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Day 2 of LFW started with a kick-off showcasing material made by recycled bottles. Twitter

Designer couple Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja have used fabric made with 100 percent recycled plastic PET bottles for their latest collection ‘Talisman which was showcased on Day 2 of the ongoing digital edition of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW).

The designers collaborated with R|Elan to source the “fabrics of the future” like GreenGold which feels like silk and allows breathability, freshness, and flexibility; FeelFresh that has anti-microbial properties; and KoolTex which absorbs perspiration.

Commenting on the collection and Pankaj and Nidhi said: “As designers, we realize that 90 percent of an outfit is the fabric that it is made of. R|Elan provided us with the means to work with sustainable fabrics and to make clothes that would not only look good on the outside but also feel great on the inside, giving the wearer a sense of comfort and well-being.”

The designer showed the future of the fabrics with various outfits and designs. Twitter

The collection IN LFW includes contemporary Western silhouettes in sandy peach, dusty pink to pecan brown, and earthy blue shades in either color blocking or with geometric prints of demi circles, circles, and squares motifs.

There were zippered bomber jackets with matching pants, jumpsuit with side pockets, shirt collar, and two patched flapped pockets, printed playsuit with perky sleeves battle jacket with 3D embroidered yoke and sheer pants, mini, flared textured skirt teamed with a sheer printed top, embellished with placed button detailing.

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Additionally, there were surface ornamented long coats over figure-hugging sheaths, bell bottoms, balloon-sleeved cropped blouse with sequins, puff-sleeved blousons, belted full-flared maxi, bralettes with a long skirt, slim pants, and button-less jacket, maxis, and blouses sprinkled with 3D graduating circles.

The designers also created travel bags and laptop cases in the matching prints of the garments. (IANS)



Hollywood actor Dave Bautista is set to star in 'Knock at the Cabin

Hollywood actor Dave Bautista is set to star in 'Knock at the Cabin', the upcoming movie from Pondicherry-born Indian American Oscar-nominated filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.

The 'Dune' actor is reportedly in negotiations to appear in Shyamalan's upcoming movie, which the secretive filmmaker will both write and direct, as well as produce with Ashwin Rajan under his Blinding Edge Pictures banner alongside Marc Bienstock and Steven Schneider, according to Deadline, reports

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Details of the movie -- which is scheduled for release in February 2023 -- are being kept under wraps.

Bautista is currently going through a busy period, having starred in 'Dune' and Netflix's 'Army of the Dead' and recently finished production on 'Knives Out 2'.

He is currently working on the third 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie, and as well as 'Knock at the Cabin', he's also expected to shoot 'Dune 2' and is attached to star in and produce an action movie with Jason Momoa.

The 52-year-old star recently admitted he "almost broke down" when he was cast in 'Dune' because he was so keen to work with director Denis Villeneuve but didn't want to "capitalise" on his friendship with the filmmaker to land his role of Glossu Rabban.

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