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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


-XOXO Kreena


Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 – Day 1

The much awaited Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 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.

Manish Malhotra kicked off the Lakme Fashion Week W/R 2013 on Day 0 with his eye catching collection called “Reflections.”  The collection showcased Indian traditions, cultures, rituals and vibrant colour spectrums for the fusion line. It was quite apparent that he used colour blocking in his outfits. You could also see hints of shimmer and sheer fabric in a lot of his garments along with low backs and Kashmiri work. Palazzo pants (the on-going FAD) was impeccably incorporated in his collection. Conversely the mens collection was different with the use of vertical lines. Understandably Manish Malhotra being “Manish Malhotra” has a popularity unsurpassed to any other Indian designer, and it was quite evident to see his greatness showcased at the fashion show, when his viewers were among the handful of celebrities and Bollywood personalities.


Our second designer was Nikhil Thampi. I have been following Nikhil Thampi’s collections since the past two years and he never ceases to amaze me. He played around with gold, black, and white colors with Kathakali mask and gold discs motifs, deep cuts and high slits, with impeccable draping. I simply LOVED his collection.


Nishka Lulla and ‘Shift‘ by Nimish Shah on the other hand had quite the mundane collection that didn’t seem to amaze me. But they were definitely the most well finished collections of the day. You be the judge from the pictures below.


Debarun Vijay‘s collection comprised of red and gold. The traditional outfits had a lot of prints embroideries, beautiful cuts on the tops and heavily bordered sarees. Overall I loved the collection.


Balhara‘s collection consisted of simple cuts and lines in shades of light brown, blue, and white. Socks with heels, shoulder padded jackets, sheer fabrics, motifs, and antique embellishments were seen in his collection.


Shilpa Reddy‘s collection was unique and it consisted of corsets and jacket blouses with sarees, high-low sheer tops and skirts, quirky shoulders and a lot of shimmer!


Jatin Varma‘s collection “Eden to Paradise” was beautifully crafted with brilliant silhouettes in tropical colors like red, pink and blue. The sheer fluid fabrics and cuts gave the collection a sensual look. With titanium playing in the background it was a treat to watch his show.


Payal Singhal‘s ‘Char Bagh‘ or four gardens of Persia inspired collection on the other hand consisted of simple lines and cuts. She incorporated assymetrical sleeves, cropped tops, ballooned sleeves, harems and jodhpuri pants in her collection. This time slot was worth waiting for.


Priyadarshini Rao’s collection showcased a graceful and magnetic touch of Indian print with a slight bohemian edge. Her collection consisted of tasseled scarves, floral jackets,  wide legged trousers, dark colors, prints and patchwork.


Ranna Gill‘s collection presented by Mauitius Tourism was inspired by the serene beaches and island resorts. Corals, blues, and sunny yellow colors were the highlight of the show along with exotic prints. I still don’t understand why a “Summery” collection was showcased during the “Winter/Festives” but I guess Mumbai doesn’t have much of a winter to boast in the first place :P, all in all it was a great collection!


Day 1 concluded with Anita Dongre‘s collection inspired by her bridal muse — Nayantara, who is a young, effervescent girl who challenges convention, yet loves all things traditional. Her silhouettes consisted of linear symmetry and embroidery in geometric shapes and patterns, bright fabrics, bandhni pattern, architectural splendor and detailing of Jantar Mantar.


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– XOXO Kreena