Paraguayan Olympian-cum-model Leryn Franco, who walked for designer Rocky S at the ongoing India Resort Fashion Week (IRFW), says that though she is yet to try an Indian sari but some of her attire was inspired by Indian designs and techniques.
"I didn't get the chance to wear sari but I do like Indian design sensibilities. Some of my dresses are inspired from India but they are made by Paraguayan designers. They have given me some of the India-inspired outfits and I love it," Franco said.
Looking elegant in golden fish-tail gown with net layering, she walked for Rocky on the penultimate day of the four-day fashion event Friday.
The designer showcased a collection that was mix of gowns, dresses and some resort wear.
"It was really a glamorous collection. For me, resort wear doesn't mean bikinis but also the garments that women can wear while partying and for brunches. They want to look really great and wonderful and that's what I wanted to bring to the collection," Rocky said.
There was much embroidery used on the garment with lot of crystals and pearls. The fabrics that were used heavily were chiffons and nets on the hues varying from black and ivory.
Leryn, a perfect combination of beauty with brains, won the Miss Paraguay title in 2006. Not only this, she also participated in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics representing her country in the javelin throw.
She feels elated on her first visit to India.
"India is huge market when it comes to fashion. I think Paraguayan designers look upto the Indian counterparts in big way. I am excited and happy to be here. India is very big and has many admirers. Everyone is looking towards India for the designs, culture and mysticism," said Leryn who also practices Yoga regularly.
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