Retro magic on the ramp

Aug 10, 2012, 09:49 IST | The Centre Stage Team

This Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 saw Vishal Prints collaborating with ace designer Archana Kochhar and bring a zeal of freshness with retro-themed digital prints.

Sameera Reddy added glamour to it by walking the ramp as the showstopper. CS brings you all the drama from the show:

Fashion forward
The collection titled Retro-Metric had a range of digital print saris, cocktail dresses and sari-inspired gowns.

Dipesh Shah, director, Vishal Prints

Dipesh Shah, director of Vishal Prints said, “We are very happy with the association and we will create history by making the common man wear designer sarees along with Archana.

Diana Hayden makes a glam appearance

” The designer herself says that she was inspired by the retro eras of the 60s and the 70s. “It has come back today on the forefront of fashion,” said Archana.

Style secrets: Geeta Basra

Wowing the audience
Sameera walked the ramp in a stunning blue-black sari with digital prints. “I completely loved walking on the ramp. I feel there is a big synergy between Bollywood and fashion. I loved Archana’s collection,” she said. 

Lucky Morani was here too looking lovely

There was an interesting mix of contemporary elements and retro, which made the garments look timeless and unique. One of the highlights of the collection was a long flowing black and white gown with a chessboard digital print.

Anirudh Dhoot at the do

Own a designer creation!
Archana revealed she will launch her new line around Diwali. “Most people hardly get to wear clothes created by designers because of two factors — not easily available and being expensive.

Vijay Singh had a great time here

So together with Vishal Prints, I have tried to overcome these factors. This line of sarees is going to be reasonably priced and is going to be launched pan India through 150 stores. I want the whole of India to own and wear an Archana Kochhar creation,” the designer added. 

Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh enjoyed the show

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