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Images: Bright prints and bold designs by Nachiket

Last updated on: September 19, 2010 21:25 IST

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"Folk paintings from the Ukraine, Faberge egg details from Tsarist Russia, pre-historic fossil imprints..." These are just a few of the many things that inspired Nachiket Barve's latest offerings.

The Magpie' -- that's the name of the latest Nachiket Barve line, showcased at the LFW.

Fiery colours, layers, both structured and fluid silhouettes and hand embroidery were presented on the ramp and in case you're wondering about the name of the collection, it's representative of a type of crow that is known to steal bright, shiny objects.

So why magpies? Because Barve's creations borrow the brightest aspect of several inspirations, a list of which is too lengthy to mention here, but then you probably have a fair idea from the introduction above!

First up is this silky dress in several tones of blue, with saffron patchwork flowers creating a dainty effect.

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Image: A model in a Nachiket Barve creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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New-age casual

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Next we have these fading aqua shorts, worn underneath a free-flowing blouse and matching overcoat that goes down to the knees.

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One-sided simplicity

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Anjali Lavanya looks demure in a purple and watery one-shouldered number.

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Underwater effect

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Against an indigo-blue background, little four-sided stars seem to come alive like creatures of the deep.

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Flower child

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Multiple-hued flowers come together to create a stunning choli, complimented by a jazzy sari.

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Pretty picture

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A model smiles in a one-sided maxi in fading blue and deep purple. And isn't that little wrist cuff sweet?

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Going green

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And ethnic too, with a becoming floral green and yellow churidaar kurta.

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Beady style

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This sleeveless silk jacket shows off stunning beadwork in a rather sun-like, flaming sphere pattern.

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Second time around

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We see Anjali repeat the previous motif with this ethnic ensemble, but in deeper shades of pink and violet.

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Dividing line

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Orange and brown define this ankle-length number with a neat dividing line and the look is set off by a rather statement-making neckpiece.

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The drape does the trick

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Barve's showstopping entry is this green-blue sari, with his by now trademark flowers setting off the hem beautifully.

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Without any airs

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The low-key designer steps out alongside his models as the audience (including Mr and Mrs Bachchan) applauds his efforts.

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