Mumbai:  If she wowed movie buffs with her performance in "Gangs of Wasseypur" (GOW), actress Huma Qureshi impressed fashionistas when she walked the ramp Tuesday in a black dress as showstopper for Atithi Gupta at the fifth and final day of Lakme Fashion Week 2012.

For Huma, Gupta created a black dress with uneven drape hemline and teamed it up with golden zardosi sleeveless shrug.

"I work on detailing. My garments look simple but there is lot of texturing and gathering. I wanted to keep it minimalistic, stylish and different," Gupta told to the media person.

When asked why she chose Huma as her showstopper, the designer explained: "In her forthcoming movie 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2', Huma plays the love interest of a gangster. There is lot of drama to her character in the film, she tries to imitate Madhuri Dixit. I thought this would add drama to my garments and that she would do justice."

The music of "Gangs Of..." played in the background when the actress sashayed down the ramp and it was a perfect promotion for part two of the film, releasing Wednesday. Director Anurag Kashyap, who showed up a little late, was there to cheer for Huma.

Gupta's collection offered dresses, pleated skirts, draped outfits, jumpsuits and she also experimented with unique jackets and fluid pants.

She used a mix of fabrics like georgette, wrinkled crepe, chiffons and cotton silks to give a feminine and classy feel to her garments. A wide range of colors including blue, pastel purples, black and grey was used. The final day also saw collections by other new designers - Nupur Kanol and Ruchika Sachdeva.

Archana Kochhar gives retro twist to digital prints

Meanwhile, Ace designer Archana Kochhar brought zeal of freshness with retro-themed digital prints and actress Sameera Reddy added glamour to it by walking the ramp Tuesday as a showstopper at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.

The collection titled "Retro-Metric" had range of digital print saris, cocktail dresses and sari-inspired gowns.
"I was inspired by retro looks and while I was doing my research I realised how this look had a lot of geometric designs. I saw that it was very big in the retro era of the 1960s and the 1970s and decided to bring this into my collection," said Archana.

Sameera walked the ramp in a stunning blue-black sari with digital prints. "I completely loved walking on the ramp. It was great fun to be a part of Lakme Fashion Week. I feel there is a big synergy between Bollywood and fashion. I loved Archana's collection," Sameera said.

Kochhar displayed an interesting mix of contemporary elements and retro, which made the garments look timeless and unique.

One of the highlights of the collection was a long flowing black and white gown with a chessboard digital print.
Archana revealed she will launch her new line around Diwali. "The common man hardly gets to wear the clothes designed by designers. It is very different to be wearing an 'Archana Kochhar'. I want the whole of India to wear my designs," the designer added.


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