Priyanka Chopra gets comfy on the Lakme catwalk


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She always looks chic and stylish. Model-turned-actress Priyanka Chopra’s look wowed when she hit the ramp on Sunday in Varun Bahl’s “comfortable” attire as his showstopper at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.

The former beauty queen walked the runway in black palazzo pants, crop top in the same shade teamed with a silver jacket. With a stylish hairdo and a heavy neckpiece, the actress looked her absolute best.

“As per my fashion sense, I like clothes that are normal. I get really shy with fancy clothes and this outfit is very wearable and comfortable,” said the actress.

But Chopra doesn’t mind shedding her glamorous avatar for a meaty role — she did it successfully to play an autistic girl in Barfi! and now she has done it again for Mary Kom, a biopic of Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom.

Going back to Bahl’s collection, it celebrates modern silhouettes — jackets, dresses, trousers, skirts and shirts by blending them seamlessly with contemporary Indian embroideries and hand-done techniques.

There is a balance between structure and flow in his creation.

“With winter on my mind, I created biker jackets, lending them a twist of my own. One such interesting piece would by my gota (embroidery with ornamental needlework) jacket achieved by weaving gota strips together,” said the designer. “I have included the white shirt as one of my key pieces,” he added.

When it came to the colour palette, he zeroed in on black, silver, grey, ivory, beige, pale pink and powder blue. In terms of fabrics, he used trademark silk, tulle, cotton, crepe and duchesse-satin.