Kareena Kapoor

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan showcases the creation of fashion designers Shantanu and Nikhil during Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 in Mumbai, on Feb. 3. (IANS photo)

MUMBAI—Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan on Feb. 3 brought the curtains down on the five-day Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort, with a neat, bold avatar in an all-black ensemble by Shantanu and Nikhil.

She looked glamorous in an off-shoulder, fitted dress as she sashayed down the stairs, with the iconic central facade of Sophia College, which has been featured in several films, as the backdrop for the Lakme Absolute Ultimate Finale.

"I could feel the energy on the stage when I was on the ramp. I still get nervous even though it has been a decade. Still, the fear of 'Oh my God, will I look okay? And how is it going to be' is there. But today, I think it was just a powerful feeling," Kareena Kapoor said after the show.

The designers, who marked their first time at the LFW grand finale, showcased their line Recruit SS'19, aiming to highlight the evolution that has led to the emancipation of the millennial Indian woman.

A brief video before the show highlighted achievements of women like Kareena, Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza, Alia Bhatt and Dia Mirza among several others.

"The concept of the show by Shantanu and Nikhil was just so noble and brilliant. I am absolutely honored to walk for them," said the actress.

This season, the designers brought alive Lakme's beauty theme, Matte Reinvent, which is all about being bold, intensely matte and yet comfortably glamorous.

The narrative of Ultimate Recruit surrounded strong Indian woman who is in control to advocate a change in guard, being driven by strong fellow women who represent the millennial energy of our country, the designers said here.

With a black, gold and scarlet red color scheme, the ensembles ranged from edgy skirts, oversized capes accessorized with eclectic medallion adornments, silk tassels, and intricate gold embroidery.

LFW Summer/Resort 2019 kicked off with a show by Gaurav Gupta on Jan. 29. Bollywood celebrities lent full power to the extravaganza, where sustainable fashion remained the buzzword.

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