THE DESIGNER AND HIS MUSES
Bal’s show had Delhi’s social circuit on the ramp, dressed in Mughal inspired couture
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