Mumbai: Designer Arpita Mehta returned with a fresh new take on contemporary Indian fashion with her latest collection titled ‘Starlight’ which made its way onto the ramp at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. 

The range, which was inspired by the designer’s grandmother’s love for vintage-cocktail-meets-modern-day fashion strove to be an experimentally enchanting take on fusion wear. Luxurious fabrics such as tabi silk, nets, raw silk and flat chiffons were used to grace flowing, feminine silhouettes and added a subtle edge of flamboyance.
Dark, smoky shades like black, grey, oyster and blush pink gave the range a classy yet youthful appeal and were constructed into jackets, Anarkalis, blouses, pants, dresses, trousers and tunics. Special embroidery called “button flower” which has 3D thread work flowers appliquéd over mirror flowers were a stand out feature and were used to embellish garments.
These were accompanied by intricate foil-work and melodious ghungroos. Bollywood star Ileana D’Cruz played showstopper as she sashayed down the runway in a pop pink toned ghagra choli embellished with antique gold work as well as a body chain.
Just like Arpita’s grandmother (the inspiration of the collection), the creations were sassy, spunky and sensual. ‘Starlight’ by Arpita Mehta was one collection that will steal hearts away.
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