Mumbai: Meanwhile, Royalty was recreated at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 here on Monday as designer duo Shyamal and Bhumika showcased their collection titled "Maharaja". The line was inspired by Indian kings and queens.

The show started in style with two men dressed as royal guards, escorting a model dressed as a princess on the ramp. The music helped in recreating the royal feel with its drum beats.

The model princess looked resplendent in a brown lehenga with heavy gold embroidery and a net dupatta.
"We wanted to recreate the grandeur of Indian royalty. Each garment took us 14 to 15 days to design and each is unique in its own way," Bhumika said.

The line consisted of period outfits like full length anarkali gowns, lehengas and saris for women and sherwanis for men made out of velvet in rich shades of champagne gold, deep green and ruby red with copper and gold embroidery and zardozi work.

All 23 looks were well put together and even though the clothes looked heavy; the designers insisted they are comfortable to wear.

"We have kept today's tradition in mind while designing the outfits and they are all wearable," Bhumika told to the media person.

Sanchita gets inspired by Wild West at LFW

Meanwhile, designer Sanchita Ajjampur displayed a wide range of casual resort wear for men and women that was inspired by the Wild, Wild West at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 Monday.

Edgy and wearable were the keywords for her latest menswear offering. The collection included jackets, long shirts and casual T-shirts.

"The men's collection was inspired by the native American Indian. It has a wide range of hand crafted resort wear. A man should not look like he spends too much time thinking about what to wear. The clothes need to be understated and subdued," Sanchita said.

The women's wear consisted of a lot of metallic black, gold and chiffons with magnificent embellishment.
Sanchita described the women's wear collection as the "Fire Bird" line. "My collection is inspired by the legendary ballet called Fire Bird. It talks about the multiple aspects of a woman's life," the designer said.

The collection included a gorgeous range of cocktail dresses, gowns and miniskirts.

The designer said that though her collection has been made in India, it is "compatible with any place in the world".
Bollywood celebrities Ira Dubey, Richa Chadha and Simon Singh were present at the show.


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