Around the same time last year, Kangana Ranaut served as Karan Johar’s muse when the director showcased a collection for Marquee, a line by Danish high-street label Vero Moda. Last week, the actor looked every bit the proverbial showstopper she is, as she strutted down the ramp in a printed strappy green dress, cinched with a woven black belt and finished off with studded black heels.
In a brief interview before the high-octane fashion show, held in Mumbai, Kangana Ranaut confessed that designing had always been on her mind, and with her collection for Marquee she wanted to deconstruct the styling process.
“It’s why we decided to have themes. Whenever a girl goes to a store, she’s always asked what occasion she’s dressing up for. So, from outfits designed for dates and brunches to work meetings and parties, there’s something for every woman,” she stated. Supermodel Ujjwala Raut opened for the actor, looking statuesque in denim shorts paired with a green top. While the Dandelion Dreams segment featured clean silhouettes in pastel shades — dresses, embellished tops and jumpsuits — Deep Lake embraced sequins showcased on tank tops and pencil skirts.
“I love the easy yet no-nonsense vibe of high-waisted skirts. In tops, I try to steer away from convention by way of interesting necklines,” said Ranaut. The last segment, Gold Rush, included gold beading and embroidery on sweeping maxi dresses. “I like to believe that my style is very chic and retro,” said the actor who won the National Award for Queen earlier this year.