Rhea Chakraborty walked for designer Urvashi Joneja on Day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week

Rhea Chakraborty walked for designer Urvashi Joneja on Day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week

Rhea Chakraborty walked for designer Urvashi Joneja on Day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week

Urvashi Joneja with Rhea Chakraborty (2)


Inspirations for Urvashi Joneja’s collections have always been unique visual experiences for the viewers. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018, Urvashi’s line called “Away” revolved around the imagery of flying away and breaking through the glass ceiling. It was a look that played creatively with graphics that was an unconventional merger of shattered fragments, which eventually came together as visuals of flying birds like eagles and parrots.

 Rhea Chakraborty walks for Urvashi Joneja (3)

The colour story reflected the full segment of hues that would appear when light shines through glass fragments. So red, blue, green, yellow and purple shimmered on the runway. Detailing was given prime importance as careful pleating and 3D texturing added to the beauty of the graphic forms on various fabrics. Layering played a major role for nearly every ensemble as the feminine drapes flowed gracefully around the models.

 Rhea Chakraborty walks for Urvashi Joneja (4)

The striking all white latticework halter-top over a floral appliquéd sheer dress, fitted the theme of the show. The intricate laced, corset, choli with matching sari in a kaleidoscope of abstract designs and colours as well as the red fully textured lean dress were perfect graphic examples.

 Urvashi Joneja with Rhea Chakraborty

Luxury was very much apparent when a flared white long-sleeved maxi with a colourful parrots print sprinkled came down the ramp. The sun yellow angarkha style ensemble was dappled with cascading geometric motifs in blue, red and green but teamed with a white inner and green/black dotted parallels. For a fun entry it was sun yellow pants again with graphic motifs, but this time styled with a red checked balloon-sleeved blouse.

 Urvashi Joneja - 1

For a show stopping garment it was the beautiful Bollywood actress and video jockey, Rhea Chakraborty, in a spectacular black gown with two huge eagles in 3D appliqué work that stole hearts.

Aahana Kumra for Urvashi Joneja

Actress Aahana Kumra, from ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ fame was also in attendance, supporting the talented designer and looking gorgeous in one of her creations!

When freedom in fashion is the key word, then Urvashi Joneja’s collection called “Away” will transport the style followers into a world of inner calm and peace.