Queen of Quirk—Masaba Gupta along with couturier Amit Aggarwala set the tone for Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. While the first collection was rooted in tribal influences, striped tattoos and structured jewelry, the latter strutted down to some seriously catchy retro tunes and flower power. Both were poles apart and both jolted us in our seats. Check out the most noteworthy highlights of the respective collections.

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The soul of Amit’s collection was cemented in the idea of using menswear detailing and adapting that to couture dresses in a beautiful synthesis of androgyny with femininity.

His collection donned slick, poker-straight, fuss-free tresses and minimal makeup with a hint of gloss resting on the pout.

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Black coupled with saturated and deep tones appeared on washed matt silks, crepe de chine and duchess satin, while tulle blurred the edges and offered a softer, darker romance to the ensemble.

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“The goal of making beautiful things finds perfect expression in the fantasy like vision of Amit Aggarwal that is both modern and whimsical.”

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Pictured here is the man himself—with his muse and our latest heartthrob, the fabulous Sushmita Sen.

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Big bright flowers, fairy lights and Mamma Mia blasting through the run-way; that’s when you know it’s time for Masaba Gupta.

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If you have Anaita Shroff Adajania grooving to the beats—you know it’s going to be a good show, and that’s just what Masaba’s opening act was.

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Full of retro flavour, packed with print, palazzos and pizzazz—we certainly were enjoying the surge of positivity that was disguised as frivolous fashion.

Masaba dressed her models in a bouffant, stylized eye-shimmer and a nude lip.

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Ending the act with a bang in a body to die for was the svelte and sultry—Shipa Shetty.

If this was the beginning, we can hardly wait for fashion week to commence, in all its gusto.