Maria Goretti drapes sari for Payal Singhal’s LFW show

Monday, September 20, 2010

MUMBAI - Designer Payal Singhal’s show on the fourth day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) was high on woman power with celebrities like ex-VJ Maria Goretti, actress Tejaswini Kolhapure and television host Parizad Kolah walking the ramp as show stoppers.

While Parizad was the first to sashay down the runway in an

off-white gown, Tejaswini followed her in a dress that was a mix of a western gown and an Indian leghenga in the same color and finally came Maria dazzling in a sari.

“I am normally a jeans T-shirt kind of person. That’s what I normally wear and when I am dressed up it’s a kurta, so this for me was absolutely beautiful. I think bungy jumping didn’t scare me as much as this did, but it was a great experience,” Maria told IANS.

“I have never walked the ramp before, this is for the first time. It was very exciting. Earlier, I have seen Payal doing really funky stuff for me during my MTV days so this was a huge change,” she added.

The collection, called Decadence, was primarily Indian. It was a tribute to Singhal’s 10 years in the fashion industry and hence was an ensemble of the best selling and award winning pieces she has created in last one decade.

“This is my 10 years in fashion so it was my small tribute to my last 10 years. I took some of my best selling silhouettes and revamped them and I had Maria, Parizad and Tejaswini, who have been there through my career,” said Singhal.

The colour palette ranged from pink, off-white, coral, aqua and navy blue and the fabrics used included a mix of crepes, satins, georgettes, tulles and brocades.

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