Vikram Phadnis' 35 Bollywood Showstoppers at LFW!

Zina Tasreen , 01 Apr 2013
Vikram Phadnis Summer/Resort 2013 show
Vikram Phadnis Summer/Resort 2013
Arbaaz Khan & Malaika Arora Khan walks the ramp for Vikram Phadnis Spring/Resort 2013 show with son Arhaan
Arbaaz Khan & Malaika Arora Khan with son Arhaan

Trust y’all enjoyed our coverage of the Summer/Resort’13 season of Lakmé Fashion Week? One show which stood out – and we didn’t blog about yet because of my laziness of mammoth proportions! – is the Vikram Phadnis one. The show, presented by Ronnie Screwvala’s Swades Foundation, told the glorious story of India’s great craftsmen and traditions. A host of Bollywood and TV folks modelled the collection along with villagers of Raigad, who happen to be Phadnis’s craftsmen. We’ve got postcards and footages from the night – come, have a look :-)

Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur at Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Vikram Phadnis Summer/Resort 2013 (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)

Spot anyone familiar in there?

Neha Dhupia walks the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Neha Dhupia (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Ileana D'Cruz walks the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Ileana D’Cruz (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Dia Mirza walks the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Dia Mirza (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Juhi Chawla walks the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Juhi Chawla (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)

The 70-piece collection, inspired by the Sun and its glory, was heavy on hot hues like red, maroon, orange and mustard, with the odd beige, cream and antique gold here and there. The womenswear comprised of saris, lehengas and anarkalis, all shorn of  Phadnis’s tacky customary bling. Dainty bags and clutches and jewellery from Amrapali’s ‘Tribe’ collection, provided the finishing touches to the looks.

Rahul Bose and Chetan Bhagat walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Rahul Bose (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Rahul Bose and Chetan Bhagat walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show
Just. Because. I. Want. To.
Ayushmann Khurrana walks the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Ayushmann Khurrana (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Dino Morea and Kunal Kapoor walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show
Dino Morea and Kunal Kapoor

For menswear, it was all sherwanis, achkans, kurtas, nehru jackets – and some extremely elaborate dupattas (!), which some had a tricky time managing.

Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput and Raj Kumar Yadav walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput and Raj Kumar Yadav (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput and Raj Kumar Yadav walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show
Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput and Raj Kumar Yadav
Abhishek Kapoor and Pragya Yadav walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Abhishek Kapoor and Pragya Yadav (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)

The Kai Po Che! looked so dashing, even their director, Abhishek Kapoor. Ooooh, here comes my desi girl crush, Pragya Yadav! Her and Abhishek make such a gorgeous couple, non?

Kiran Rao walks the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Kiran Rao (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Anurag Basu and Ashutosh Gowarikar walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Anurag Basu and Ashutosh Gowarikar (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Rohit Bal and Farah Khan walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Rohit Bal and Farah Khan (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)

This little jig these two did was so cute!

Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show
Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar
Indu Shahani and Vaibhavi Merchant walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Indu Shahani and Vaibhavi Merchant (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Jeetendra and Ekta Kapoor walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Jeetendra and Ekta Kapoor (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Sanjay and Zarine Khan walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show
Sanjay and Zarine Khan
Poonam Sinha walks the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Poonam Sinha (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Sophie Choudry and Farah Khan Ali walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show
Sophie Choudry and Farah Khan Ali
Trishya Screwvala, Ronnie Screwvala and Zarina Mehta walk the ramp for Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Trishya Screwvala, Ronnie Screwvala and Zarina Mehta (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)

Catch all the ramp action in the clip below! Ayushmann Khurrana was totes adorbs, and Rahul Bose compassion personified. While Poonam Sinha… the less said, the better.

Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh at Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show
Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh
Amrita Arora at Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Amrita Arora and Vikram Phadnis (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Shatrugan and Luv Sinha at Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Shatrugan and Luv Sinha (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Arhaan Khan at Vikram Phadnis's Summer/Resort 2013 show (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Vikram Phadnis Summer/Resort 2013 (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)

Whose outfit you liked best? Me, I liked the menswear way better than the womenswear, I’m afraid.

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