Designer Rajesh Pratap Singh’s incredible outfits and show stopper Kareena Kapoor combined to take the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week of Summer/Resort 2014 to a new level. Kareena had a grand entry with fireworks on the ramp. Donning long black dress with silver work all around, the actress looked stunning with her hair tied, metallic eye shadow and minimal make up. Besides the outstanding fashion line, a special ramp was set for the designer on the garden lawn. With mirrors and candles on the runway, the show began with models walking in white attire. A collection of contrasts divided into day and night, “Illusion” opened with structured ensembles in very light gossamer fabrics followed by fluid silhouettes. Lot of metallic shadows have been added in Rajesh’s fashion line.
The traditional frame hand embroidery technique has also been twisted to use metal parts for a modern rendering. Rajesh’s garments are a blend of jackets, dresses, skirts, village bundi vest, albeit in a new avatar among others. With fabrics especially created for the collection, the woven experiments feature silver, stainless steel, paper aluminum, hand woven and handspun khadi, silk and linen.