Ashima Leena for AVIBFW 2013

 

Ashima and Leena Singh’s show opened with models draped in subtle dhoti style sarees in the hues of light beige, and dull gold, walking the ramp. A pietra-dura motif shimmered on the shades of burnished gold and carnelian, while one couldn’t overlook the use of beautiful gota-patti work on delicately designed ensembles.

 

Matte gold sparkled in an intricate, ornamental embellishment was very beautifully blended with long sheer jackets worn over sarees. The whole traditional classical look of the ensembles was further enhanced by models supporting the side braids as the hairstyle in sync with the traditional gold and precious stone jewellery. Dhotis were teamed with short kurtas and sheer jackets with intricate zardosi work.

 

Another set of the collection was in soft greens, fuschia pinks with fine gota-patti work. Sharara pants, transparent embroidered pyjamis in pietra-dura motif teamed with short anarkali were few highlights of their collection.

 

Long jackets in paisley pattern work in the hues of red, copper and gold were teamed with a royal broach holding up the jacket in the middle, to give it an aristocratic look to the whole ensemble.
A lot of experimentation was done with ‘dhoti’ as it clearly evident with the way sarees were draped dhoti style, and also teaming up of short kurtas with dhoti-pants. Their collection intended to celebrate an esoteric romance, woven in silken thread and beaten metallic gold.

 

Nargis Fakhri in royal red jacket with intricate zari work teamed with shimmery lehenga, and adorned in heavy jewellery as her headgear, concluded the show for Ashima Leena.

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