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Best of Fashion Week: Cast your vote!

Last updated on: September 27, 2010 11:54 IST

Best of Fashion Week: Cast your vote!

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We present to you the best creations seen on the runway this season. Tell us which you think was a cut above the rest!

We saw a lot of lovely ensembles dominate the ramp at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week.

Stunning satin evening gowns, gorgeous ghagaras and luscious lehengas swirled, twirled and preened as the audience looked on, mesmerised by the work on display.

Now we want to know -- which was your absolute favourite? Which designer aced it this season?

Vote and let us know which outfit you thought was the best of the best!

We start off with this lovely blue-green drape, Satya Paul's showstopper, modelled by actress Shruti Haasan.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: Shruti Haasan for Satya Paul
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Sexy black

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Of course, it wasn't all about ethnicwear -- next up is this cutting-edge jumpsuit by Payal Singhal.

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Image: A Payal Singhal creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Blossoming bride

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Krishna Mehta's bridalwear collection celebrating her decade in fashion offered a lot of traditional treasures, like this lovely ghagara and matching jacket in rich blue and gold.

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Image: A Krishna Mehta creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Short and shimmering

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Sparkling cutwork was the mainstay of a line by Arpan Vohra. This tiny jumpsuit worn by Nicole Faria, with its lovely little jacket, was one of the most eye-catching creations he offered up.

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Image: Nicole Faria for Arpan Vohra
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Classy couture

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Manish Malhotra reaffirmed his reputation as the king of bridal couturiers with this spellbinding wine corset and whirling ghagara, carried off perfectly by Candice Pinto.

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Image: Candice Pinto for Manish Malhotra
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Chic 'n' cute

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Besides the formals, a number of chic cocktails and semi-casuals also made it to the spotlight. We see Nicole Faria posing here in a lovely little satin ensemble from Debarun Mukherjee.

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Image: Nicole Faria for Debarun Mukherjee
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Flowing fantasy

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Pooja Batra made a regal comeback to the ramp in this flowing earth-meets-sky asymmetrical gown from Babita Malkani.

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Image: Pooja Batra for Babita Malkani
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Jewel-encrusted elegance

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The credit for this softly draping silhouette in grey, enriched by an encrusted bodice goes to Payal Singhal.

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Image: A Payal Singhal creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Pretty picture

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Nethra Raghuraman looked striking in this lovely blue-red ethnic number, teamed with a cutwork mesh dupatta by Rehane.

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Image: Nethra Raghuraman for Rehane
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
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Plush purple

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Designer Troy Costa went the red carpet route, offering up beautifully tailored gowns like this purple stunner, with slits at the neck and up one leg.

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Image: A Troy Costa creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Crimson crush

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Also in the running for best outfit was this heavily sequinned ghagara choli with floral embroidery, once again by Satya Paul.

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Image: A Satya Paul creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Cascading blue

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Delicate as a butterfly, Vizyon's eveningwear included this flouncing blue empire waist with sweetheart neckline and just a hint of shimmer at the bodice.

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Image: A Vizyon creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Fuschia flair

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With exquisitely finished silver cutwork circles caressing its shimmering pink borders, this Arpan Vohra sari certainly was the cynosure of all eyes.

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Image: An Arpan Vohra creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Set in stone

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Weighed down with perfectly set black stone embroidery, Anjali Lavanya's well-tailored jacket, the work of designer Rajat K Tangri, certainly commanded attention.

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Image: Anjali Lavanya for Rajat K Tangri
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Dramatic drape

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The sari is a romantic tradition in itself, but duo Abhi and Rahul went a step further, using a knee-length gold and pink jacket to add to the drama.

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Image: An Abhirahul creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Fusion funk

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Nandita Thirani effortlessly blended Eastern and Western influences and the results were not only unusual but extremely attractive, like this velvety green and wispy purple dress with threadwork embellishments seen on Anjali Lavanya.

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Image: Anjali Lavanya for Nandita Thirani
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Citrus splash

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Making her foray into bridalwear for the first time was Anupamaa Dayal and she didn't disappoint -- get a load of this fresh orange, lime and pink ethnic embroidered ensemble.

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Image: An Anupamaa Dayal creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Flirty cocktail

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Rajat K Tangri's showstopper sees him re-featured on the list -- actress Koena Mitra was a vivacious vision on the runway in black sparkles, ruffles and candy pink.

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Image: Koena Mitra for Rajat K Tangri
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Lacy looker

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The same goes for Arpan Vohra and this lacy brown drape designed by him, complete with a delicate glimmering belt at the waist.

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Image: An Arpan Vohra creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Pretty plumes

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Debarun Mukherjee's showstopping number, modelled by Nethra Raghuraman, was floral, feminine and had something of a wildchild appeal.

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Image: Nethra Raghuraman for Debarun Mukherjee
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Winsome vines

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Pale yellow and subtle bronze came together to create sari magic for Manish Malhotra with a winsome vine motif.

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Image: A Manish Malhotra creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Peachy passion

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Muted gold and blood red bring out the best in this Abhirahul anarkali.

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Image: An Abhirahul creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Jacket fever

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It looks like the jacket is making a big impression on ethnicwear for women this season and this Anupamaa Dayal design only served to drive the point home, in rather an elegant manner.

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Image: An Anupamaa Dayal creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
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Smooth as silk

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And finally we have Vijay Balhara's showstopper, modelled by Carol Gracias -- those fine lines and vibrant hues made quite an impression.

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Image: Carol Gracias for Vijay Balhara
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Cast your vote!

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So which do you think was the best outfit seen on the Lakme Fashion Week runway this season? Take the poll below and let us know!



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