Aimed at bridal wear for spring/summer, Shyamal and Bhumika presented their collection called “A Mystical Garden” which was a floral fantasy at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.The Grand Hyatt Ballroom was turned into a fragrant garden with a backdrop of trellised flower bouquets and rows of blossoms that lined either side of the ramp.Inspired by the romantic Edwardian era, there was a marked Gothic influence.The designers chose a variety of lavish fabrics to maintain the bridal look. Raw silks were at the top of the list with net, satin, silk dupioni and sensuous crepe georgette . Colours that blossomed on the runway, created a riot of floral hues as peach, beige, rose, moonlight, dusty aqua, chocolate brown, deep wine and other tones created magic on the ramp. A variety of silhouettes were offered to the resort bride by the designing duo. Classic flared tented voluminous skirts swirled with empire lines, while gentle drapes gave the bias flared maxis and gowns. For more sultry touches, sexy embellished net bodices and corsets added to the glamour of the collections. Looking stunning on the ramp were the silk flared gowns, cowled ankle length satin dress, layered net maxis.
Lalit Sengar showcased his bebut collection “Sylvan Swain” at Lakme Fashion Week. The collection reflected the perfect with right touches of style and creativity combining texture, space and colour. The mixed collection was whimsical with cutting edge construction and perfect tailoring. Male model walked the ramp with onesided-golden-eye mask, giving it all mafia look. The sengar guys accessorised in gold necklace, and the jewel peice that covered the lips and forhand – it was all feast for the eyes. The clothes were created out of Indian textiles like cotton, chanderi and linen. VJ and actor Purab Kohli walked the ramp as showstopper in printed jacket paired up with baggy pants. See here full collection
The collection called “Please Have a seat” by Mrinalini Chandra was inspired by the humble chair that is present in every home. The collection was a visual feast for the audience as the models walked the ramp in elegant feminine silhouette that was highly complimented with the gold jewellery. The neck pieces were inspired from geometric chair designs and large brooch from zodiac wheel. Hair ornaments, shoulder dusters and nose rings also formed the part of jewellery presented in the show. Models walking the ramp bare-lagged were what made the collection even more authentic. White sharp blazer and trouser were also present. The model walking in pink plain saree with big nose piece, neck piece, earrings and Bengals was my favourite look. Ms Mrinalini knows what a girl/woman of any age would admire the most and how to get it delivered right. I will give 10 out of 10 for the stricking jewellery collection that every woman in the Grand Hyatt ballroom was insatiably lusting over.! Click here to see the entire collection.
Under his Label DRVV, young designer Dhruv Kapur presented his Summer Resort collection at Lakme Fashion Week. The collection reflected duplicity and duality in monochromes. The designer played unsafe with unconventional detailing like double waistbands and lapels along with detachable sleeves. The two faced garments with more interesting design elements, like coat back jumpsuit, skirt back trouser, and trail dress took over the ramp. The silhouette was created from the fabrics like double sided crêpe, georgette, cotton sateen, organza and silk flat chiffon. The French cuff and built in bow shirt also form a part of these 12 garments collection.
There was the complete male silhouette at Lakme Fashion Week day 1 that everyone was talking about. The guy knows how to steal the show and how to make everyone compliment you and talk about you. NIFT graduate Ujjawal Dubey with his label, “Antar Agni” created a sartorial men silhouette that takes inspiration from Middle and Far East. The collection titled “No longer the Hunted” revealed the rugged look that moved from woven to knits. The trousers were wide and roomy (for which I’d loosely use the term “Harem”) provided the Afghani male’s natural vibes. Natural shades of grey, black, beige and deep electric added excitement to the garments.See more pictures here.
As many of you already know, I am attending the Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 14. Lakme fashion week is said to be India’s biggest fashion event.Here are my favourite looks from the day 1.