Hema Malini and Esha Deol Walk the Ramp for Shyamal & Bhumika at Lakme Fashion Week
SHYAMAL AND BHUMIKA GAVE A NEW FASHION DIRECTION TO BRIDAL GLAMOUR AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2011 Giving a new luxurious fashion direction to bridal glamour inspired by the Avadh era, Shyamal and Bhumika’s collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011 was a symphony of styles, colours, fabrics, silhouettes and rich embellishments. Staying true to the ethnic wedding wear look, the silhouettes inspired by traditional garments like jamas, chogas, peshwaz, achkan, panelled lehengas and cholis swirled on the runway in quick succession. The very glittering show opened with Bollywood’s darling, Eesha Deol star of the forthcoming movie “Tell Me Oh Khuda” looking absolutely stunning in a red velvet lehenga and choli with a gorgeous net dupatta. The creations that glided down the catwalk were visions of utter beauty and style. Men’s jackets, sherwanis jodhpurs with assorted glittering embellishments were teamed with skin tight pants or lamé dhotis. Women’s wear was a profusion of the most exquisite net lehengas with gold lamé petticoats, long line tulle kurta with ornate yoke, saris with glittering broad borders and long shirt teamed with gold bikini style tops under floor length net covers. Kurtis came in with flared shararas, while Anarkalis gracefully glided on the floor, slim sherwanis looked great with diaphanous skirts and cholis were sensuous with panelled lehengas. Interesting touches were seen, when yokes had length, while plackets were intricately detailed. The fabric story was rich and opulent as velvet, net, brocade, matka silk, tissue and shot silk georgettes created the perfect base for the garments. The colour palette stretched from wine, cream, blue, honey gold, aurora and beet red to burnt orange, gold, copper, and peacock green, jet black, brown, ink blue and lilac. Detailing was the highlight of the creations with zardozi motifs and jaals, wire Marodi embroidery, washed gold, copper, peeta and gotta work and hints of precious Jadau stone craft added to the drama. Borders were cleverly used on sleeves, hems, while sherwanis were ornate with zardozi work and gathered churi sleeves were inspired by the Avadh era.
To match the grandeur of the show Shyamal and Bhumika’s selected their show stopper with great care. It was the Dream Girl of many Indians, the stately beautiful Hema Malini who elegantly walked down the ramp wearing a two-tone sari in brocade and red velvet with the most breathtaking embroidery. Recreating the splendour of a bygone era with the collection, Shyamal and Bhumika once again scored with their magnificent bridal wear line which will surely turn into heirlooms for the owners.