The opening show of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 on January 20th, 2017 saw the unveiling of designer Monisha Jaising’s stellar couture collection on international luxury cruise liner – Costa neoClassica.
Sonakshi Sinha walked the ramp for Jaising’s latest collection. Sonakshi looked exuberant and ebullient in her dress, intensifying the concept. Sheathed in a fiery orange, waist clinching, one shouldered structured gown with a flirty hemline and an exaggerated voluminous trail, she looked astounding. The outfit drew its inspiration from the beautiful, mesmerising sunset.
Sonakshi Sinha averred, “It was wonderful to greet the sunset in this beautiful sunset orange dress by Monisha Jaising who is known for her fabulous western wear. This was truly a unique and perfect setting by the Arabian sea to showcase fashion. I really enjoyed the unusual but long ramp walk and love Monisha’s style because she makes every woman feel like a goddess. “
Monisha Jaising’s Stellar collection saw an array of billowing silhouettes, glorious line-up of patterns, fully embellished party dresses and cocktail sarees. Accomplished in black, gold, grey, white, rose pink, rose tan and occasionally injected with a pop of red, orange, fuchsia, the Stellar collection is infused with opulent fabrics – heavy bonded satin, wool crepe, Italian organza, chikankari, metal encrusted chain mail and much more.
Designer Monisha Jaising vented her thoughts, “I want to create a sense of drama, glitz, ultra-glam, emphasizing on sharp angles and playing with varying tones through this collection. It’s about reinventing classic silhouettes. It’s also the joy of a modern woman, unafraid to spread her wings and conquer big city nights… in Haute Couture, of course. It was great to have Sonakshi Sinha in a sunset orange dress stride across this 360 degree ramp by the beautiful Arabian sea. ”
Another differentiating facet of the event was the accomplishment of Lakme Fahion Week as first ever fashion show to take place on a luxury cruise ship in India, that is on Costa neoClassica. Speaking on the same, Jaspreet Chandok, Head – Fashion, IMG Reliance Ltd said, “This is going to be a ground-breaking show in the history of Indian Fashion Weeks. Experiential shows such as this will only help to put Indian shows on the global fashion calendar and create significant buzz thereby enhancing the business of fashion in India. We are delighted to open with designer par excellence Monisha Jaising with a show that will offer an experience unlike any other witnessed in India and would like to thank Costa Cruise for hosting this event in partnership with us.”
Costa Cruises is Europe’s No.1 cruising company and Costa neoClassica will be the first luxury cruise ship to homeport in Mumbai and sail directly between Mumbai and the Maldives.