Exploring new realms of fantasy with sculpted structures and silhouettes, Gaurav Gupta concluded the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 with a beautiful and dramatic Grand Finale at Mehboob Studios. Adding grandeur to the celebration of 15 glorious years was the showstopper and Lakmé Absolute face, Kareena Kapoor Khan who played muse to Gaurav’s creations.
Everything about the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 Grand Finale was absolutely mind-blowing. A magnificent white giant sculpture of a gorgeous women rose from the center of a circular stage in the mammoth Studio 1 of the iconic Mehboob Studios. Rows of chairs for the audience spiraled out around the stage. A flight of stairs among the white stage décor created the mood for a breath-taking opening of the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale.
Avant-garde couturier, Gaurav Gupta’s designs were a display of utmost craftsmanship using an artistic color palette that was minimal yet vibrant with moondown gray, albatross black, showtime ivory and reminiscent red. The collection was inspired by Lakmé’s Sculpt beauty statement. This season also saw the launch of the Lakmé Absolute Lip Pout range of matte and crème lip colors which became part of Gaurav’s runway showcase.
Whether it was the silhouettes, colors, embroidery or fabrics, the “Sculpt” collection by Gaurav Gupta was an intense fashion experience that left a lasting, mesmerizing impression on the audience with the ultra-glamorous beauty of the ensembles. Each look on the runway was completed with Lakmé’s new range of Absolute Lip Pout lipsticks and accentuated through structured hairdos. Gupta’s models strutted down the runway with well-defined matte and crème lips in a stunning palette of rich plums, deep reds and feminine pinks. The playful sculpted looks were crafted by Lakmé makeup expert, Daniel Bauer.
Commenting on the show, Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovations, Lakmé said, “For a beauty statement as strong and striking as Sculpt, Gaurav has done absolute justice with his avant-garde vision. He has lent his fine artistry to create a super structured line and I’m still warped in the realm of fantasy that he created at the Grand Finale of Lakmé Fashion Week.”
When Lakmé briefed me about ‘Sculpt’ being the theme for this season, I immediately thought of sharp, structured and detailed silhouettes. I have been making sculptures with clay all my life and even have some at my store, which is why I loved creating this collection. It is a complete extension of who I am and my vision was beautifully brought to life by the stunning Kareena Kapoor Khan.” said Lakmé Grand Finale Designer, Gaurav Gupta.
The stunning Lakmé Brand Ambassador Kareena Kapoor Khan said, “This has been the most outstanding grand finale ever. Gaurav’s vision for Lakmé ‘Sculpt’ has been truly avant-garde just like the theme itself. It feels great to be the muse for such coveted designers who’ve always given me the opportunity to explore a new avatar. For someone like me who loves to pout, this one is even more special because it’s all about the playful pout for Lakmé’s new range of stunning matter lip colors, the Lakmé Absolute Lip Pout. The shades and textures are so vibrant that it’s sure to become the biggest trend of the season.”