Valaya's clothes outshine Kangna on Couture Week ramp

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New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) It was a classic example of clothes stealing the show from a show-stopper. Designer J.J. Valaya's couture line at the ongoing Pearl's Infrastructure Delhi Couture Week was so impressive that it even overshadowed the presence of Bollywood actress Kangna Ranaut.

Inspired by a fictional character "Alika", the line had elegant saris, lehengas paired with sexy cholis and long jackets, short kurtas with skin-fit chudidars and achakans and angrakhas for men. The line was a treat to the eyes and showed designers effort in putting up a magnificent show together.

This Delhi-based designer had used a lot of hand-embroidery, digital printing, appliques and lazer cuttings on fabrics such as jersey, dupion, georgette and fine velvets.

Through this line, Valaya has introduced "Alika" jackets - a cross between a shirt and a jacket, it looks a bit like Indian traditional garment "Sadri".

This line had everything a bride-to-be dreams of, so when Kangna, who was wearing a heavily embroidery lehenga hoped that Valaya designs her wedding trousseau - no one was surprised.

"The moment I wore this lehenga, I told J.J. that you have to make my wedding dress. It is so beautiful, any bride's dream," Kangna told reports here late Friday.

The stage for this show had a jungle like feel, with an artificial tree in the middle and a few artificial flowers in the backdrop.

As the models started walking in pristine white line, the whole show area burst in applause, complimenting the designer for his detailed work.

After whites, it was beige, then black and then heavily embroidered lehengas in various hues of fuschia, blue, beige, off-whites, and the line received great applause from the audience.