THE FANTASY COLLECTION BY GAURI AND NAINIKA PRESENTED BY LAKMÉ AT THE GRAND FINALE OF THE LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2011 SEASON
WAS A SENSATIONAL END TO THE EVENT
March 15, 2011, Mumbai: It was the most eagerly awaited event which ended the vibrant and busy Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2011 season. The Grand Finale show featuring designers Gauri and Nainika renowned for their stunning creations was presented by Lakmé at a starry elegant extravagant evening.
The Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel was turned into a veritable Fantasyland as it came alive with butterflies and birds cutouts suspended from the ceiling. The backdrop of trees and snaking vines around the arched entry of the ramp along with the throbbing strobe lights set the scene for the fantastic show.
To the strains of the ABBA classic “I have a Dream”, Amrit Maghera descended from the ceiling reclining on a sliver of a new moon to open the opulent fashion presentation.
Gauri and Nainika the designing duo known for their glamorous Red Carpet collections dazzled the audience with 31 creations inspired by the colour cosmetic line Fantasy by Lakmé.
With stunning eye-catching creations and selection of elegant fabrics, colours, construction and silhouettes, the creative pair showed a breathtaking line of gorgeous evening wear with form fitting bodices that reflected the many moods of a woman. Unbelievable metres of diaphanous tulle, silk and French lace moulded with horse hair and can-can gave the outfits a surreal look.
The five looks from the Fantasy collection by Lakmé which were created to flatter the beauty of women for the Summer/Resort 2011 season, started with the Sugar Plum Fairy in shades of pink, followed by the Snow Queen in rainbow hues, The Cloud Princess surrounded by blues and greens, The Wandering Butterfly who is nature’s child and finally Goddess of Gold surrounded by gold as she shimmers and shines.
Using the five looks Gauri and Nainika creatively combined their styling and presented cocktail dresses with spiraling drapes and textures in pastel shades of white, blue, green, pink and yellow. One shoulder lace ensembles, cocktail draped and frilled creations, taffeta pencil dresses, mermaid lace and tulle ensemble and the three final magnificent ball gowns in lace and satin would have been the envy of every queen and princess in the world.
Megan and Carol - the dancers on stilts - thrilled the audience at the beginning, middle and end of the show with energetic numbers and ended with a performance of Swan Lake performed on the stilts that evoked a thunderous applause from the audience.
The Grand Finale was the entry of Lakmé’s six beautiful faces to the strains of “Over the Rainbow”. Amrit Maghera in a white rose gown, Shraddha Kapoor wore a net and silk dress, Lisa Haydon dressed in a white willpower petal mini, Vipasha Agarwal glided in a white gown, Indrani Dasgupta gorgeous in a mini and the new face of Lakmé, Liza Golden in a net and silk version.
It was a magnificent end to a fantastic Summer/Resort 2011 Lakmé Fashion Week as the fabulous Grand Finale by Gauri and Nainika inspired by Lakmé’s Fantasy Look will be the talk of the town for weeks.
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^