And then Deepika Padukone walked down the ramp, looking lovely in ‘The Circle of Life’ ghagra, a handcrafted masterpiece on skin, hand-embroidered with pearls, Swarovski stone and Resham embroidery, paired with a crystal and pearls blouse and fabulous drape. It was a fantasy ensemble, perfect to mark the celebrated designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s journey of 33 years.
Opening the show at Signature Island at BKC was Meezan Jaffrey who showcased the designers’ menswear debut collection called Mard. He seemed to be the perfect muse for a label which oozes swagger and style for the 21st century man. Impeccable tailoring met whimsical style as black came alive with applique and embroidery.
Sunteck Realty, India’s luxury realty brand, curated this exclusive Signature evening in association with Sotheby's Realty and Moët & Chandon. Yes, the bubbly and other luxury spirits were in full flow, before and after the spectacular show that saw current hot models along with Anna Bredmeyer, Noyanika Chatterjee and identical twins Tapur and Tupur on the catwalk.
The night exuded a spirit of flamboyance and frothy fun as models and dancers weaved together to tell a story as the duo presented their couture collection the the debut of their menswear label Mard. It turned out to be a beautiful blend of creations and moods, each range telling a story, each story meeting the next to form one captivating journey. It was the ultimate swirl of style. Six months in the making, the designer duo dug deep into their aesthetic, returning once more to the drawing board. The collection was a dream, a flight of fantasy, infused with their relentless passion for constant innovation.
And watching it all from the front row (of course!) were the likes of Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan, Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman, Twinkle Khanna, Karan Johar, Maheep and Shanaya Kapoor, Sunita and Rhea Kapoor, Kokilaben Ambani, Isha Ambani, Shloka Mehta, Radhika Merchant, Sonali Bendre, Sussanne Khan, Natasha and Adar Poonawalla, Gaurav and Pratima Bhatia, Isheta Salgaocar, Ananya Birla, Pinky Reddy, Samyukta Nair, Debbie and Arun Hitkari among many more.