Farah Sanjana’s new collection ‘TALES FROM THE DEEP’, is an extremely modern take on today’s style trends. Think Unisex garments where Cruise + Sporty = Minimalist Chic. Actor Gautam Gulati who will soon be seen in Azhar movie, scorched the ramp for the designer.
Long white maxis, pastel stripes and a complete colour palette of light blue, white and beige dominated the collection at Rara Avis. What stood out were the knee length pallazos worn with a long kurti, boho-based accessories and some fun carry bags.
Midi dresses, loose shirts with squirrel prints, bears on skirts and butterfly and bunny prints on fun, relaxed silhouettes. From the vegetable garden last season, Aartivijay Gupta went the whole hog in bringing our kindergarten memories to life with her new line.
A complete floral story was seen at Shriya Som’s collection. From long evening gowns to structured pantsuits, this was a versatile wardrobe that even shifted to shimmery evening wear.
From flowy bell-sleeved cocktail dresses and pussy bow blouses to sequinned skirts, sheer trenches and high slit maxis, Verb by Pallavi Singhee was high on sensuality. A promising line up for your upcoming soirees.
I am design packed a punch with lehengas paired with winged cholis, asymmetrical fringed dresses and jumpsuits. Fanny packs fastened atop travel pants get our vote!
The revival of the McQueen fused with a hint of GOTHIC CULT has worked marvelously for Lalit Dalmia’s Summer Resort 2016 collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2016. Lalit flaunted his creative skills in constructing garments shouting of emotions like eroticism and lust translated through a carefully crafted colour palette with dominant tones of midnight blues, Ox blood, peach and fuchsia.
Opulent lehengas in dark greens, bright reds and mustard with a few pocketed cholislit up Saroj Jalan’s runway. This one’s for the Indian brides who are looking for something different yet traditional.
Ajio urges you to throw your satorial #DoubtIsOut of the picture and dress up fearlessly. From boardroom meetings to lazy afternoons, and early brunches to after parties, the brand’s debut line has got you covered. Leather jackets with saris, long line coats, graphic skirts, palazzo pants, belted saris and much more in colours ranging from nudes to tangerines… the choices here are endless.
Like always, Payal Khandwala wooed us with her artistic designs that were every bit wearable. Jumpsuits, kaftans, dresses, palazzo pants, shirts atop saris, low waist dresses all carried her signature relaxed vibe. Leather bags, belts and geometrical jewellery were on point. A classy collection like none other.
Delhi designer Siddhartha Bansal’s collection called “Story Teller” revealed an elegant feminine fashionable tale on the ramp. Revolving around the story of the mythological divine bovine goddess, Kamadhenu, described as mother of all cows, Siddhartha was inspired by the gates and doors of Indian vintage Havelis. But while the inspiration was historic, Siddhartha’s shapes were ultra-modern and ideal for the fashion forward 21st century woman.
With sporty bomber jackets, tank tops, track pants, sweat shirts, minis, cropped jackets, full circle skirts, oversized jackets and figure hugging peplum dresses, Siddhartha added a profusion of prints-on-prints, layering and quirky accessories like sneakers, back packs, clutches, and contrasted them with Indian traditional jewellery.
Layers and quirky pockets at QUO by Ishita Mangal wooed us on Day – 4 of Lakme Fashion Week. ‘Misprision of treason’ is inspired from the people engaged in the investigation of a crime scene. Some of the clothes depict the crime scene, while others depict the roles of detectives, police officers and analysts involved in the same. “My upcoming collection is a dramatic story which is depicted through each of the garments designed – from dramatic prints, slogans, silhouettes and accessories,” says Ishita.
The collection of THREE is inspired from the simplicity, beauty and our love for white. Heavy layering of some soft thin cotton and poplin layers mixed with navy asymmetric stripes. Sticking to brands identity the collection showcases contrast of anti – fit silhouettes and sharp tailoring.
Shivan and Narresh took inspiration from artist Fernand Leger’s works and translated them onto everything from needle-fringed kaftans, neoprene lehengas and bikini saris, to sexy bralets, body suits, trikinis and raindrop dresses.
Menswear designer Kunal Rawal put up an amazing show with immaculately tailored ethnics perfect for the wedding season. To all the best-dressed men out there, stream-lined pyjamas, embroidered nehru jackets, sleeveless kurtas, drop crotch pants and double jackets are a must in your wardrobe.
A riot of colours and prints, essentially of the Chhap Tilak, sliced garlic and chillies were spotted on various silhouettes. Voluminous garbage-bag pants, pencil-shaved frill pre-stitched saris and deconstructed blazers defined the collection. Masaba showed us how to break down any look into separates as opposed to to wearing it together.
Arjun Saluja’s latest collection for his label Rishta delves into the desolation of abandonment, and the instincts of survival and self-preservation it jolts into gear.
Saluja’s clothes are designed keeping a very particular kind of man and woman in mind, but given their complete disregard of societal and sartorial mores, they may be just the kind of people we should strive to be.
Monisha Jaising wooed the audience with a collection that defined mystique glam. The show started with a beautiful range of embroidered denims and gradually progressed to embellished gowns, fringe separates and metallic appliqué overalls in bursts of gold, ivory and brown.
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