LFW: Bal's magnificent finale

Wednesday, 07 March 2012
The grand finale by Rohit Bal, the designer par excellence and the ultimate master of craft and creative design, was a mind blowing collection inspired by Lakmé Absolute Fast & Fabulous collection of 30 nail-paint shades launched by the brand.

The show opened with Silver Strings -- a spirited trio of beautiful ladies, who enthralled the audience with their virtuosity on the violins. As the lights came on, the five cones rose to reveal statuesque models in diaphanous creations, while the melodious music of the live orchestra above the stage provided haunting melodies during the show.
The collection called ‘Kaarigari’ featured classic cuts and intricate designs by Bal that represented the modern Indian woman who stands true to her roots yet lives an international lifestyle and looks glamorous every day. Starting with ivory, Bal moved to darker shades of beige and brown and then on to muted hues like maroon, wine, cobalt, red, purple and showered the long luxurious coats, capes, kalidaar kurtas, shrugs and gowns wit crystal, resham and zari embroidery. The motifs ranged from swirling birds to peacocks and geometric designs; while the knitted and woven creations came seamlessly together some with thread manipulation to form a full garment.

Men’s wear followed the look of the show with rich jackets, sherwanis and bundhgala coats. As India’s top couturier Rohit Bal took his bow to a wildly applauding audience, showers of white confetti came down on one of the most spectacular and memorable shows presented at for Lakmé Absolute Fast & Fabulous.

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