Dia, Sameera cheer for Shantanu-Nikhil

Actresses Dia Mirza and Sameera Reddy, designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil's muses, graced their show on the first day of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week (WIFW) Wednesday, kick-starting the five-day fashion extravangza with a touch of glamour.

While Dia looked pretty in a black jumpsuit with pleats on the waistline, Sameera looked bright in a pink-coloured one-shoulder gown. Though the ladies initially took seat on the front row, they were pulled on to the ramp by the designers as they took the final bow.

"It was complete surpise when Shantanu and Nikhil pulled us to the stage. We were not prepared to walk the ramp, but we enjoyed it. It was fun and refreshing to see our designers presenting such a beautiful assortment of clothes," said Dia.

The designers' collection was a part of their label "S & N" and was an ode to vivacious and chic women. The fabrics were mostly satin, chiffons and velvets with lot of emphasis given to embellishments and textures. The clothes included short dresses, sari-inspired gowns and rompers.

"It was a fall/winter collection which was meant for all those women who want to look simple yet glamourous. We make clothes for those who understand fashion like Dia and Sameera. People today are looking for ready-to-wear clothes and our collection personifies that," Shantanu told reporters post the show.

Jackets have always played an important role in Shantanu and Nikhil's collections, and they used these well this time too. From beige, purple, green, red to black and white, the collection was simple yet elegant.

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