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LFW: A conch-blowing sadhu, a live band and Indian magic

Last updated on: September 20, 2009 

LFW: A conch-blowing sadhu, a live band and Indian magic

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Designer Krishna Mehta pulled out all the stops on Day Three of Lakme Fashion Week, with a conch-blowing sadhu opening her show and a live band providing music all through. The collection, called Fantasies of Indian Magic, used 'the world's finest hand textures in silks', according to the designer and the garments were all ethnic, loosely hung and earthy-toned. Here's how it all went down.

Mehta had the audience's attention right from the start, when a sage in ochre robes took to the runway blowing a conch shell. His unbelievably long hair trailed behind him and it is rumoured he is the designer's own guru, who came down for the Himalayas to do the honours at her request.

Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
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The first entry

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The models stepped out next, sporting enormous rudraksh malas strung around their necks, setting a precedent for all the other outfits to follow.


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Pewter passion

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Seen here is a pair of metallic pewter capris, topped off with a free-flowing printed blouse and printed vest.


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Pyjama staples

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Quintessential striped pyjamas followed shortly, topped with a mellow kurta.


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Cream and charcoal palette

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Relaxed and comfortable, this creamy textured kurta is ideal for summer; the charcoal pants were sheen-tinged for effect.

 



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Twilight tone

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Rich brocade adorns a knee-length jacket, worn over silk cropped pants.


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Electric emerald

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Rich green and smashing silver made for an electric combination on the runway.


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Keeping in control of the casual

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The casual feel of beige tie-up lounging pants and top is offset by the luxurious overcoat.


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Feminine funk

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This wrap-around skirt was pleasantly different -- it stood out thanks to the floral purple motif against a pale gold background.


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Calm of the sea

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This calm blue kurta is both relaxed and appealing, with its light pattern and silky fabric.


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Shift to the sherwani

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One of the few sharp silhouettes seen at Mehta's show, this intricate sherwani jacket was well worth a second look.


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Autumn inspiration

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Nicole Faria catwalks in a brown and green churidaar kurta teamed with matching overcoat.


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The Pied Piper

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Once all the designs have had their turn on the ramp, the flautist from the live band steps onto it, leading all the models down one last time to a melodious tune.


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Way to go!

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Mehta is enthusiastic at the end of a very successful, enjoyable showing -- way to go!


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