~The spellbinding show featuring diva Kareena Kapoor Khan brought alive the Illuminate look~
Mumbai, 04 April 2016: Rohit Bal’s spectacular Grand Finale show brought the curtains down for the Summer/Resort 2016 edition of India’s biggest fashion extravaganza – Lakmé Fashion Week. Mumbai’s iconic landmark – St. Xaviers College served as a befitting venue for the spectacular show and all its grandeur. Rohit’s collection inspired by ‘Illuminate’- the Lakmé beauty statement for the season, featured the glamorous diva, Kareena Kapoor Khan as the showstopper.
The high priest of Indian fashion, Rohit’s interpretation of ‘Illuminate’ was a presentation of his fabulous craftsmanship, eye for detail and par excellence design aesthetics. The sartorial masterpieces made with meticulous detailing and attention reflected his love for the colours – ivory and subtle gold. The finale saw a grand showcase of haute couture designs that were contemporary yet rooted in Indian heritage and aspired to accentuate every Indian woman’s radiance. Infused with floral motifs, the collection was high on glamour and ideal for the Indian red carpet.
The Illuminate theme beautifully translated into the décor of the show with mannequins adorned with hundreds of Swarovski crystals, stunning lighting effects and the breath-taking location. The 3D mapping effects projected on the beautiful heritage structure of St. Xaviers College highlighted Rohit’s quintessential creativity and ingenuity, and also mirrored the resplendent glow of the Illuminate range. Rohit’s understated collection provided the perfect balance to the illuminated setting and left the viewers dazzled and mesmerized.
Esteemed guests such as Shobha De, Huma Qureshi, Amrita Puri, Aarti & Vijay Surendranath, AD Singh, Mehr Rampal, Yash Birla, were witness to the majestic setting with 90 models strutting down the runway in Rohit’s intricate garments. The stellar illuminate looks for the female models were crafted by Lakmé Fashion Week makeup expert, Natasha Nischol, in collaboration with TIGI hair experts. Each look on the runway was complemented with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer range of lip colors that delivered rich color sheen and sparkle. Ace makeup expert Namrata Soni was leading the team creating looks on the male models.
Talking about his finale collection, Rohit said, “As always, working with Lakmé proved to be action packed affair. Thrilled to be back as the Grand Finale designer after four years, I designed a collection of red carpet ready garments that are high on allure, incorporating floral patterns and colours that are bright, apart from my eternal favorite – ivory and muted gold. Literally a celebration, the entire show was conceptualized to reflect the sparkle of a crystal and bring alive the “illuminate” theme”
Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovation at Lakmé said, “Lakmé’s beauty statement for the season – Illuminate is about creating a soft, luminous, ethereal glow for the Indian woman. This look can be achieved with the help of Lakmé’s new make-up and revamped skin care range. The enthralling finale, an amalgamation of Rohit’s creations and Natasha’s make up, magnificently brought alive our vision of the ‘Illuminate look’ setting the trend for the season.”