Ace designer Rohit Bal along with his muse Kareena Kapoor Khan gave a befitting closure to the Lakme Fashion Week 2016, with his line stunningly portraying the essence of life and existence. Bal, who is celebrating his silver jubilee in the fashion industry this year, turned the finale designer for the fashion week after 2012.
This was also the first time the Delhi-based designer was collaborating with Kareena, who is the face of Lakme. The 34-year-old “Ki & Ka” actress looked every bit of a diva, dressed in royal blue lehenga choli with golden ‘chaand’ motif’s, as she walked the ramp with historical St Xavier’s College in the backdrop.
“I loved the chand motif on the lehenga. It is something special. I would love to keep this for coming fifty years for my family. I love Rohit’s clothes. His clothes show his personality. He puts his heart in it,” Kareena said.
“It’s been a wonderful experience. For the first time Lakme done fashion show of this level at such a great monument like St Xavier’s. It’s been great. Poornima and the whole team have tried to do something different this time. It was the best finale,” she added.
Titled “Koroshini”, which is an Urdu word for illuminate, the collection was Bal’s expression of subtle and gentle grace. From yards of mulmul to hues of gold, ivory, the creations had a presentation of hand made cut works and lattice. The designer used organic fabrics throughout his range and used ancient techniques of embroidery crafted by artisans of the country.
“The collection is called ‘Koroshini’, which in Urdu means illuminate. For me this whole association with Lakme, Kareena and the whole team is been about illumination,” Bal said.
The show was a spectacular melange of creativity and beauty. Bal, who enjoys a great celebrity clientele and has a lot of friends in Bollywood was all praise for his muse.
“Kareena is a vision. She really is a goddess. It’s not just about how she looks. Its about the person she is, understanding, sharp and intelligent. I have a lot of friends in Bollywood, but this girl, despite being so young, she understands fashion, she understands inner beauty, she understands spirituality,” he said.