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Mumbai, 2nd February 2018: When it comes to creative layering in a rainbow of hues, Karishma Shahani Khan for her label ‘Ka-Sha’ is the master of the genre. Her Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 collection called “Love Story” revolved around beauty in imperfection; so the myriad garments that were merged into one entry on the ramp were a great tribute to design and style.

Staying true to her signature, classic, relaxed, modern, silhouettes, Karishma ensured that they had tremendous mix and match possibilities. Keeping her philosophy of zero waste firmly under control, Karishma embellished her attire with fabric embroidery, French knots, gold/silver hand painting, floral tassels; ombré dyes and then rounded off with clamp dyes and macramé.

The fabrics moved from pure cotton like mulmul and medium weight Khadi to Chanderi. The prominent hues were total summer appropriate as red, blue, pink, purple, mustard, teal and pale blue played a vibrant tune on the catwalk.

A bright, mustard, tiered, skirt looked flamboyant with an ombré kurta and swirling tassel edged, shaded, cropped, jacket. White and indigo were shaded for a flared tent dress over a slim skirt and topped with an embellished white summer jacket. French knots livened the surface of a pleated hemline, long-sleeved knee-length coat teamed with an electric blue midi.

The creations were an intense study in style and layering techniques, which Karishma is an expert at. Pleated, swirling dresses were topped with soft coats and scarves, while cross-over kurtas, skirts and jackets came together in perfect harmony.  The sari was teamed with a kurta, while another tiered version had a two-tone cover. The interesting offering was the macramé that was used for sleeves, stoles and tops. The shaded, tiered maxi was ideal for a summer soirée and the shimmer trench coat was a slightly festive look.

Stopping the show was international model turned celebrity chef Sarah Todd, who looked vibrant and feisty in a red midi with a fashionable soft cover and the trademark tasselled scarf from Karishma.

Lovers of relaxed fashion who want multiple possibilities to project their inner stylish sense; will rush to dress themselves in the fashionable “Love Story” told by Karishma Shahani Khan for her label ‘Ka-Sha’.



The ‘431-88’ label by Shweta Kapur has been creating a fashion stir ever since it started in 2012. A favourite of Bollywood stars and celebs globally, Shweta, a graduate from the London College of Fashion has had impressive experience with top brands worldwide and in India.

Her “Collection 11” was a free spirited line inspired by the gypsy in a woman. Shweta offered a luxe line of garments and even turned the traditional 6-yard wonder into a modern drape for the global buyer.

Numerous godets, soft drapes, ruffled volumes and cleverly placed slits gave the ensembles a dramatic sexy appeal. The fabrics selected by Shweta started with cotton satin and moved to satin Lycra and jersey. The embellishments were glitzy with foil printing was inspired by bird feather motifs and used with classic pleated fabrics.

The colours picked were ideal for formal outings as Shweta’s favourite red, black and white were very much there but merged stylishly with gold, chrome, silver, olive and navy blue.

Opening the show with a bronze rectangular tasselled pant and racer back top, Shweta ensured that the glamour quotient was kept intact throughout the show. A one-shoulder black top appeared with layered satin pant, safari shirt with silver skirt and a black mini was splashed with feathers.

The white shirt was given formal treatments when worn with black asymmetric skirt, leather pants or a knotted wrap skirt.  The little black mini was a glittering crystal offering and the red layered palazzos, tiny gold/black wrap skirt and dazzling sari with a one sleeve blouse were on the ultra-glam path.

The sexy bandana crystal embellished top with black skirt and the gold cropped blouse with matching palazzos gave the after dark wardrobe many options.

With the focus on free flowing high octane garments, “Collection 11” by Shweta Kapur for her label ‘431-88’ was a lavish presentation that will appeal to women who want to project their inner fashion Divas.

Lakmé Makeup expert Donald Simrock wanted to recreate a look meant for the classic urban girl for this show. The final result that the audience witnessed on the runway saw a good blush on the skin, soft lips and the stand out kohl on the eyes. Simrock recommended using the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate to recreate this look.