Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) They were hand-in-hand and looked much in love! Actor Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira made for a truly ‘showstopper’ moment when they attended quirky and popular designer Masaba Gupta’s show at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) 2015 ramp here on Saturday.
Looking dapper in a black suit with a casual black buttoned-down shirt, Shahid matched his steps perfectly with his wife, who was glowing in an avant garde outfit by Masaba, who had even attended their closely guarded wedding nuptials.
They took front row seats and Mira was trying to hide her face from the shutterbugs to avoid being clicked. Accompanying them were Masaba’s partner Madhu Mantena, and actress Mandira Bedi.
Even Soni Razdan, mother of actress Alia Bhatt who’s friends with Masaba, was present at the gala to cheer the daughter of her own friend, Neena Gupta. Dia Mirza was spotted too.
Known for her unconventional print stories each season, Masaba’s art-inspired tales comprised stylish brush strokes for her collection called ‘On Your Mark’.
There was a certain fluidity and grace in the ensembles, with a hint of playfulness and flowing clean lines, which were inspired by a horse’s prowess, gait and dynamism. Working around the ever popular and classic colour chart of red, mustard, white and black, the fusion silhouettes formed the extreme highlights of the collection.
Some of the highlights of the show were long tubes, one-shoulder flared tiny tops teamed with soft easy cropped pants, relaxed deconstructed coat and asymmetric shirts that gave the collection an easy vibe.
While Shahid and Mira definitely grabbed several eyeballs with their presence at the event, the showstopper for this complete ladies collection was Sooraj Pancholi, who will make his Bollywood debut with “Hero”.
This was the first solo appearance of the actor on the ramp, and he looked confident in a black and white printed jacket with a two-button tab closure, white shirt and dark trousers.
He was nervous, but pulled it off.
“I feel good. I thought I will be a little nervous as I am a newcomer and learning, but it went well,” Sooraj told reporters post the show.
Masaba says she chose Sooraj to showcase her menswear piece as “my showstoppers are always fresh and young”.
“I like people who symbolise Gen-Next and that’s what Sooraj does. I just think I wanted to have someone who has great energy and symbolises dynamism,” she said.
The designer also launched her leather bags on runway through the show.
Asked if she hopes to take this feature forward, Masaba told IANS: “We have the style sorted, but we need to figure out the avenues. We will be online very soon. I can expand into various categories. Of course, fashion is my forte, but I want to try home decor and many other things.”