Nitya Arora, Rohan Arora, Tanya Sharma, Kaabia And Sasha Grewal Presented Superb Accessories, Footwear and Apparel at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Nitya Arora, Rohan Arora, Tanya Sharma, Kaabia And Sasha Grewal Presented Superb Accessories, Footwear and Apparel at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Edgy Beautiful Jewellery Emerged from the Studios of Kaabia and Sasha Grewal at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Mumbai, Monday, August 6, 2012: The look was impressive, edgy and very strong for the dramatic jewellery called “Leone d’oro” presented by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. Inspired by the Golden Lion, the collection had a marked African touch as the king of the jungle’s face appeared on imposing pendants.

Chic and elegant, the inspirations further moved for the dazzling ornaments from Art Deco architecture to lion sculptures, leopard prints and geometrics. It was Luxe styling at its ultimate best, as the designing duo played with body ornaments with different types of leather.

Spiked necklace with large rear pendants and cascading chains, lapel necklace and cuffs, tasselled pendants and necklace with the Peter Pan collar shape had coloured stones. Fringes on flat collars took to centre stage to give that very rustic touch. Totally mesmerising were the collar cum belts with a long metal placket connecting them and the modern version of the “haat phool” for the hands.

For a dramatic fashion statement the “Leone d’oro” jewellery by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal will definitely cause a sensation around the world.


Nitya Arora’s Nouveau Gypsy Line was a Glittering Jewellery Offering at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Creating a dazzling array of jewellery which will appeal to the modern women, Nitya Arora’s “Nouveau Gypsy” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 was a striking offering.

The gold glittered under the ramp lights and the gems sparkled on the beautiful cuffs, necklaces and earrings. The enamel work moved into geometrics to create a stunning collection that women will identify with instantly.

Beautiful chokers with mesh pendants and chains, tasselled necklaces, armlets and long multi spiked necklaces were eye catching. Using a bed of different colours of resham and tassels for the metal, precious stones, chains and neck pieces, Nitya revealed a very imaginative streak in her design sensibilities. To add more drama to the collection and recreate the theme, Nitya showed some interesting gold bullet belts, peacock inspired tassel centres for neck pieces and even head bands with stunning large centre flowers.

For jewellery that tells a glittering story of the past and present, Nitya Arora’s “Nouveau Gypsy” line was a timeless offering.


Rohan Arora Presented his Bollywood Inspired Footwear Collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Dedicated to the item girl and boy of Bollywood, Rohan Arora’s collection called “Item” at Lakmé Fashion week Winter/Festive 2012 had all the glitz and glamour of the inspiration. With strong colours and designs, the very dazzling footwear was crafted from a variety of eye catching materials like brocade, satin, sheep skin, pure silk and hand woven khadi.

For women, there were wedges with ghungroos and floral embroidery on the uppers as well as multi coloured fabrics to create the mood of the Item girl. Cute embroidered slip-ons also appeared in bright hues and looked very festive as they were edged with beads or bells to create innovative fun footwear.

For men there were comfortable no nonsense styles for moccasins and lace ups with black embroidery on the bright leather which ranged from mauve, blue, beige to mid brown and maroon.

Adding on clever touches of intricate traditional embroidery, Rohan Arora’s shoes were a riot of colour ideal for brides and grooms, as well as casual easy comfort.


Tanya Sharma’s Classic Collection was a Stylish Offering at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Bringing in a wonderful fusion story for her collection, Tanya Sharma offered a unique look at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.

With the achkan and tuxedo as inspirations, the designer combined them with men’s street wear and traditional ethnic garments and created a different look for women’s wear. The result was the unique tuxedo sari, the achkan kaftan created from Indian fabrics like silk ikat, net, georgette and classic men’s fabrics all topped with delicate embroidery like chikankari, Kasab and sequin work.

The colours were truly Indian as mustard, regal blue, stunning peach and fluorescents like pink completed the shade card.

Using net as the constant in the garments, Tanya had a black net maxi skirt, which ended with orange and blue broad borders. Beautiful ikat appeared for a scooped hem bolero or a two tone ikat net shrug. Mixing colours and fabrics liberally, there were tiny black capes over georgette kurtas with embroidery. Lehengas in net had multi coloured panels; while the tuxedo’s tails appeared in the front of the garment, with a bright yellow orange trail at the back. Quite quirky were the black jumpsuit with net insets on legs and the grey coat with a long net hem. Finally, it was the sari with multi fabrics, colours and petal blouse that firmly completed the look, which Tanya wanted to, convey to the applauding audience.

Here was a collection that will create magic at any occasion with its unconventional styling by Tanya Sharma.