A Delhi Couture Week, a high fashion show organized by FDCI, finally found the Bollywood celebrity element on the second day of the show, when the yesteryear superstar Sharmila Tagore walked the ramp for Ashima-Leena. Besides, Sonam Kapoor as well graced the occasion with her presence when she walked the ramp for Anamika Khanna’s creations.
The second day began as the designer duo Ashima-Leena displayed their collection Raag Rattan at the Taj Mahal Hotel, and another highlight of the evening was the melodious voice of Zila Khan. The Sufi singer decorated the evening with her beautiful voice as she sang ‘Kesariya Balaam’, while the models draped in cream and white suits featuring gold works walked the ramp. The main theme of the Raag Rattan collection was Vintage as the deeper colors of ruby, emerald and amethyst took over the designs. The duo’s designs were perfectly complemented by the heavily embroidered pink bridal lehenega, you can call it as the true highlight of their wonderful collection.
The next designers who shone on this evening were Anamika Khanna and Gaurav Gupta. Their fashion line was presented by the Evoluzione and was a highlight of the Indian couture. The show was staged at an off-site venue, Kila, which had an extraordinary display setting. The entire value was decorated in the high creative and Noveau-kitsch manner. The ramp too wasn’t one of those usual ones you see in the fashion shows, but it weaved through the separate rooms where the audience was sitting. This feature brought them even close to the fashion designers’ collection. This show was highlighted by the plethora of stars in the attendance including Romi Dev, Alka Raghuvanshi, Kanchan Chander, JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahililani, Shabana Azmi etc.
One of the major announcements of the day were ‘The Dutch Fashion Here & Now in India’ programme by Sunnet Verma, Dutch fashion giant Jan Taminiau, Rohit Gandhi, Rahul Khanna and DIED. The announcement is a three year partnership Dutch and Indian designers, in apparel production.
Overall, the day 2 of the event featured better designs, better guest list and the presence of Bollywood stars. The 3rd day of the event is taking place today and will be featuring the designers Anju Modi, for whom Madhuri Dixit will be gracing the ramp and Manish Arora.
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