CNN anchor Joya Dass with Romeo Das Gupta

Actors Obaid Kadwani and Khatera Hakimi of Pyar Mein Kyun?

Heems of Das Racist and Shirin Vinayak of Shehnaai Couture

Saima Yousef of Studio 2012

Tennis pro Neha Uberoi and Shirin Vinayak

Shalini Vadhera Potts and Tony Potts

Comedian Vidur Kapur

Fashion installation by Mariusz Podkalicki

Celebrities Gather as Studio unveils Fall/Winter 2012 Collection from India’s Lakme Fashion Week.

September 11, 2012, New York, NY: Shehnaai Couture, New York’s leading fashion house of India’s runway designs, kicked off Fashion Week with its Second Annual Fashion’s Night Out Party at its Fifth Avenue studio. Actors, artist and celebrities filled the star-studded soiree including Joya Dass, Purva Bedi, Ami Sheth, Vidur Kapur, Mitu Chilana, Neha Uberoi, Shetal Shah, and the cast of the new movie Pyar Mein Kyun? Also in attendance was celebrity makeup guru Shalini Vadhera Potts and her husband TV host Tony Potts, actor Taimak, and Das Racist rapper Himanshu Suri aka Heems.

Straight off the runway from Lakme Fashion Week, India’s hottest couture by designers such as Sabyasachi, Saa.n.She, Rohit Bal and Vikram Phandis, were showcased throughout the studio. Bright saris, lehngas and suits, designed with impeccable detail, were on display in an art meets fashion installation by designer Mariusz Podkalicki. The centerpiece was inspired by the bright colors of a late summer garden with pieces from the collection adorned in peacock feathers, flowers, gold accented butterflies and parasols. The display was painted free-hand by artist Saima Yousef of Studio 2012 during the event.

Owner of Shehnaai Couture, Shirin Vinayak, shared her thoughts on the latest additions to the collection from her recent trip to India, “We are seeing a lot more gowns from Indian designers.  Our collection for this season reflects the growing fusion designs come from some of India’s top couture designers in both evening and bridal wear.”

Along with the collection from Shehnaai Couture, guests shopped fine jewelry, clutches, and scarves by The fashion party included music by DJ Insomnia, cocktails from Kingfisher and Eldorado Rum, hors d’oeuvres catered by Benares, and mini glittery cupcakes by The Cake Designer.

Photo Credits: Kevin Lin

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