There was much excitement around actress Sunny Leone being the first Bollywood celebrity to walk in the much coveted international fashion event — the New York Fashion Week. Over the years, more and more Indian designers have been showcasing their creations on the global stage and wowing fashion critics and enthusiasts alike. This time around, designer Archana Kochhar brought in an element of Indian beauty to the ramp as well with Sunny Leone and acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi.
The collection, called A Tale of Two Travels, is inspired by the breathtaking monument of love, the Taj Mahal, along with the rich, buoyant colours of magnificent India representative of the village of Banjara tribals, the designer had explained in a statement before the show. The prints evoked not only the Taj Mahal but the lotus flower and royal elephants.
Silhouettes included bellbottom trousers, cropped tops, capes, and jumpsuits. To offset the colorful embroidery there was a lot of ivory – evoking the ivory marble of the Taj Mahal.
Leone opened the show in a beautiful and vibrant gown — the torso showcasing a riot of colours with ethno-modern motifs with two vertical panels on the front, a nude base and long sleeves with the continuing pattern. The skirt was plain ivory, providing a suitable contrast and allowing the jazzy print on top to really pop.
The Baby Doll actress posted a video of hers walking the ramp on her Facebook page with the caption: Here it is.. Catch me walking the ramp for @ArchanaKochhar at #NYFW16 #SunnyLeone”.
Watch the video of Leone walking at the New York Fashion Week for Archana Kochhar here.
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