Mumbai, Aug 6 - Royalty was recreated at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 here Monday as designer duo Shyamal and Bhumika showcased their collection titled "Maharaja". The line was inspired by Indian kings and queens.
The show started in style with two men dressed as royal guards, escorting a model dressed as a princess on the ramp. The music helped in recreating the royal feel with its drum beats.
The model princess looked resplendent in a brown lehenga with heavy gold embroidery and a net dupatta.
"We wanted to recreate the grandeur of Indian royalty. Each garment took us 14 to 15 days to design and each is unique in its own way," Bhumika said.
The line consisted of period outfits like full length anarkali gowns, lehengas and saris for women and sherwanis for men made out of velvet in rich shades of champagne gold, deep green and ruby red with copper and gold embroidery and zardozi work.
All 23 looks were well put together and even though the clothes looked heavy; the designers insisted they are comfortable to wear.
"We have kept today's tradition in mind while designing the outfits and they are all wearable," Bhumika told IANS.(IANS)