the asymmetrical kurtas dazzled with abhla work. The Patiala salwars, silk jodhpurs and Banaras jumpsuits were teamed with kurtas, sherwanis or net asymmetric dresses. The more ornate creations had pretty Keri or tota embroidery that glittered under the spot lights.

The show stoppers were the very sprightly Shibani Dandekar, popular singer, anchor and model, wearing a mirror work asymmetric lehenga with a sexy blouse and the handsome Puneet Pathak, (amazing professional dancer who dazzled audiences in India) wearing an ecru silk kurta and gold Patiala salwars.

Bringing together Indian drama and grandeur, Payal Singhal’s “India in Colour” collection was a feast for the eyes as well as the senses on the ramp.