Day 4 of Dubai Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 opened with Kolkatta-based Jaya Misra presenting her ‘Navratna’ collection from her label, Lustrouz. Known for her delicate and exquisite embroidery, her line-up was in colours reflecting the 'Navratna' or the nine precious gems from Indian mythology.
Highlights included a long skirt in autumn palettes paired with a long sleeved tunic; a gown of pale green paired with complete pearl sleeve ends; a long tunic in black and grey with a bust of velvet patchwork lined with crystals and an ‘Anarkali’ outfit with a high bust, flared skirt in deep bluish-velvet and turquoise.
Large turquoise stones accentuated solid coloured saris, as did intricate zardosi detailing at the ends. Traditional salwar kameezes in pink, red and forest green saw fabric baubles at the ends of the dupattas.
Bridal lehengas in rich fabrics were presented for the modern bride with the traditional red base combined with gold and purple.
The showstopper was a corset paired with a skirt of alternating layers of red and yellow tulle and an overlaid with gemstones and floral appliqués.
Photo Cortesy: Dubai Fashion Week