Fashion designer Ashish N. Soni brought Hollywood glamour of the 1950s on the grand finale of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring Summer 2014 edition Sunday night.
The multi level stage and live music presentation by jazz bands complimented the theme of the collection La Dolce Vita.
Models in polka dot dresses, others with jackets walked the ramp.
"Polka dots are my favourite. They also remind me of the 1950s and 1960s. I also used old Italian distorted mosaic for the range," said Ashish, who was inspired by late Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe for makeup.
The silhouettes were fit and flared. He said that the black and white outfits made with fabrics like silk, satin and lace, were for any black tie event.
Apart from knee-length dresses and floor sweeping gowns, there were apparel with androgynous looks too, which Ashish said were important element of the 1950s.
The men's collection had the designer's interpretation of tuxedo suits and dinner jackets.
Actor Anil Kapoor, who was part of Hollywood projects "Slumdog Millionaire", "Mission : Impossible-Ghost Protocol" and US TV series "24", walked for Ashish as the showstopper. And because of his Hollywood connect, the designer thought he was apt for the collection which was all about Hollywood glamour.
Anil wore a black tuxedo that comprised an intricately detailed jacket. Apparently, daughters Sonam and Rhea suggested he walk for Ashish.