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Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain walks the ramp at North East Festival

Lovlina, the star of Bidyut & Rakesh's bridal collection, stole hearts at the ninth Northeast Festival on Saturday night.

Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain walks the ramp at North East Festival
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Lovlina, the star of Bidyut & Rakesh's bridal collection, stole hearts at the ninth Northeast Festival on Saturday night.

Lovlina Borgohain, an Olympic medalist and ace pugilist, captured hearts when she walked the ramp in a traditional Assamese saree of mulberry silk 'paat'. She was the showstopper for designer duo Bidyut & Rakesh's wedding collection, which was presented on Saturday night at the ninth Northeast Festival.

"Lovlina Borgohain wore a dark maroon silk saree with Rose Gold sifina zari work and a silk shawl with traditional Assamese embellishment," Bidyut Bikash Bhagawati said.

"The magical hands of the weavers of Assam give colour and joy to the new journey of a 'Koina' or an Assamese bride. The cloth filled with smooth mulberry silk 'paat' and beautiful coloured sifina and zari work gives another elegant look to it," he added.

Bhagawati said he and co-designer Rakesh Chetia tried to give a new dimension to the traditional Assamese brides and groom's cloths. Borgohain and Adil Hussain, an internationally known actor from Assam, were both honoured at the festival. On the ramp, Hussain matched a few steps with the champion boxer.

The evening also experienced a live music performance by Zubeen Garg of "Ya ali" fame and the cultivators band, along with Wangala dance by Garo Art and Culture from NEZCC Meghalaya, dancing drummers by the Rhythms of Manipur band among others.

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