Salty kisses

Zeel Doshi Thakkar and Pooja Gupta at IBFW
Zeel Doshi Thakkar and Pooja Gupta at IBFW

The stunning beaches of Rio, Cape Town, Bali, Bodrum, Miami and Cozumel inspired Zeel Doshi Thakkar to present her vibrant debut collection at IBFW.

Revealing effortless style, Zeel’s line called ‘Salty Kisses’ showcased breezy fun wear that will appeal to the globe-trotting fashion diva. Keeping the colour palette pastel, she opted for powder blue, mint, aqua grey and broken white, while the fabric selection perfectly balanced the soft hues as airy cotton, mul, linen, silk linen, georgette and tulle were designed into relaxed silhouettes, ideal for lazy sundowners.

With white, blue and grey as the prime colours and hints of Shibori in the fabrics, the interesting line-up of summer wear started with panelled cover, white lean gown with embroidered neckline, a layered mini with a Shibori print trail and a great net skirt with cropped blouse. The grey print chiffon mini with an embroidered reversible waistcoat was a practical addition, while the belted mini trench over a tiny skirt and bustier offered stylish fashion options. A Grecian draped gown and the final pleated-bodice dual-tone chiffon gown were easy on the eye and fluid on the body.

Bringing a relaxed look, the hairstyles were sprinkled with flowers or adorned with casual plaits, at times entwined with ribbon or covered with beaded hair bands.

And Bollywood babe Pooja Gupta glided in as the showstopper in an embroidered empire line layered chiffon gown with a seductive high slit.

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