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‘The Golden Bracelet’ by Suneet Varma

Actress Chitrangada Singh walked the ramp in red and gold shimmery lehenga for Designer Suneet Varma as his show stopper. The designer  presented his collection- ‘The Golden Bracelet’.  His collection has been inspired by the clothing and lifestyle of Pompeii and is designed in the themes of Romance, Longing and Wedding. The art and architecture, story and grandeur of Pompeii has inspired many artists, writers and architects worldwide.

With roman paintings and huge sculptures depicted in the backdrop, the whole set created matched the theme of Varma’s collection. The models glided the ramp like some Roman goddesses in saris draped toga style. The first sub theme- ‘Romance’ of the collection was all about jewel toned, rich devour velvet line with gold metallic prints and rich beaded tassels.
 The second sub theme- ‘Longing’ was all about the ivory and light blue line in long silhouettes with baroque pearls as adornment.
 One couldn't overlook the styling and accessories which were carefully chosen for the show. Wreath inspired headgear in gold, necklaces in shapes of twigs, spiral shaped long rings, and long spiral armlets were clearly reminiscent of the bygone era. Lastly, the final sub theme- Wedding derived its inspiration from the poetic life of Pompeii. The rushing and pleating techniques incorporated were symbolic of the long toga drapes and column dresses of that time. Indrani Das Gupta was donned in a red and gold work, can-can lehenga which was truly traditional in every aspect.