The designer duo unveiled their first Finale collection at Lakmé Fashion Week at Sophia College with the ‘Ultimate’ diva and brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor Khan as a showstopper

Every Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale has been iconic due to the sheer grandeur, breathtaking fashion and beauty trends which unfold on the last day of the 5- day fashion extravaganza. And this time it was the ‘Ultimate’ finale, so far, one that truly lived up to its name.

One of Mumbai’s most iconic colleges, Sophia College turned into a breathtaking backdrop for the Lakmé Absolute Ultimate Finale which showcased a stunning collection by Shantanu & Nikhil, inspired by Lakmé’s beauty theme of ‘Matte Reinvent’ and flaunted by the ultimate diva and Lakmé Brand Ambassador, Kareena Kapoor Khan.

This season of Summer/ Resort also marked the launch of Lakmé’s newest lipsticks, the Lakmé Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color with Argan Oil, that also inspired the theme of the Ultimate Finale.

Matte Reinvent is all about being bold, intensely matte and yet comfortably glamorous, which tied perfectly with Shantanu & Nikhil’s design philosophy. Black, gold and the ‘ultimate’ red ruled the runway. Kareena sported a bold red lip as she walked the runway in a stunning black ensemble by Shantanu & Nikhil.

“Showcasing Recruit at the Lakmé Absolute Ultimate Finale has been extremely special for us as it’s the pinnacle to our long-standing association with Lakmé Fashion Week. This season Recruit will take you on an empowering journey that highlights the emancipation of The Modern Indian Woman in the contemporary world. The signature S&N Androgynous Bandhgala has been reworked with exaggerated drapes, eclectic medallions and structured over -sized shoulders. Recruit arises from Shantanu & Nikhil’s India Story but carries forth the Final Salute of adherence that withstands feminine injustice of any sort” said, Shantanu & Nikhil, Lakmé Absolute Ultimate Finale Designers

“Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale has always been special to me. I loved Shantanu & Nikhil’s interpretation of the theme ‘Matte Reinvent’ into their fabulous collection. The new Matte Ultimate Lip Colors have won my heart, and as the ‘Red Extreme’ shade is my favorite. It’s actually a shade that has been beautifully brought alive by the finale collection tonight!” says Kareena Kapoor Khan, Lakmé Brand Ambassador