Opening act

The Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla opening show at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 at Palladium Hotel
The Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla opening show at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 at Palladium Hotel

For starters you could not get better than this. Yes, the Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla fashion feast titled ‘Jawani Jaaneman’ was the sensational opening act of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015, presented by Ayush, at Palladium Hotel. Bringing to centre-stage the heady nostalgia of the 70’s and 80’s, with 120 garments, the designer duo recreated the glam disco era, of spirit, soul and hippy couture with a fast-paced retro Bollywood fashion extravaganza.

Twelve shiny mirror disco balls shone from the ceiling, while abstract glass and silver panels along the walls and on stage created the rocking retro mood. Multi-coloured rotating spotlights kept the tempo of the show in top gear with swinging retro numbers like ‘Raat Baki,’ ‘Ramba Ho,’ ‘I Will Survive,’ ‘Funky Town,’ ‘What a Feeling’ and many more.

Repackaging the styles into a future forecast, the show was easy, breezy, filled with fun, frolic and freedom. Aimed at the fashionable global diva who loves to dress glamorously, the duo unleashed nine looks that set the hearts of the women in the audience racing with desire.

Supermodel and ace dancer Jessie Randhawa swung on to the ramp to the beat of the foot-tapping yesteryear chartbuster ‘Aaj Ki Raat’ wearing a glittering, petalled, layered, ruffled, organza gown and soon it was a quick fashionable flashback of Bollywood glamour and music. And the ramp queen of the 80’s Anna Bredmeyer swirled on the ramp in a majestic floor-length poncho.

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