Although Kalki Koechlin has walked the ramp many times, Babita M’s Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive show was different for the Bollywood actress. This time her husband and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was present in the first row to cheer her.
“This is my first fashion show that he (Anurag) attended and I would love to hear from him how he liked it,” Kalki told reporters after the show here.
“I have always loved fashion. I have taken part in almost every fashion week because I was very enthusiastic about it,” she added.
Kalki, who was seen in the recent past as the showstopper at the India International Jewellery week and Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour, sashayed down the ramp in a deep brown gown, embellished artistically with metal pieces, nuts, bolts, screws and metal sheets.
The show was made more engrossing with a live percussion.
“I have never attended any fashion show ever in my life. But this one was fun. Even the live percussion was very good,” Kashyap, who was accompanied by his daughter Aaliya from his first wife Aarti, told IANS.
Babita’s line, which was inspired by sculptor, Arzan Khambatta’s metal installation, included draped tunics with machined waistcoats, sarong skirts with grey basic tops and pleated wrap dresses with metallic embellishments.
“This line is inspired by Arjan Khambatta’s work. It’s the metals that are thrown into fabrics and not the other way round. They are all combinations of nut bolts of washers but none of them are heavy,” said Babita.
“They are all wearable. There were cycle parts which were broken down to jewellery and added as embellishment,” she said.