Hungary witnessed a beautiful glimpse of Indian culture as the Indian Embassy there held a fashion event — Alluring India 2017

The event, which celebrated the 70th anniversary of India’s independence on Thursday, showcased a beautiful blend Indian traditional wear with a touch of contemporary ensemble.

Impressing upon the diverse and rich heritage and culture of India, the fashion show flaunted finely tailored Indian garments such as silk saris, embroidered lehengas and mermaid gowns with ruffles.

The event showcased unique collections by designers in the bridal trousseau industry, Charu Parashar and Payal Keyal, according to a statement.

The collections included designs by Regal Saree and Various Moods by Parashar, The Weaves from the Ghats of Banaras by Salma Sultan, and Contemporary Sari and Contemporary Wedding Cocktail collection by Keyal.

The event was inaugurated by Ambassador of India, Rahul Chhabra at the Bálna in Budapest. Other dignitaries present at the event included former Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy, Petra Pana, Deputy State Secretary for External Economic Affairs.

The audience also got a glimpse of a live demonstration of how a nine-yard sari was draped to perfection in different styles.

The poem “khoob ladi mardani, woh toh Jhansiwali rani thi” by Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, was enacted to highlight the story of Rani Laxmi Bai, who battled her fight to freedom despite being dressed in nine-yard long Langdar Sari.

(With inputs from agencies)