From badminton courts and wrestling rings to walking the ramp last weekend at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019, India’s champion girls PV Sindhu, Geeta Phogat and Saina Nehwal are killing it and how! All three turned showstoppers for different designers and had the audience hooting as they sashayed down the ramp.
It was her debut at a fashion week, but Sindhu, thanks to her height, could easily be mistaken for a model. The shuttler walked for footwear brand Misfit Panda’s in a plain white dress. But her look was glammed up with iridescent gladiator sneakers from their new collection, The Secret Garden. She walked holding hands with designer Juveca Panda as the crowd cheered. We loved how Sindhu was beaming and totally owned the show.
Wrestler Geeta Phogat walked for designer Rina Singh’s label Eka. Geeta walked the ramp alone as the showstopper, and then once again, along with the designer and nine other showstoppers – all women personifying the show’s theme of being beautifully strong. Geeta was dressed in a collared kurta with floral motifs, teamed with colourful striped pajamas, folded up to the ankles. The showstoppers ditched traditional heels for comfortable jootis and shoes.
Saina Nehwal, though is not new to ramps and has been a showstopper before, incidentally walked the ramp wearing a bridal wear. This year she walked for designer Vaani Raghupathy’s label, Magnoliaa. Dressed in a yellow lehenga-choli, Saina looked gorgeous. The lehenga had golden motifs, the choli golden embroidery work, a sheer golden dupatta, and a jeweled choker completed her look.
The star athletes drew comments of admiration from their numerous fans and several Bollywood stars, including crowd-favorite Ranveer Singh.