Weekends are meant for everyone to sit back, relax and catch up with the pile of laundry and many more daily chores but this weekend, we just couldn’t put aside the hot updates from the Lakme Fashion Week.
Day 3 and day 4 of the extravagant fashion week has kept us occupied, engrossed and totally entertained. You must have by now glanced through the showstoppers representing each designer but if you are a fashion enthusiast, dig into the runway report for more elaborate details of their compilations.
Titled ‘Concrete’, Urvashi Joneja’s latest collection was strong and impactful. In bold colors, varied silhouettes like off-shoulders, asymmetrical peplum blouses, ruffles and many more, the collection was truly sensational. 3D appliques and prints like building blocks, staircases and many more were what caught the onlooker’s attention.
Sarah Jane Dias walked the ramp for the designer in a floor-length outfit that sprinkled rainbow color all along the path. That was one striking style that depicted the vibrant and fun spirited theme of the designer’s compilation.
From sweater, coats, woven pants, saris, to coats and trenches, Nikita Mhaisalkar’s collection was a pure compilation of glitz and glam. Strongly designed in shades of black, steel, slate and charcoal with surprising pops of tangerine, the ensembles were artistic.
Kalki Koechlin as a showstopper struck like the lighting on the runway in sequined pant suit clubbed with a stark white trench coat. The geometric eye makeup rolled in an edgy feel to her glamorous avatar.
Naming his compilation ‘Chitravali’, Gaurang Shah brought together the beauty of hand-painted Kalamkari on Kanchipuram silk. In natural dyes like the bark flower and root, blue from indigo, red very similar to pomegranate seeds and many more, each outfit was crafted to speak elegance, tradition, and fashion.
The designer’s fashion exhibit was purely artistic stretching over a range of colors, silhouettes, and fabrics. Right from sheath dress, crop tops, bell bottoms to palazzos, jumpsuits, jackets, and skirts, Neha Agarwal created fashion features that left the onlookers speechless.
Chitrangada Singh was the showstopper for the designer and she created a sensation on the ramp walking in a multicolored, printed bold trumpet dress. Her bronze makeup, the nose ring, and the center braided hairdo gave the perfect tribal vibe to her avatar.
From saris, lehengas, jackets to kurtas, each piece was designed by the ace designer Rahul Mishra with breathtaking handloom embroidery of flora and fauna. The bright choice of hues like gold, deep reds, orange, corals, and pastel greens, creams etc., added elegance and beauty to the stunning collection.
Rahul Mishra picked Shraddha Kapoor as his muse and the lovely lady glided down the runway in a cream and red floral compilation of crane lehenga with hand embroidered muga silk blouse and chintz scalloped dupatta.
Falguni Shane Peacock x Farah Khan
This season Falguni and Shane Peacock, the designer duo collaborated with the jeweler, Farah Khan and created an enigmatic intergalactic collection named ‘Cassiopeia’. Beautifully fitted outfits ranging from floor length gowns to micro minis, the collection was picturesque. Heavy embellishments and sequins in rocking colors and geometric patterns, the designer and jeweler opened a new door of fashion.
Amit Aggarwal presented the best of his artwork I.e. structural creations like paneled skirts, molded blouses, sari drape dress patterns. In metallic palette of gold, silver, copper with a pinch of midnight blue, wine red etc, he created eye-candy collection
Esha Gupta was the showstopper for the designer and the lady melted everyone’s heart by gliding down the runway in a blue and sunflower gold lehenga choli. Dia Mirza was also spotted walking the path in a rich wine and gold colored outfit.
SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi
Sonam and Paras Modi, this winter /festive season decided to bring Kashmir onto their creations and they did an excellent job at it. Chinar tree, twines, floral vines and birds on sheers, velvets and silks looked resplendent. The spirit of Kashmir reflected royally through the outfits silhouettes, prints, and colors.
Vaani Kapoor walked the ramp for the designer duo in a rich red lehenga with gold toned prints along the hemline.
Inspired and dedicated to the beautiful princess of Hyderabad, Niloufer, Anushree Reddy created a compilation in both a pretty pleasing color palette and bright burnt oranges and yellows. The bridal collection in peachy pinks was beautiful and attractive giving a royal feel.
Nargis Fakhri was the stunning showstopper of the designer and she turned everyone’s head by walking the ramp in mellowed yet brilliant colors of yellow, silver and pink.
Shriya Saran was also spotted at the event in a floral floor length outfit from the designer’s label.
From deep to bright color palette, Nachiket Barve created a bridal collection in delicate cuts like toga drapes, paneled skirts, cowled pants, and capes. Thoroughly inspired by the Greco-Roman goddesses, the collection composed of gilded Greco Roman wreaths, apple blossoms, and Greek letters.
Saiyami Kher walked the ramp as the showstopper for the designer in a striking blue layered lehenga. With her curls in place and the cape adding richness to her avatar, she looked fantastic.
Manoj Agarwal’s collection at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 was purely authentic and rich in heritage. Raw silk and tulle were blended beautifully to create the traditional avatars.
Elli Avram graced the runway as a showstopper for Manoj Agarwal in a royal red outfit with rich, heavy embroidery of the bridal theme. The bindi, the red pout, and antique looking jewelry added a pure ethnic feel to her style.
Hope you enjoyed the fashion tit-bits of day 3 and day 4 of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017. Stay tuned for the finale fashion notes!
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