Sunday, September 09, 2007

Beauty fashion girl vol 29

Bahl's show also saw Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley and other models walking the ramp in linen and muslin dresses in various shades of lilac and green.

Designer duo Abhishek Gupta and Nandita Basu unveiled a funky collection of multi-hued T-shirts and dresses with digital prints of Indian freedom fighters Subhash Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh as well as household items like rubber slippers and sewing machines.

Basu said their 'Cent Percent Indian' line was aimed at the younger generation.

Experimentation was also the key for designers Aparna and Norden Wangdi who based their collection on a child's stuffed ragdoll. The result was a riot of colors in skirts, jackets and dresses with tassels and doll's gloves.

Designer Raghavendra Rathore's Indo-Western range gave a contemporary look to everyday wear. He draped his models in free-flowing shirts, shorts, jackets and trousers inspired by the north western state of Rajasthan.

More than 40 designers are showcasing spring and summer collections for 2008 at the five-day extravaganza which ends on Sunday. The shows are being held for the first time at Pragati Maidan, a sprawling venue designed for trade fairs, instead of in swanky hotels.