Bollywood celebrities at Lakme Fashion Week
From Malaika Arora Khan to Amrita Rao to Dia Mirza to Prateik Babbar walked the ramp for the designers Vikram Phadnis, Khushali Kumar and Masaba.
Among those in the front row cheering for their designer friends were Karisma Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Neha Dhupia, Sonu Nigam, Farhan Akhtar, Sajid Khan, Milan Luthria, Ameesha Patel, Bhushan Kumar and Sangeeta Bijlani.
It started with Prateik walking the ramp for designer Masaba in a black and white bundhgala and Patiala salwar. "Every time I walk the ramp I am nervous," Prateik said.
Her collection included maxi dresses, saris, patiala salwars, cropped tops, tunics, waist coats, louses and jackets that were ideal summer wear. While, men`s wear had jackets, long shirt with contrast collar and cuffs teamed with wide salwars, traditional Indian dhoti a modern twist by moulding them into pants.
Then it was Dia Mirza who walked the ramp for Gulshan Kumar`s daughter Khushali Kumar, who showcased her debut collection.
Khushali showcased a fairy tale collection titled Angels and Princess. "The theme of the show is just amazing. Her Khushali outfit makes you stand out in a crowd as it has the potential to make all women look gorgeous," Dia, who wore a backless skin color blingy gown said.
"For this show I tried to make a fairy tale, creating a special character — Dia Mirza. She was perfect for the show as she has a pretty face," Khushali said.
Dressed in their traditional best, sisters Maliaka Arora Khan and Amrita Arora walked the ramp for Vikram Phadnis.
Maliaka was wearing a black color velvet full sleeve blouse teamed up with embroidered ghagra, while Amrita wore off-white color traditional outfit.
"Both (Maliaka and Amrita) are like family to me. Both bring on energy and their own style on ramp. Both are beautiful in their own way," Vikram said.
In all 15 designers showcased their best ever collection on day one of the Lakme Fashion Week here at a suburban five star hotel.