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 W/F 2012 – Day 2

The second day of Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2012 kicked off with Aarti Vijay Gupta‘s collection. As the models started to strut down the ramp, my mind  flashed back to Masaba Gupta‘s past collections at the Lakmé Fashion Week. I saw the bold prints, the clean cuts, & minimal accessories and I wondered whether these two were related? Haha. Nonetheless, Aarti Vijay Gupta‘s collection showcased the journey of an upcoming fashion designer through the sketches of a human figure, to images of croquis, and the color wheels composed on her outfits.
Trend Alert: You will definitely see a lot of prints this season.
Nikhil Thampa presented a bold and dark textured collection which consisted  of fabrics like velvet and crépe in monotone hues. He even used grunge music for setting a beat for the models to promenade down the ramp which further enhanced his theme.
Sidharta Aryan showcased a very colorful collection. He used beautiful neon prints on the fabrics which worked wonders in presenting the outfits collectively.
Trend alert: Neons may just be the thing this season.
The collection Sundari by Yogesh Chaudary  which blew my mind. I could not get over the fact that a person could even think of such a concept for a fashion show. His collection revolved around Pacman, yes, the game Pacman that we used to play when we were in school. He created beautiful jumpsuits, shorts, dresses, skirts, and even sarees designed with Pacman print. He enculcated the color blue in all his outfits along with yellow and orange as white was his base color. It was a treat to watch his show due to the Pacman song that was playing in the background along with the audio from the game itself. Apart from the apparel and music his accesories were Pacman-ized too! He presented gold plated cut-outs of Pacman binded together for necklaces and earrings. All I’ve got to say is that this was my favorite collection of the day and the brownie points solely go to the theme of the show.
But with everything there needs to be a stark contrast and Shift by Nimish Shah was one of the few shows that actually showcased a winter collecion. He included either a scarf, a jacket, a shawl, or a coat with a hint or retro-ness in each and every outfit that he had presented. Shah definitely knew what he was here for.
The Sadhu and Samurai themed show presented by Payal Khandwala was all about draping. She had draped her fabrics fabulously in each and every one of her outfits. The color pallete she chose for her Sadhu and Samurai collection was deep reds, orange, yellows, and browns for obvious reasons. Although her collection was unique, it was not marketable or sale-able. I highly doubt you’ll see people wearing her outfits in the bustling streets of Mumbai.
Komal Sood worked with alot of sequin and and flowy fabrics. Her collection consisted of a lot of long gowns in bright colors. And the highlight of her show was Siddhartha Mallya who walked down the ramp in a classic black suit to conclude the show.
Babita Malkani used quite a bit of tie-dye effect along with beautiful drapping which worked wonders for her collection.
Drashta‘s show was another one of my favorites for Day 2. I can confidently say that because I said ‘I want that!” after each and every outfit that was presented on the ramp. Her collection was so me! It was definitely girly due to the liquid fabrics, pop of bright colors, and accentuating accessories which complimented each and every outfit in the collection.
Wendell Rodricks presented a flow-y colorful collection consisting of flawless silhouettes. He  had beautiful cuts, draping, and a dash of an out-of-the-box colour in all the outfits that he had presented.
Trend Alert: You definitely saw prints in three of the collections today and bright colorful fabrics in the remaining ones, so I believe you know what you need to look out for this season.

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