MUMBAI: Fashion designer Khushali Kumar's Reve label started in 2005 has dressed several Bollywood beauties. For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012 Khushali's fairy tale collection tilted "Angel's and a Princess…" was an ethereal offering to the global buyer.
Presenting the collection in a unique manner Khushali gave dual options – each entry had dresses in two versions – short and long - the former sexy and modern while the latter was elegant and sophisticated.
Working around New Age silhouettes with 3D accents and embellishing with feathers, birds and wings to create an utterly romantic look, Khushali added crystal tiaras to complete the theme of the collection.
The colour options were chrome, silver, gun metal, bronze, gold, sand, skin and off white; proving that Khushali remained true to a uniform story. Fabrics were rich appliquéd tulles, special metal chipped surfaces, feathered and metallic nets as well as sheer chiffon.
Khushali opened the show with her trade mark duo of dresses - one was with intricately embroidered chrome all metal and cut glass short dress. The second was a mirror version of the embellished dress with angle like bird wing placement depicting the free spirit of the collection.
It was pure cocktail and Red Carpet glamour as shimmering corsets, minis with intricate swirls of crystal, sequins and beads embroidery, and strappy body hugging dresses made a stunning impact on the ramp. The multi petal appliqué technique was used cleverly for micro minis on the skirts or in strategic places. Rows of glittering beads were draped over the bodice of the many regal diaphanous tulle gowns.
Ending the show was the glamorous Bollywood star Dia Mirza in a gun metal side rouched gown with silver beaded bodice. For the woman who dreams of dressing up like the princess of a bygone era, then Khushali Kumar's scintillating collection will make it a reality.
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In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India's largest and most recognized private sector company headed by Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world's leading sports marketing and management company headed by Chairman and CEO Ted Forstmann, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including - basketball, soccer and tennis at IMG's world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.
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