Ritu Kumar’s ‘Panchvastra’ Collection

I have lots of catching up to do with some great catwalks of the last couple of months so here goes, starting off with the amazing Ritu Kumar collection, from February 2012.

"Along with launching a new store at Raghuvanshi Mills in Mumbai recently, she also unveiled her new couture collection ‘Panchvastra’, a representation of the many personalities in a woman infused with the signature Ritu Kumar embellishments that the designer is internationally recognised for."

"The collection is delicate and feminine with a vibrant color palate comprising of strong hues and bright, bold shades. The use of mirror-work, along with gota and zardozi embroidery, lends a royal look to the collection. The concept of ‘Panchvastra’ meaning five clothing styles was aptly presented by models as five main characters – Ganga, Draupadi, Kunti, Amba and Gandhari -- over an in-store showing. Apart from the five characters, the five themes of purity, seduction, swayamvar, exile and darkness are the predominant themes running through this eclectic collection."

read more about the collection here and the inspiration behind it. {see if you can spot the Bollywood actress's that walked the ramp}