Esha Gupta dazzles at Ritu Kumar's grand finale

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Ace fashion designer Ritu Kumar brought the curtains down on the 20th edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week Spring/Summer 2013 in a grand manner with her 1930s inspired collection.

Bollywood actress Esha Gupta sashayed down the ramp wearing a black and golden asymmetrical lehenga in the backdrop of old film numbers.

Inspired by the first design movement Art Deco, the collection was divided into two parts - Label Ritu Kumar brand and second Ritu Kumar Couture.

Esha, who started her modelling career with Ritu, said, "I just adore her designs. I know Ritu aunty since my modelling days and I think she is absolutely fantastic with her designs.

"When I started as the model, she was one of the designers with whom I worked. I remember during my initial days she only used to shoot with the big models but when she saw me, she started working with. Then she designed for my Miss International outfit and today I am here. We are always like family.

Ritu's collection presented the motifs and moods of the 1930 era beautifully. Dropped waists, bold forms and delicate embroideries are juxtaposed with modern techniques and shaping.

The second half had more of a Bollywood feel to it as there was an audio-video representation of late actor Shammi Kapoor's song 'Baar baar dekho' and many more.

"My second half of the show was inspired by the Indian freedom movement and the colonial era. So, I have tried to recreate the mood with the help of embroideries and Bollywood music of that time," she said.

The collection presented an eclectic mix of tunics, short dresses, anarkalis and cocktail lehengas. PTI

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