Fashion designer Malini Ramani, best known for creating resort wear, chose to go the Indian way for her autumn-winter collection, which she presented at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week here Thursday.
With a stylish title - Glamourette, her collection consisted of saris in abundance, though there were thigh-high slit, figure-hugging dresses too.
What added to the Indian look was the use of big and bold bindis on forehead of all the models. The winged eye make-up further reminded the audience of yesteryear Bollywood actresses like Asha Parekh and Helen.
"The theme was glamourette. It's the first time I have done Indian," Malini told reporters after the show.
True to the theme, she made use of gold on black outfits. While black remained the dominant colour of the collection, she also played with pink.
"All of us love black...I love using gold. My collection had a little bit of transparency too. I just wanted it to be sexy and Indian. I like stretch so, I used lycra. Other fabrics were chiffon and silk jersey," she said.