Anand Kabra’s glam show at Lakme Fashion Week

Mumbai, Mar 15 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): It was an evening of glamour that combined the beauty of the crowning glory of women with the most exquisite fashion from one of India’s top designers.

Lakmé Salons and Studio offering Sleek the New Mystique, an indulgent hair treatment that cleanses, deep conditions, smoothens and eliminates frizz with oriental ingredients leaving hair sleek and ultra straight; presented the gorgeous creations of Anand Kabra.

Opening the show on the ramp was a short video clip that described the characteristics brought to life by the garments and the hair looks given to the models.

Anand Kabra showcased his interpretation of the four existing sleek mystique looks, and with great flourish, launched the fifth look – Magnetic which defines a sense of allure in a woman, and breaks through clichés leaving a hypnotic aura that draws one in.

The Magnetic hair look is an asymmetrical side sweep frontal fringe, with a half inverted French braid, thus, reflecting the edgy, captivating aura of Magnetic.

The asymmetrical frontal fringe instantly transforms and accentuates the shape of the face. To create the stylish, captivating style, the hair is crafted into an inverted French braid, beginning at the crown section, with the remaining hair let loose indicating the unpredictability of the magnetic woman.

Flowing sensuous gowns were followed by creative urban work wear along with Anand’s trademark sari designs. Using colours like black, white and grey to build the mystery of the garments, Anand brought in shades of red, yellow and wine.

Completing   the look of the show was the stunning line of sleek shoes by the official footwear partner for Lakmé Fashion Week, Trèsmode.

The scintillating creations by Anand called “Sleek – The New Mystique” were a vision of utter beauty divided into five dramatic hair looks by Lakmé Studio.

Bringing in touches of ethnic influences with hints of a futuristic aura, Anand juggled silhouettes, weaves, dramatic embellishments with bohemian prints, international cuts and earthy tones which added to the beauty of the very feminine garments.

Merging the five sensational hair looks by Lakmé Studio, Anand’s collection told a great story around the eternal woman and the Mystique that surrounds her.

Revealing diverse moods the inspirations revolved around  the “Free Spirit” style showing a line of black white and yellow Shibori treated fluid jackets, chiffon bikini covers, satin bell sleeve blouses and saris with elegant long sleeve cholis.

The “Creative” look interpretation was a geometric print story in shades of brown for sarongs and tunics, layered dresses, blouses and leggings and a satin double breasted printed gold foil jacket and panelled palazzos.

The “Sensuous” theme came alive with red, black and wine silk draped tunics, the sexy sari gown, a wine jersey one shoulder tunic and black and white satin slit sleeve jacket.

“Urban Cool” hairdo inspired a quintet of shimmering sequins and beadwork creations with shades of grey for pant suits, trench coats and shell, wrap skirt and tank top, as well as asymmetric closure vest.

“Magnetic” was finally unveiled by Anand with a white and black glamorous range of ethnic and fusion creations in luxurious fabrics, featuring boat neck tunics with sheer pants, zippered jackets, crushed cotton blouse with kurta, layered rectangular top with a dress and finally a dramatic sari with gotta border and sequins teamed with a sheer long sleeve choli over a white shell.

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Lakme Fashion Week(Reporting by Namit.Agarwal)

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