The Winter/Festive Lakme Fashion Week was closed on a high note, which is considered to be one of the stunning Grand Finales of the year so far.
The ace designer, Sabysachi Mukherjee’s pièce de résistance, inspired by the by the limited edition Lakmé Absolute Royal collection, had the audience bemused with their elegance and beauty.
While the black wooden panels lit on either side of the ramp set the mood, the 7 luxe chandeliers on stage created a dramatic yet vintage ambience. The large mirrors and red roses added flavors to the backdrop and the pillars adorned in silver coats reminded us of a gentleman’s jazz nightclub in London.
As they say, the best is always saved for the last, Sabysachi’s imperial show proved this idiom. His collections, which were inspiration of the Lakmé Absolute Royal products, were a tribute to the regal era of queens.
His designs simulated a rich shade palette across Lakme Absolute Creme Lip Colors, Absolute Shine Line Eyeliner and Absolute Royal Nail Colors.
The jaw-dropping stately outfits, which swept across the runway and aroused an imposing queen of bygone eras were ensembled in shades of gold as well as regal hues and were definitely a vision of beauty.
This year, this Bengali designer was determined to reinforce the juxtaposition of maximalism against minimalism by setting up a whimsical design theme.
These milieus were unified by a fresh essence in the form of sheer sarees being paired with mini skirt petticoats, which is a variation in itself; micro mini dresses, cropped tops and waistcoats and peplum silhouettes wrapped with paneled sports jackets.
Amidst the Kashmiri embroidered detailing and lace work, the delicate signature Sabysasachi prints added volume to the exhibition of intricate paneling and layering.
Acid-burnt zardosi festooned a luxury leopard printed khadi that was a new-fashioned showcase of the entire collection that manifested the feline suave of a modern cosmopolitan.
The Lakme Fashion Week had kicked off with a dramatic live performance by Rachel Varghese, to which the audience rocked to the hit tunes. The theme from Pink Panther movie had all the while filled the Ballroom of Grand Hyatt, as Indrani Dasgupta sizzled the ramp in an opulent crystal choli, net sari over printed lehenga.
Sabyasachi’s unveiling of one of the most sensational collections of 57 couture creations created history. A myriad of sherwanis and bandgalas in black/red with tonal embroidery were dominating the ramp one after the other, followed by all-black lace sarees with long sleeved choli with mini petticoat and the belted jacket in brocade.
While cholis were sedate with long sleeves sometimes paired with waistcoats, men’s wear was vibrant with sherwanis, Jodhpuri jackets and bandgalas in printed or plain fabric.
This is what Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovation, Lakmé had to say
‘It’s a moment of pride for us at Lakmé as we witnessed one of the most avant garde translations of the Lakmé beauty statement. Sabyasachi has always been synonymous with royalty and it was an exciting journey to co-create the contemporary royal looks for the festive season with him. Whether it is regal colours and silhouettes or the imperial red lips, we are confident that we will see the statement of opulent royalty off the runways this winter-festive in a big way.”
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