The final day of Lakmé Fashion Week S/R 2013 started off with Kaabia and Sasha Grewal‘s collection called “The Retro Kinetic” which was ideal with all garments revealing beautiful designs and styles. Adding pendants to belts, bringing in thick stands for the neck, shoulder dusters and danglers for the ears, lipstick pendants, tassels on bracelets or chains, two brooches with connecting chains and the triple-belt-cum-necklace with beaded strands and matching earrings; the designers ensured that the pieces make great fashion statements.
Nitya Arora’s jewellery and accessories consisted of semi-precious stones, glass, crystals, metal, acrylic, wood and rare materials combined with gold plated jewellery. Her collection “Summer of Love” showcased giant florals in multi coloured stones, tasselled belts, thick chockers, bunches of flowers, large daisy centres and floral necklaces which created the theme perfectly.
“Dip, Dip, Dip, My Sunken Ship” by Yogesh Choudhary was inspired by the beauty of underwater life and ecology. Yogesh’s collection consisted of cute dresses, work wear and day wear in the form of corset belts, trendy hats, innovative jewellery, swimsuits in aqua prints, saris in orange with blue fish prints, asymmetric layered skirts and cropped tops. Large fish prints highlighted summer dresses, kaftans and saris.
Pallavi Jaipur called “BUZZar” was a vibrant collection in hues and fabrics from the Jaipur’s Bazaars. Minis with heavily embroidered hemlines, colorful yokes and sleeves, swinging draped blouses, pants and the wide elephant midis with attached cape sharks were some of the things we saw on the ramp. Colour mixes were apparent for the garment as red / pink was vibrant for toga draped with gold belt, a pink / navy shaded georgette saree and a navy / red gown with gold embroidery on cuffs and hem created vibrant story. Pallavi’s show stopper, Mandira Bedi glided down the ramp in a lit bangle encrusted bikini top and skirt teamed with Glittering tights.
Pooja Kapoor wove a story around beautifully tailored outfits into her collection inspired by the warrior priestess. The colours remained neutral with white, yellow and brown for the fusion range that comprised dresses, tunics, skirts and saris. Embellishments created striking highlights on the garments as ribbons, riveting; block prints along with sharp patterns were merged with origami shapes. Crinkle cotton skirts with mini folds layered bustier, flouncy minis with gold studs on ribbons or metal rings, peplum jackets with crushed cotton maxi skirt, woven matt asymmetric tops and origami collar for mini’s were some of the outfits we saw on the runway.
Archana Kochhar’s collection called “Mumbai Checkmate” gave us a visual treat with colourful tyres and a bicycle with dabbas on the ramp with music to go along with theme. We saw tiny embroidered latkans, fitting jumpsuits, voluminous kaftans, gowns, flowing dhoti style pants, floor length Anarkalis, sheer patio pants, clinging body suits in a vibrant colour palette with neon yellow, electric orange and candy pink highlighting the ensembles. Embellishments were varied as neon cut outs, appliqués and cutwork along with crystal dust provided the sparkle on the creation. The show stoppers were Shazahn Padamsee in a voluminous lehenga, choli and elaborate dupatta and the very stylish Prabhu Deva wearing a shaded brown/grey jacket grooved down the ramp to the beat of the band.
Shantanu and Nikhil collection called “The Tourist” aimed at the global jet setter – the stage set was an airport terminal and very apt for the striking line-up of apparel. Women‘s wear was restricted to pencil skirts and sheath dresses, with a few jersey blouses, draped dresses, peplum tops, draped jersey gowns and jumpsuits. Men‘s wear was strictly business wear – two single-button jackets or double breast styles. Pin dots and motifs were seen on jackets or full suits. Trousers were fitted, bermudas with ankle length wide bottoms, waistcoats, draped T-shirts, cross-over vests, monogrammed blazers, draped knit kurtas, stylish sherwanis, long coats and lots of bandhgala for easy comfort completed the look.
Delicious cool, yummy, irresistible – are just a few adjectives that can describe the sensational Grand Finale collection presented by Namrata Joshipura, to end the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013 season. Cutwork was the basis of the collection, while the silhouettes were figure hugging with pencil skirts, blazers, sheaths, hot pants, gowns, lycra tops, jumpsuits and shirts; but volume was reserved for neon pink pleated palazzos and a sexy orange flared mini skirt. Tiny collars appeared for shirts, blouses, dresses and even gowns, piping was subtle. The beauty of the laser cuts and lacy fabrics was further highlighted by the contrast lining under the skirts, dresses and pants. 3D embellishment was often seen on bustiers, skirts and dresses in contrasting pop tints. Namrata’s stunning showstoppers Kareena Kapoor glided down the runway in a glittering pop pink pantsuit and shirt.
All in all, Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2013 was a unique, quirky and definitely a trend setting event. With collared sarees to ear cuffs and floral prints to flowy fabrics, we have tons of new things to try this season. So get going and start experimenting. I hope you guys enjoyed the coverage of this seasons fashion week on my blog and I appreciate that you guys stopped by to read the posts. Thank you 🙂
I would like to inform you that all the pictures used in this post are from Lakmé Fashion Week’s official website and the picture editing is done by Livemodish.
– XOXO Kreena