THE DE­SIGNER AND HIS MUSES

Bal’s show had Delhi’s so­cial cir­cuit on the ramp, dressed in Mughal in­spired cou­ture

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Snigdha Ahuja

For a sec­ond year in a row, de­signer Ro­hit Bal show­cased his cou­ture col­lec­tion at Bikaner House, on the first day of In­dia Cou­ture Week 2017, with Hin­dus­tan Times as its as­so­ciate part­ner.

Ti­tled Khush Posh, the col­lec­tion, show­cased on Mon­day, fea­tured in­tri­cate em­broi­deries in his trade­mark goth­meets-Kash­miri ro­mance style. While Bal watched from be­hind the rows, he put his friends on the ramp. From de­sign­ers Rakesh Thakore and Raghaven­dra Rathore to Fashion De­sign Coun­cil of In­dia pres­i­dent Su­nil Sethi — Delhi’s fash­ion­able took the run­way. Floor-length capes, Mughal-era de­tail­ing, ex­ag­ger­ated sleeves and vel­vety blues,reds fea­tured in the col­lec­tion. And the show­stop­per? Bal’s long­time muse, Ar­jun Ram­pal who play­fully snatched the phone from a front-row guest try­ing to take his pic­ture and re­turned it with his charm­ing smile.

Kalyani’s daugh­ter, Tahira Tara, also walked the ramp. Again, the in­tri­cately de­tailed short jacket stood out Fashion en­tre­pre­neur Kalyani Chawla walked in a lay­ered out­fit that in­cluded a Nehru col­lar em­broi­dered jacket Ro­hit Bal in­tro­duced his ‘cock’ mo­tif (see the jacket) and had long­time muse, ac­tor Ar­jun Ram­pal walk for him For­mer model Si­mar Du­gal also took on the run­way in a heav­ily-em­bel­lished floor-length cre­ation with ex­ag­ger­ated Ki­mono sleeves

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