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Designer Anita Dongre says Subject of women empowerment very close to me

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Designer Anita Dongre says that with her new campaign #ANDImpact for which Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has also shot a video, her brand highlights importance of a sustainable environment and celebrates four such women change-makers — Priyanka Raina, Purnima Burman, Srishti Bakshi and Rashi Anand.

“Through its latest campaign, #ANDImpact, the brand highlights the importance of a sustainable environment and celebrates four such women change-makers who are individually working towards this cause,” Dongre told IANS over an email.

Priyanka is the wife of cricketer Suresh Raina and founder and director at Gracia Raina Foundation dedicated to creating awareness and work closely with mothers and children.

Srishti is the founder of Crossbow Miles, a social initiative that mobilizes communities to make the country safer for girls and women.

Rashi is an entrepreneur and social activist working towards social welfare activities primarily aimed at educating and aiding street children, and Purnima is a conservationist, environmentalist and winner of the Whitley Award (also known as Green Oscar), a prestigious international nature conservation prize in honour of her work to protect the greater adjutant stork and its wetland habitat.

“The subject of women empowerment is very close to me, Whether it is through Grassroot where we empower rural women by providing them with employment opportunities and sustainable livelihoods, or through AND where we bring forward stories of urban women entrepreneurs to inspire other women,” said Dongre.

For their latest autumn 2018 collection, which will launch on Friday across all AND stores, Dongre has collaborated with Reliance for their R|Elan initiative and have also incorporated TENCEL™; the premium eco-friendly textile from the Lenzing group.

While R|Elan is the blend of functionality with both business and environmental longevity, TENCEL™ offers a range of features including botanic origin, sustainable production, enhanced breathability, colour retention and biodegradability.

On the collection, Dongre said it is all about the season’s must-have midi dresses in denim and autumn checks that make for smart everyday wear as well as modern office wear.

“It comprises versatile styles apt for every occasion at and outside work. Colour palette is monochromatic with hints of deep winter hues and pastel tones,” she said.

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Ananya Panday says Sara Ali Khan as her senior in school

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Budding Bollywood star Ananya Panday has been trending all through Monday on Twitter, thanks to an interview where she revealed sharing a “comfortable” equation with rumoured couple, Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan.

On Sara, Ananya recalled the “Kedarnath actress was her senior in school. “Sara was my senior in school, the two of us were in the same house and participated in a lot of drama competitions,” she said.

The “Student Of The Year 2” debutante also counted Kartik among her best friends. “Kartik is one of my closest industry friends. He is funny and constantly made me laugh while shooting. We have a comfortable equation,” Ananya told “Mumbai Mirror” about the actor, with whome she will soon be seen sharing screen space in “Pati Patni Aur Woh”.

In December last year, Ananya had taken to Instagram to post a photo of herself with Sara, and wished her “good luck and loads of love always”.

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Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 ends on high note

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The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 ended with much pomp and glamour. Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan brought the curtains down as she walked the ramp for designer duo Gauri and Nainika at the Lakme Absolute Grand Finale of the bi-annual fashion event that completed 20 years.

Donning a matte black, layered gown, the actress looked a vision in black as she strutted on the ramp amid a grand set which looked no less than a castle.

The designer presented shimmery evening gowns, jumpsuits, skirts and dresses in solid colours like powder blue, black, brown, green. Floral motifs, 3D floral embellishments, frills and sequins dominated the collection. There was a strong hint of a shine, shimmer and botanical-inspired embroideries. The rubber boots which the designer paired with almost all the outfits were definitely a hit.

The final day of LFW 2019 on Sunday also saw National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut close the show for designer Disha Patil, wearing a powder blue embellished lehenga-choli with a one-sided extended shoulder drape.

Patil’s collection comprised occasion wears. There were motifs and patterns of the Kilim or Persian rugs that were woven into the garments. Origami drapes added glamour to the shoulders and necklines of the garments. Colours ranged from ivory, powder blue, teal and peach. A variety of options for the lehengas, cholis and dupattas, asymmetric, long, choli and off-shoulder top with pants and skirt were also spotted.

Designer Punit Balana launched his collection called “Rabari” which was an ode to textiles and embroidery done by the Rabari women.

Shilpa Shetty turned showstopper for the show. She was wearing a shimmery lehenga with a mirror work halter choli. There was a heavily-embroidered skirt and shirt in blacks, black and white spaghetti strap maxi, lehengas and sarees with mirror work cholis. There were Bandhani for lehengas, saris, kaftans, trapeze top with skinny pants and jacket teamed with a full-flared skirt and shirt in bright yellow colour.

Making a comeback on the ramp after five years, Genelia Deshmukh turned showstopper for designer Saroj Jalan. Genelia was wearing a heavily embellished, red ankle-length lehenga, blouse, dupatta, teamed with a jacket and saree. Jalan’s line included fluid panelled skirts, statement embroidered coats with multi- materials and panelled belts. The pieces had fitted waist line and flared hems. The highlight was corseted blouses.

Debuting on the ramp was actor Vijay Varma who strutted for Mumbai based men’s wear label Tisa in an all-black kurta and churidar, teamed with a sequined jacket.

Actress Malaika Arora made an appearance in a plunging neckline, fitted choli with giant, layered, fan sleeves and a slinky, rose, embroidered marsala, high-slit long skirt for designer Diya Rajvir.

Soha Ali Khan, looked regal as she walked for designer Kavita Agarwal in a beige lehenga, choli and dupatta – all heavily embellished with golden and deep green.

Veteran Shabana Azmi walked for designer Kaveri in a black and white layered kurta teamed with a pink pleated dupatta with white frills.

Esha Deol made an appearance with her two-year-old daughter, Radhya Takhtani, for Hamleys.

Actress Urvashi Rautela walked for Pink Peacock by designer Masumi Mewawalla. She was donning an embroidered, sky blue gown with a cape.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan brings Lakme Fashion Week 2019 curtains down

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Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan brought down the curtains of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 on Sunday as she walked the ramp for designer duo Gauri and Nainika.

Donning a matte black, layered gown, the actress looked a vision in black as she strutted on the ramp amid a grand set which looked no less than a castle.

Models walked the ramp wearing occasion wears that were partly inspired by the Victorian era, shimmery evening gowns, jumpsuits, skirts and dresses in solid colours like powder blue, black, brown and green. Floral motifs, 3D floral embellishments, frills and sequins dominated the collection. There was a strong hint of a shine, shimmer and botanical-inspired embroideries. The rubber boots which the designer paired with almost all the outfits were definitely a hit.

“Walking each season again feels very special. Thanks to Lakme I’m getting a chance to strut for the best of the best. This feels more special because of Gauri and Nainika. We embody the power of women. The freedom of what women want, whether it’s (about) being married, wanting to work, wanting to make your voice heard,” Kareena told reporters here.

Explaining the collection, Gauri said that her collection is “super feminine and glamorous”. She said the lineup was inspired by #FreeYourLips – Lakme’s beauty statement from the season.

“It’s all about lightness and fluidity and freedom to live on your own terms. It’s about freedom of expression! You think of a woman that is empowered and that is who the theme #FreeYourLips is inspired from, Gauri told IANS.

She said: “It’s all about lightness and fluidity and freedom to live on your own terms. Our collection represents this. You will see how the silhouettes are an ode to the theme this season. It’s a mix of a lot of things. Being a finale collection, it’s a bigger one.”

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