Fashion and music intersected at Anita Dongre’s show at Lakme Fashion Week. While models walked the runway resplendent in the myriad colors, Sona Mohapatra performed her special set of songs- folk, thumris and Sufiana Kalam to complement the design aesthetics of the designer. The front row of a completely packed show included Urmila Matondkar, Radhika Apte, Juhi Chawla, Pooja Chopra, Gul Panag, Purab Kohli, Onir, Sanjay and Ambika Suri and Sangeeta Bijlani among several others.
This season, Anita Dongre celebrated a bold, modern and independent woman with her festive collection - 'Jaipur Bride 2013'. This Rajasthan-inspired collection portrayed the myriad moods of Anita’s bridal muse – Nayantara, a young, effervescent girl who challenges convention, yet loves all things traditional. The collection was inspired by the Jantar Mantar with the ensembles shaped by linear symmetry and embroidered in geometric shapes and patterns. Anita Dongre’s menswear collection 'Anshuman' was classic and elegant. Crafted from monga silk, heavy linen, brocades, dupioni silk and kheta silk, the collection was a smart mix of kurtas, bandhgalas, dhotis, shirts, trousers and bandis.