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India Fashion Week 2011

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Models display creations during the Gennext Designers show at the opening of the Summer Resort 2011 Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on March 11, 2011. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 2011 edition of India’s annual show stopper the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort ended last week in the entertainment capital of Mumbai. Since it's that time of the year, when Indians celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, we thought it would be the perfect time to look at the colors and styles on display at India's biggest fashion event.

Click ahead for a glimpse of the glamour, Indian style!

By CNBC.com         Posted on March 17

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 13: A model walks the runway at the Malini Agarwalla show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2011 day 3 at the Grand Hyatt on March 13, 2011 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar/WireImage)
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Accessory designer Malini Agarwalla shows off her wares. Seventy-eight designers from veterans Manish Malhotra and Rocky S, who have made a name dressing up Bollywood stars, shared the ramp for the first time with bold accessory designers and a handful of guest designers from Japan.

India Fashion Week 2011

Models display creations by Indian designer Babita Malkani on the third day of 2011 Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on March 13, 2011. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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The show included elements of Indian folk music. The Indian fashion industry accounts for just 0.2% of the global fashion market but it's expected to grow at 10-15 percent annually.

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 11: Geeta Basra walks the runway at the Parvesh Jai show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2011 at the Grand Hyatt on March 11, 2011 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Geeta Basra
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A colorful traditional Indian wedding dress by Parvesh Jai. The cash-rich Indian wedding market has an estimated turnover of $20 billion.

India Fashion Week 2011

A model displays a creation by designer Masaba during the second day of 2011 Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on March 12, 2011. Masaba is the daughter of former cricket player Vivian Richards and Bollywood actress Neena Gupta. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Fashion designer Masaba Gupta got heads turning with an interesting take on the Indian turban. The designer is the daughter of former West Indies cricket star Vivian Richards and Indian actress Neena Gupta.

India Fashion Week 2011

Models display creations by Indian designer Debarun Mukherjee on the third day of 2011 Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on March 13, 2011. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Designer Debarun Mukherjee featured cream and gold traditional Indian outfits. The organized market for fashion apparel in India, according to industry estimates, is upwards of $55 million.

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 15: A model walks the ramp for designer Satya Paul during Lakme Fashion week Summer Resort 2011 in Mumbai. (Photo by Yogen Shah/India Today Group/Getty Images)
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A model draped in a sari designed by Satya Paul, who has re-invented the conventional Indian dress as a modern classic. Paul is a well-known name among the large Indian diaspora.

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 13: A model showcases "Breathing Space" a creation by designer Eina Ahluwalia on day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2011 at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on March 13, 2011.(Photo by Nagesh Ohal/India Today Group/Getty Images)
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A model showcases 'Breathing Space', a creation by designer Eina Ahluwalia. Top-end designer wear is just 1% of the total fashion market in India, whereas it makes up 5% of the worldwide market.

India Fashion Week 2011

A model displays a creation by Japanese designer Tokyoeye on the first day of the Summer Resort 2011 Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on March 11, 2011. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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One of the creations of the three Japanese designers on show at the Fashion week. Devastated by news of the earthquake, they put on a brave face.

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 11: Models walk the runway at the Sabyasachi Mukherjee show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2011 at the Grand Hyatt on March 11, 2011 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar/WireImage)
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Models walk the runway at the Sabyasachi Mukherjee show. A Confederation of Indian Industry–AT Kearney Report last year said the luxury goods market in India is set to touch $14.72 billion by 2015.

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 15: A model walks the ramp for designer VJ Balhara during Lakme Fashion week Summer Resort 2011 in Mumbai. (Photo by Yogen Shah/India Today Group/Getty Images)
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Swirls of color: a creation by VJ Balhara. India's variety in fabrics has been one of the strengths of its fashion industry. The country is the third-largest producer of cotton and the second-largest producer of silk in the world

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 12: Designer Manish Malhotra (L) poses with Kareena Kapoor (R) during the day 3 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2011 at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on March 12, 2011.(Photo by Yogen Shah/India Today Group/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Manish Malhotra;Kareena Kapoor
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Designer Manish Malhotra with Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor. Malhotra is one of the most sought-after costume designers for Indian films.

India Fashion Week 2011

A model displays a creation by designer by Manish Malhotra during the second day of 2011 Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on March 12, 2011. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model walking the ramp for Manish Malhotra. The designer's clients include corporate bigwigs such as Tina Ambani, wife of Anil Ambani, one of India's richest men.

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 13: Models walk the runway during the Anita Dongre show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2011 day 3 at the Grand Hyatt on March 13, 2011 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar/WireImage)
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Designer Anita Dongre showcases Indian fabrics and weaves. Ethnic wear still makes up the bulk of Indian fashion.

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 14: Zayed Khan showcases the creation of designer Rocky S on the 4th day of the Lakme Fashion week Summer Resort 2011 in Mumbai. (Photo by Yogen Shah/India Today Group/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Zayed Khan
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Indian actor Zayad Khan walks the ramp for  Rocky S. A popular designer with Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan, Rocky S. has also dressed  Beyoncé Knowles.

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 13: A model showcases the creation of designer Eina Ahluwalia on the 3rd day of the Lakme Fashion week Summer resort 2011 in Mumbai on March 13, 2011. (Photo by Yogen Shah/India Today Group/Getty Images)
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Accessory designer Eina Ahluwalia’s collection displayed gold jewelry. India is the world's second-largest consumer of gold, recently overtaken by China.

India Fashion Week 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 14: A model walks the runway at the Pria Kataria Puri show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2011 day 4 at the Grand Hyatt on March 14, 2011 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar/WireImage)
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Designer Pria Kataria Puri featured more modern creations. Indian designers are increasingly competing with foreign brands such as Hugo Boss and Gucci who have recently entered the Indian market.