Mandira Bedi, Lara Dutta, Raveena Tandon, Dia Mirza & Shabana Azmi at Ritu Kumar's Falaknuma Collection

MissMalini , 31 Jan 2011
Shabana Azmi, Ritu Kumar and Diya Mirza
Shabana Azmi, Ritu Kumar and Diya Mirza

Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta
Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon
Models in Ritu Kumar
Models in Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar says, “Fashion in India more so than anywhere else in the world depends largely on an indigenous history. It has been a rewarding experience to yet again go to craft areas rich in textile tradition and revive them to suit today’s fashion.”

Ritu Kumar’s Falaknuma Collection showcase at the Taj Lands End last night was something else! The music, the opulence the models everything just magical (plus pretty much every girls dream wedding trousseau *hint hint*) The exceptional collection highlighted the heritage of craftsmanship that the city of royal Hyderabad is renowned for (and OMG I am now dying to go checkout their Taj property which is the restored Falaknuma palace, former residence of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan, it looks divine!)
The Falaknuma Show was inspired by the interiors of the famed palace of Hyderabad and integrated the tradition of fine sensitivity of textile craft and design. Plus the weather was just right for berry cocktails in the lawn!
Spotted: Lara Dutta, Raveena Tandon, Mandira Bedi, Gul Panang, Queenie Singh, Madhoo Shah, Gauri Pohoomull, Laxmi Nair, Sheila Bhogilal, Haseena Jethmalani, Chhaya Momaya, Nisha Javeri, Sunaina Wahi, Mala Hemnani, Vanita Bhandari, Nawaz Singhania, Reena Wadhwa, Jaideep & Seema Mehrotrta, Farzana Contractor, Smita Parekh,Harsh Goenka, Sumeeta Ghai, Urvi Piramal, Rohita Doshi, Meena Raheja, Rashna Talati, Pallavi Jaikishan and the super regal Shabana Azmi and cutsie Dia Mirza on stage as showstoppers were a definite bonus! (Loads more pix here.)
Psst! My boyfriend totally dug the music, a combo of Hyderabadi, Rajasthani and Sufi Tunes that I simply must get my hands on, anyone?

Mandira Bedi
Mandira Bedi
Lara Dutta, Ritu Kuma, Raveena Tandon and Diya Mirza
Lara Dutta, Ritu Kuma, Raveena Tandon and Diya Mirza
Ritu Kumar
Ritu Kumar
Madoo Shah, Queeni Dhody and Raveena Tandon
Madhoo Shah, Queeni Dhody and Raveena Tandon
Shalini Shahani
Shalini Shahani
Bhagyashree
Bhagyashree
Diya Mirza, Ritu Kumar and Shabana Azmi
Diya Mirza, Ritu Kumar and Shabana Azmi
Nisha Jamwval
Nisha Jamwval
Gul Panang
Gul Panang
Models walk for Ritu Kumar
Models walk for Ritu Kumar
Meenakshi Bajaj & Nilima Kilachand
Meenakshi Bajaj & Nilima Kilachand
Queenie Dhody
Queenie Dhody
Haseena Jethmalani
Haseena Jethmalani
Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon
Farzana Contractor
Farzana Contractor
Shaina NC
Shaina NC
Sunaina Wahi, Tulsi Chellaram
Sunaina Wahi and Tulsi Chellaram
Aarti & Kailash Surendranath
Aarti & Kailash Surendranath

‘Karigari’ is a designer concept theme jewellery brand that encapsulates exquisite contemporary brilliance as well as traditional Indian design in its collection. It is a line of jewelry with a distinctive, feminine flair aimed at stylish women who adore unique and sophisticated accessories. For more info on Karigari visit www.karigari.in.

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