Ace designer Archana Kochhar, who promoted global disability issue.
Designer brought a zeal of freshness with retro-themed digital prints, cocktail dresses and sari-inspired gowns. Sameera Reddy added glamour to it as a showstopper at the Lakme Fashion Week.
“I was inspired by retro looks and while I was doing my research I realised how this look had a lot of geometric designs. I saw that it was very big in the retro era of the 1960s and the 1970s and decided to bring this into my collection,” says Archana.
Sameera said that “I completely loved walking on the ramp. It was great fun to be a part of Lakme Fashion Week. I feel there is a big synergy between Bollywood and fashion. I loved Archana’s collection.” Sameera was in a stunning blue-black sari with digital prints
Kochhar showcased her new digital collection Garden of Eve at the grand finale. She promoted the cause of global disability inclusion with model Esther opening the show on a wheelchair.
“I strongly believe in the cause of disability inclusion and feel platforms like a fashion weeks are perfect to promote this cause and create awareness about it,” Kochhar said in a statement.
Esther says she is thankful to the designer for the “opportunity”.
There was a touch of Bollywood to the fashion show as well. Actress Daisy Shah walked the ramp as showstopper in a digitally printed floor-length cape.
Archana revealed that she will launch her new line around Diwali. “The common man hardly gets to wear the clothes designed by designers. It is very different to be wearing an ‘Archana Kochhar’. I want the whole of India to wear my designs,” says designer.
The 15th edition of the fashion gala was held from August 4-7.