Sonali Bendre, Twinkle Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Bhumi Pednekar and Nita Ambani with daughter Isha were among the celebrities who attended Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s Winter /festive collection 2015 at Lakme Fashion Week. Abu Jani and Sandeep Kholsa, who are best known for their mirror work collection and heavy, Indian traditional wear, tried something new and classy this time with their Bling collection. Inspired by Amitabh Bachchan and the 80’s era, the theme of the show was based on the song ‘Jawani Jaaneman’ from Mr Bachchan’s movie Shaan. The models walked the ramp and shimmied on the song originally pictured on late Parveen Babi.
Designer Sandeep Khosla tell us, “It’s a very different line for us. We’re not doing bridal. It’s what you would wear to one of the many pre-wedding functions.” As they look back at the ‘70s and ‘80s, the emphasis is on shimmery and slinky pieces. They even reference some of their own creations. Like the gold cat suit designed for Parveen Babi in Namak Halaal, while working closely with costume designer Xerxes Bhatena. The colour palette goes from white and neutral to ash grey – fittingly, there are only three black looks. “All the pops of colour come from the embellishments and embroidery,” Khosla reveals.