Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 – Day 2

Living in a world of all things textile, the sustainable fashion & Indian textiles day is the most anticipated day at Lakmé Fashion Week. The designers showcased a different perspective towards handlooms and Indian weaves as they celebrated fashion with home grown textiles as their primary concept.

The show opened with a black and red Assamese Mekhla Chador at Aagor by ANTS Craft, an NGO that empowers women of the Bodo tribe by giving them creative support. Yards of fabulous woven textiles were turned into stunning garments for the ramp. Making a show stopping entry was Bollywood star Sara Jane Dias in a slashed multicoloured skirt with a black blouse.

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Making a beautiful debut at the Lakme Fashion Week 2016 is Pranami Kalita’s label ‘Pariah by Pranami’ which was a visual treat on the catwalk. Bringing the beauty of Assam to centre stage, she worked wonders with Muga, Eri and Pat silk, all indigenous silks renowned in Assam. She gave a contemporary twist to the traditional Indian handloom by including weaved-in traditional Assamese motifs on crop tops, culottes, gowns and more. The models took to the ramp in beautiful capes, one-shoulder gowns, and off-the-shoulder dresses among others.

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Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama presented an interesting collection consisting of  invigorating lines and shapes that were hard to decipher. Her label P.E.L.L.A. showcased hand woven pure Eri silk, Jamdani, Cashmere and Pashmina all ideal for the coming season.

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Padmaja‘s collection, called the ‘Loom of my Mind’ brought the beauty of slow sustainable fashion to centre stage. The collection showcased the magic of handlooms that revealed the Maheshwar weavers’ expertise with specially woven fabrics that were highlighted with intricate detail and accuracy. The ensembles consisted of scarves in earthy colours along with fluid shapes that lent an element of ease to the collection.

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“Working Hours” from the label ‘The Runaway Bicycle’ by Preeti Verma pedalled fashionably as a debut at Lakme Fashion Week. The collection was youthful, relaxed, and portrayed a sense of freedom in fashion as it was inspired by different professions of the era gone by. The collection showcased the feminine-androgyny trend which was fresh, wholesome and colourful in Khadi and organic fabrics.

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The aesthetics of designers JasonAnshu for their label ‘The Small Shop’ had a vibrant painterly, whimsical, languid feel with sustainability being the highlight of the garments. Their collection of 12 ensembles called ‘Planet Love’ was a limited edition line that portrayed a fine balance between unique hand work and natural fabrics.

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The burst of colours and prints in Mayank Mansingh Kaul & Monisha Ahmed’s collections provided a much-needed relief from the sea of blacks and greys. Busy prints, sexy chiffons and tailored pieces took the runway by storm.

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Kallol Datta’s collection was filled with his trademark baggy silhouettes, velvet, polka dots and midnight blues. The designer’s creativity is so intense and innovative; it is a visual challenge to delve into his thinking process and figure out his extreme construction techniques and ideas.

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Alan Alexander Kaleekal’s collection, ‘Garçonne’ was a mix of sharp tailoring, conventional fits and interesting gender norms. This innovative but totally wearable women’s wear line consisted of elongated sleeves, raw-edges, delightful suits and separates for the anti-fit distressed theme.

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Pallavi Dhyani’s collection ‘Three’ was inspired by the beauty of imperfections in life. The collection consisted of samurai-style robes, blouse with pyjama-pants, colour blocked jumpsuit, pinstriped monochromatic jacket over a classic white kurta, an overcoat with crimson bandage wrapped around the waist, and a floor length loose fitted basic dress paired with a casual blazer layered on a calf length top teamed with pencil trousers. In terms of colour monochromatic colour-blocking was essential in the shades of  rose-gold, beige, caramel, monochrome and ruby red.

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Weaver’s Studio presented a collection of Indo-western silhouettes. The colour palette was very muted as a deep blue palette was juxtaposed with hints of red.

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Bina Rao for Creative Bee Foundation‘s collection titled Nuovo-eco-classic pays tribute to Indian crafts like block printing and hand painting. The women’s wear line consists of lots of florals and flares in warm hues of brown, red and ochre, giving it a bohemian theme. The ensembles include flared long skirts in raw silk in deep red and rust; overlap short blouse with embroidery and patchwork with Kalamkari motifs; dupattas woven in silk and painted with Kalamkari among other mesmerizing designs. The collection was semi formal and with minimal embellishments. Rao’s men’s collection included styles in classic brown and black in textured silks with block prints in natural dye.

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Winter festive is not complete without a little bit, or a lot, of bling! Hemant Agrawal‘s metallic & shimmery collection consisted of simple yet elegant shifts, dresses and saris. Without the use of printing or embroidery, the ‘heavy metal’ collection showcased a collection of ensemble created with zari or metallic yarn.

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Anavila is known for constructing simple and modern saris that not only look comfortable but have a classic touch to them. ‘The Sari In Us‘ by Anavila showcases how to nonchalantly pair the nine yards with sleeveless-cropped blazers and flimsy long coats. If power-dressing is all the rage, then this collection shows you how it’s done.

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Monaco Tourism presents Sanjay Garg’s label ‘Raw Mango‘, a metallic collection that consisted of lots of palazzos, well-tailored separates, and slip dresses in silk and long coats. A riot of colours appeared on the ramp as the ensembles glittered with motifs and weaves that thrilled fashion lovers.

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So that’s it for Day 2 of Lakmé Fashion Week 2016. I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

P.S. I was keen on doing future fashion week posts based on the trends, where I break down the trends from the entire day instead of writing collection reviews.
Let me know what you would like to read, in the comments below.

Until next time.
-XOXO Kreena

Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 – Day 1

Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 kicked off with a new generation of the fashion design industry. The Gen Next show consists of 6 talented designers who showcase their designs on this platform for the first time.  Abhishek Paatni presented his collection called ‘WarfareXStreetfare‘ under the label ‘Nought One‘ which is premium wear line of prét and bespoke clothing. The next designer, Anupreet Sidhu’s label ‘Sidhu Ji’ was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s painting ‘Starry Night over Rhone’. The collection was aimed at modern women who want to make a definite style statement. Diming Rubu’s collection ‘The Missing Piece’ for her label ‘Dming’ was aimed for the fashion conscious women in the age group 25-40 years.

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Gaurav Khanijo’s collection ‘Morpheus’ was inspired by the dragon fly. The collection consisted of vintage clothing and pleated herringbone wool pants which lent a contemporary twist to the otherwise traditional collection. Paridhi Jaipuria presented a sleek women’s wear line called ‘Bunai’. The collection featured Indian artisanship and the beautiful craft of hand weaving. She created a mélange of garments with a high level of craftsmanship that projected great urban work wear. Vaibhav Singh’s collection called ‘Hybrid’ was a line of sharply cut and tailored garments, which revealed minute detailing.

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Trapezoid’ by Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks, presented a unique collection for Indian women. The line was inspired by geometric cutting and was aimed at all levels of the female buyers. Pastel colors, sheer layers, trapezoidal geometric shapes, unconventional cuts, and metallic platforms are a few details we noticed in the collection.

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Karishma Shahani Khan’s label ‘Ka-Sha’ unveiled the ‘Navya’ collection inspired by aerial views of landscapes and by the geometry of organic natural objects. The collection featured her trademark layered, soft silhouettes with plenty of tassels and tie & dye patterns. The colour palette included primary and secondary shades like tangerine, indigo, mustard, berry, purple and red. The collection consisted of cropped jackets, an unusual spin on a sarees paired with blazers, and multi layered garments each topped with tasseled scarves.

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Myoho’ by Kiran and Meghna presented ‘Sandalwood’ a collection that resonated a romantic, nostalgic journey of the 1920’s fashion. Gathered skirts, lace hand-fans, ruffled and pleated edges, along with its’ vintage vibes set the 1920’s mood.

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Ujjawal Dubey’s ‘Antar-Agni’ label presented an all-black story with innovative construction techniques and simplicity. The essence of androgyny that was seen throughout the collection. The asymmetrical kurtas, draped baggy pants, deep necklines for men and geometrical separates for men and women created an understated but stylish collection.

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The Quirkbox label by Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachdev presented the first ever mix of motion imagery, fashion and image mapping fashion show, shown in India. Quirkbox’s collection, ‘Madness’ displayed four garments along with face mapping, motion graphics and projections. It had a clash of prints, colours and metal structures with relaxed silhouettes along with a live installation where art was projected onto the garments in a very unique presentation technique.

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Nimish Shah’s collection titled ‘Housewives of Alibaug’ consisted of silhouettes which included sharp, clean cut ones as well as flowy, romantic ones. The collection oozed a subtle, conservative sexuality with minimal, single coloured, bold looks and printed ones in sandy hues.

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Atsu Sekhose’s collection was inspired by the Naga shawls.  He converted the black and white weave of the shawls into a graphic element with contemporary silhouettes, plunging necklines, sheer panels, shimmery embroidery, fringes and tassels, and high slits.

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Manish Malhotra’s collection consisted of modern silhouettes for a stylish, young bridal entourage. Also seen, were the designer’s signature resham threadwork, clustered sequins and intricate hand embroidery on dramatic trails and off-shoulder capes, alongside floral motifs. There was a contemporary twist on traditional garments; jacket-saris; lehengas paired with sheer crop blouses and draped dupattas on anarkalis.

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-XOXO Kreena

 

Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 – Day 3

Day 3 kicked off with Drvv By Dhruv Kapur’s collection which consisted of just black long drapes, zippers, and asymmetrical cuts. the collection didn’t boast any creative colours which seemed odd because I didn’t expect the day to start off with a monotone color pallette. But nonetheless it was a clean and crisp collection.

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Huemn By Pranav Mishra And Shyma Shetty was weird to say the least. Their collection consisted of x-ray images of a persons mouth printed all over the outfit.

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Square Loop By Kanika Sachdeva didn’t leave me disappointed as she showcased a variety of ensembles and accessories in her collection. This fuss free collection in earthy colors and the crisp bags got all the brownie points.

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Nupur Kanoi’s “Eccentricity Tour” inspired by the 70’s Boho chic embraced the  flower-power madness in a quirky collection. I’m in love with the off shoulder assymetric cape/cropped top, the colorful skirts, and the drappery. the usage of white tee’s and black colars emphasized the array of colors used in her collection.

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Payal Khandwala’s “A Fine Balance” was dedicated to the strong working woman. She worked with powerful colors like maroon, royal purple, yellow, olive and black. Several long skirts, embroidered jackets, jumpsuits, maxi dresses, cropped tops, striped pants and sheer fabrics were seen in the collection.

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Amit Aggarwal’s collection inspired by architectural structures was a very unique line. The sculpted construction due to moulding metal and drape in fine chiffon and jersey gave the collection a unique twist. He incorporated rigid structures with fragile transparency, which took the collection to another level.

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I simply adored the prints, head bands, color, and the silhouettes in Anita Dongre’s AND and Global Desi collection. This was one collection that made me say “I want that” as each model walked on the runway.

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Priya Kataaria Puri’s collection called “Fast and Curious” consisted of bold, daring cuts and drapes in vibrant colors. This collection was made for a vibrant festive holiday consisting of ready-to-wear, stylish outfits meant for the beach, parties and formal evenings.
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 “Wear Nothing But Gold” collection by Vikram Phadnis in collaboration with Pond’s Gold Radiance showcased an overdose of glitz, glamour and glitter. Karisma Kapoor, the face of Pond’s Gold Radiance, added shine to the collection as Vikram’s show stopper.
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-XOXO Kreena

Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2012 – Day 5

Day 5 being the final day of the Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2012 was meant to showcase collections presented by the best designers. Prashant Chauhan was one of the few designers who presented his collection on that day. Most of his outfits comprised of floral printed fabrics as well are sheer fabrics in bright colors. His printed pants worked wonders for his collection and created flawless silhouettes.

SS Surya‘s collection was squeky clean… literally! The pure white fabrics, the atomic detailing, and the perfect cut work that was done on all his outfits gave them an elegant appeal. The showstopper wore a fabulous bright red gown which was draped impeccably.

Atithi Gupta‘s collection comprised of several pleated dresses in shades of purples and greys. It was a treat to watch Huma Qureshi (The Gangs of Wasseypur actress) strut down the runway as Gupta‘s show showstopper.

Nupur Kanoi had incorporated the several upcoming styles in her collection. I adored her peplum waist coats the most. For those of you who don’t know what peplums are, they are short overskirts or ruffles attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress. Kanoi‘s colorful lace pants made an amazing fashion statement this season. As you guys know I am a lace-a-holic ( I’m obsessed with lace fabric); her lace pants made me wanna say “I wan’t that!” everytime a model strut down the runway wearing them in different colors.

Trend Alert: Peplum tops or waist coats as well as colorful lace outfits are in this season.

Archana Kochar presented a wide range of printed sarees. The sheer printed sarees with black cut out blouses looked beautiful on the runway. Sameera Reddy looked stunning strutting down the runway as Kochar‘s showstopper.

Rajat Tangri’s “La Cosa Nostra” collection was the sexiest collection that I had watched this season. The models flirted with each other as they walked down the runway in their flowy cocktail gowns. I witnessed several outfits made of satin, lace, and shimmer fabrics in shades of pastel pink, teal, and black.

Sailex presented an extremely feminine, elegant, and a colorful collection. The bejewelled outfits consisting of stunning embellishments and metallic peplum took the collection to a whole new level.

Neeta Lulla’s Radha collection kicked off with a graceful dance performed by Hema Malini. Lulla showcased a bridal collection consisting of several pleated lehengas, anarkalis, and skirts in beautiful bright colors.

Trend Alert: You will definitely see a lot of pleats this season.

Kallol Dutta presented a collection with amazing monochrome prints. Kareena Kapoor strut down the runway in spikes and prints, where she was seen donning a printed coat along with a spike-y necklace.

Pankaj and Nidhi‘s collection comprised of white silhoutees with clean cutouts. They incorporated a lot of leather which was tasseled and tied together in most of their outfits. Their showstopper, Kareena Kapoor, was seen donning a leather fringed coat. According to me, the collection looked like a total disaster.

Trend Alert: Pull out your leather jackets, as you will definitely be seeing them this season.

In conclusion, Day 5 was a disappointment as well as the past few days. I expected the finalé to be extravagant, but it surely didn’t live upto my expectations. Well, that’s it for now, let’s just hope for a better season next year.

I would like to inform you that all the pictures used in this post are not a property of Livemodish. They have been taken from the Lakmé Fashion Week fan page on facebook. I would love to thank LFWTV that aired the show on their website and uploaded the pictures on their facebook fan page to help bloggers like me.

– XOXO Kreena

Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2012 – Day 3

The third day of the Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2012 was all about the different Indian textiles. The “Indian Textile Day” started of with Gurang‘s show which showcased a bulk of rich gold and pink fabrics. He showcased traditional Indian wear with a lot of draped-colorful- fabrics. To deliver the entire collection together he added a tinge of green in all the outfits along with a green bindi worn by all the models. He showcased full sleeved sarees, blouses and traditional dresses. All in all, I adored his collection as it wasn’t over-the-top heavy; it was light with bold colors, flow-y fabrics and simple detailing, something that is sure to sit well with the general public.

Shruti Sancheti‘s show was inspired by nomadic tribes of  the Thar desert. She used various fabrics of different textures and amples of colors. The accessories like tassels, chockers, long necklaces, and bracelets which complimented the outfits she had designed were  mind blowing .

Famous by Payal Kapoor was a treat to watch. I loved each and every outfit that she had presented. The positive factor about the collection was that all the outfits were ready to wear and sell-able. She used brocade in most of her outfits, whether it was lehengas, anarkalis, kaftans, skirts, sarees or dresses. She mostly worked with nude tones and encorporated shoulder grazing earings with all the outfits. Payal‘s show concluded with a bang as Mini Mathur strut down the runway as her showstopper.

A burst of color hit my eye when Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam showcased their collection Kapurthala. I must say, I was in love with all their outfits. They were free, flow-y, and colorful. I was impressed what these two actor-turned-self-taught designers presented  at the Lakmé Fashion Week.

Debarun‘s collection was a extremely versatile. He encorporate long sleeved blouses with sarees, short empire line tops with ghagras, scarves with long sleeved churidars, churidar bottoms under long gowns, and embroidered jackets with ghagras. He also stuck to shades of blue as a highlight in each and every outfit that he had presented. In conclusion, a very unique show.

Deepika Govind’s collection was different from what I saw throughout the day. She mixed sarees, with printed motifs in her long sleeved blouses which worked wonders for her collection. I love how the Pallu (the part of the saree that hangs behind your back) was tied in a knot at the shoulder and let loose in the back. She had used tons of interesting prints in her outfits. And, her entire collection was extremely colorful.

Krishna Mehta’s collection was mediocre at best. He presented a very nice traditional collection which in my estimations was’nt bold enough to make an impact on day three. Furthermore there was a feeling that the collections wasn’t anything new. Regardless, I enjoyed quite a few outfits from her collection.

Anita Dongre’s collection encorporated a lot of reds, pinks, and blues. I witnessed lots of flowing bustier gowns and beautifull accessories. The black shoes, beautiful neck pieces, and up-do’s worn by the models worked wonders for the show collectively. She presented a few mens outfits consisting of shaded blazers, which looked amazing. Preeti Desai‘s princess-y outfit looked gorgeous as she strut down the runway as Anita‘s showstopper.

A few interesting outfits that I saw at the Lakmé Fashion Week Talent Box:

Khem by Khushboo and Prem

Trend Alert:

  • Chunky jewelry may just be the thing this season
  • You can gamble on playing with bright colorful fabric with minimal work on traditional wear.
  • Embroidered or printed fabrics can work wonders in an outfit, to keep it to the minimal.
  • Don’t refrain from mixing-and-matching. (watch Debarun‘s show)

I would like to inform you that all the pictures used in this post are not a property of Livemodish. They have been taken from the Lakmé Fashion Week fan page on facebook. I would love to thank LFWTV that aired the show on their website and uploaded the pictures on their facebook fan page to help bloggers like me.

– XOXO Kreena

Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2012 – Day 1

The much awaited  Lakmé Fashion Week is already here. The next five days are going to be an eventful occasion for designers, celebrities, and socialites as they will be captivated by the upcoming fashion trends this season. Although, I couldn’t get access to watch all the shows live at the beautiful Grand Hyatt, I watched them live on the Lakmé Fashion Week website as the shows were aired online in their respective time slots. Conversely this post will be giving you, the reader, a glimpse into the glamorous world of Catwalks and the interesting shows that caught my attention.

To kick off Lakme fashion week the first show presented was the GenNext category. The GenNext comprises of  upcoming designers who are eager to show off their talents on the big stage. A designer by the name of  Richa Agarwal presented an amazing collection which consisted of loud colors, flowy garments, and floral printed outfits. The best part about her collection was that it was marketable and sale-able. Asa Kanzingmei’s collection was one of a kind. He presented four unique outfits. All his outfits comprised of the color red and black highlighted with white, yellow, and green. Although, his outfits were not wearable or marketable; the intricate detailing, the fabrics, the layering, and the cut work looked extremely fresh and clean.

After the GenNext show, Pia Pauro presented her collection. Her collection was very colorful and consisted too many flowy fabrics like short dresses, rompers, jumpsuits, skirts, floral blazers. She had used the pastel color pallet and a few of her outfits comprised of tribal, embroidered work. She even presented a few male garments.

Trend Alert:  For all the men out there; Colored pants and boat shoes are in guys. Go grab them!

Anushka Khanna showcased her collection at the Talent Box. Her show was of importance as it was attended by well known socialites, Karan Johar & Kareena Kapoor. Anushka Khanna’s collection comprised of garments mainly in the colour pink. According to me, she wanted to showcase the versatility of pink and shine a light on possibly an upcoming colour of the season. She shifted from a bright pink to a darker fuchsia colour and presented her outfits with alot of layering and different cuts.

Trend Alert: Pink might just be the color this season!

Moving on to a more desi theme, Payal Singhals collection which was inspired by a Rajasthani theme was extremely colorful. It embodied a wide array of colours with a lot of mirror work. With the Rajasthani music playing in the background, it was a treat to watch her show.

Trend Alert: Net is so last season! You will definitely see lehngas and anarkali’s in georgette, brocade, & velvet.

Switching to a more eccentric show Vizyon  used colors like yellow, white, black, grey, and electric blue. This show blew my mind mostly because of their cut work and amazing detailing. The cuts, layering, and the embelishments were mind blowing.But a negative to its  charismatic colours and designs is its sale-able factor which in my estimates will take years to get used to. These outfits are not wearable for everyday customers. Nevertheless, their showstopper outfit blew my mind. It was a one shouldered shimmery gold long gown with a mile long cut at the side. This outfit took their collection to a different level altogether.

As the day progressed the viewing audience transferred their gaze from the newer designers to the established more experienced designers primarily Ritu Beri who presented an amazing show. From beginning to end it was a treat to watch the show with french inspired outfits. The french music playing in the background worked wonders with the ‘Paris’ theme. She showcased brilliant outfits like dungaree made with jeans fabric, jeans boots, lace coats, colorful embroidered pants, feathers, and a lot more. Ah… I can’t stop talking about this show.

Trend Alert: Color full pants are in this season, and with minimal embroidery on it will work wonders.

Pallavi Jaikishan‘s show was a perfect way to end the Day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week. She presented her bridal collection consisting of bright orange, yellow, pink and red sarees and lehengas. She concentrated a lot on floral prints which were seen on the lehengas and the floral hand work which was done on most of the blouse pieces.

All in all, Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2012 kicked off with an amazing start. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in the next four days.

I would like to inform you that all the pictures used in this post are not a property of Livemodish. They have been taken from the Lakmé Fashion Week fan page on facebook. I would love to thank LFWTV that aired the show on their website and uploaded the pictures on their facebook fan page to help bloggers like me.

-XOXO Kreena