Anita Dongre’s “Jaipur Bride” was Desi cool at Lakme Fashion Week.

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It was a show that I would remember for a long time because of the perfect intersection of Fashion & live music. Performing live for Anita Dongre’s “Jaipur Bride” was Sona Mohapatra who captivated the audiences with her soulful yet very powerful performance. The models walked the catwalk with a perfect background of Sufi & folk that complimented the design aesthetics of Anita Dongre.
The show started with a range of soothing whites and slowly Anita unfolded a whole myriad of colors that were just so striking and beautiful. Blues, Neons, light pinks, shocking pink. The background band also picked up momentum as Anita unveiled one beautiful piece after another. What caught my eye was the very funky hairdo which was kind of messy and kind of OTT.  The other thing was the double winged liner the models were wearing. They just looked so pretty.
I personally like Anita Dongre’s designs. They are understated & traditional. I particularly love the Anarkali dress hybrid that is fast gaining popularity in Indian fashion. Our very own Desi gowns. Me likey :-)
The front row was graced by some celebs like Urmila Matondkar, Gul Panag, Juhi Chawla, Sangita Bijlani but the crowd just couldn’t get enough of Sona and she did give them an encore performance with Ambarsaria to which I am still grooving. It was totally DESI COOL!































The high octane event was followed by LFW Opening party presented by GAS in China house. As expected was high on glitz and glam. Style , Beauty, Glam were in the air with some electric music. I had a great time.

Photographs by : Jaina Kumar for FUF

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