Day 5 @ LFW S/R’12 – Rohit Bal’s Grand Finale gets standing ovation…

By: Deepti Velhal, Fashion Anchor, Mumbai Bureau | March 7, 2012

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The extensive five-day long fashion fiesta finally culminates; yes we are talking about the Finale Day of Lakme Fashion Week Summer / Resort 2012. One of the coveted fashion anchors of la Tinsel town Deepti Velhal divulges the highlights of la fashionable finale date that culminated with ace designer Rohit Bal who took his bow to a wildly applauding audience…

The finale day of LFW S/R’12 started with Sougat Paul using intricate tonal embroidery on a grand back drop like chiffon and silk, the designing duo ensured that their utterly feminine creations revealed their inspiration on la rampe.

This was followed by Kwazulu collection by Malini Agarwalla who used all the facets of the ‘land of the Zulus’ to make a tribal inspired, colourful collection of bags ideal for the high summer season. Payal Kapoor had skirts, halters, tank tops, dresses, gowns, boleros and blouses that glided down the catwalk in a blend of traditional Indian and contemporary shapes.

Abhishek Dutta had a mélange of modish women’s wear, menswear combined avec chic accessories. Archana Kochhar showcased her uber chic resort-wear where Aanchal Kumar and Aryan Vaid walked as the showstoppers.

In Arpan Vohra’s collection, colour blocking was cleverly used, while subtle detailing on luxuriously layered chiffon gowns or scintillating pencil skirts and cute minis projected the style of the two eras. For Jatin Varma, colours remained subdued with nudes at centre stage, while the sequins work on pastel hues reminded one of the delicate dew and rain drops glistening in the sunlight.

Rocky S’ very gothic collection had the models with wildly flowing disheveled hair defiantly striding with an aggressive walk to loud somber music. The all-western line of creations had varying lengths encrusted with crystals and sequins avec an array of glitters.

Rohit Bal’s Grand Finale show opened with Silver Strings – a spirited trio of beautiful ladies, who enthralled the audience with their virtuosity on the violins. As the lights came on, the five cones rose to reveal statuesque models in diaphanous creations, while the melodious music of the live orchestra above the stage provided haunting melodies during the show.

As the Orchestra played the theme from the “Black Swan”, the models took their bow in identical full circle multi tiered floor kissing cotton kurtas – a Rohit Bal’s signature style – in shades of ivory, beige, grey and black. The a-la-mode five-day fashion fiesta ended in a modish way, promising la fashionistas to come back next season all dressed up in their chic attires.

(Edited & Published by Madhura Sansare)