Day four of the Lakmé Fashion Week boasted of a starry line-up that was hard to miss. Designers put their best foot forward and brought out the best in fashion.
When geometry and fashion merge creatively for a collection, the result is a grand offering of stunning ensembles. Disha Patil’s stylish offering, “The Labyrinth” at Lakmé Fashion Week 2020. It was sacred geometry that inspired Disha’s creativity as she delved deeply into symbols like, Seed of Life, Flower of Life, the Sri Yantra and the Metatron’s Cube. To highlight her unconventional inspiration, Disha’s embellishments were an intricate look at beadwork, palettes and sequins, which were precisely added to shimmer on the festive wear. The pastel colour palette with ivory, greys and pinks for the bridal creations pointed to a distinct fusion look. Disha eliminated the dupatta from the lehenga, choli, trio and instead brought in stylish one- shoulder drapes and paid creative attention to the choli, which often resembled an ornate waistcoat.
Masumi Mewawala’s ‘Pink Peacock Couture’ label has always brought the luxurious looks that are ideal for high fashion occasion ensembles. Masumi’s “Adorn” couture line was a dazzling jewelled display that recreated the romance and vintage appeal of the Elizabethan era but with lavish splashes of contemporary touches. Couture offering that revolved around pastel hues lilac, grey, onion pink, nude and tan, which gradually moved gently to midnight blue and dusky pink that reflected the jewelled tones. The elegantly constructed jackets, flouncy capes, sumptuously encrusted gowns; elegant lehengas, structured corsets and glamorous coordinated sets were the highlights of the line.
The “Rouge” collection was all about vibrant seductive adventurous and bold clothes that will win the wearer showers of accolades wherever she goes. Jayanti’s kaleidoscopic fashion directions started with the fabric base. Here it was the luxuriously elegant silks, the sheer beauty of traditional Chanderi and the slinky glamour of satin that enchanted her imagination. The silhouettes that fitted perfectly into the festive and bridal mood, moved from sumptuous lehenga, choli, and dupatta trios, then added regal fluid capes and completed the fashionable menu with innovatively draped skirts. From tantalizing tiny cape blouses to regal long-sleeved cholis matched with asymmetric robes, Jayanti’s homage to red moved to long-sleeved gowns with scalloped bib necklines,
puff-sleeved jackets and innovatively woven matted cholis.
Sukriti & Aakriti
Celebrating fashion for the festivities, designing duo, Sukriti and Aakriti unveiled their “Neo-Phulkari” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week 2020 Digital First Season Fluid Edition. Phulkari, which means ‘flower work’, was a great theme for the dual designers to work with, as they showered their creations with this traditional, vibrantly, coloured, embroidery technique that originated in Punjab. This embellishment that often appears on bridal trousseaux was given a revival touch by the designers, who incorporated it in fluid forms onto the Indian silhouettes. The base of the craft was the organic fabric as well as the naturally dyed gota work. In addition, Sukriti and Aakriti gave a creative contemporary thrust to Phulkari, so that it had a wider global appeal.
Anushree Reddy’s bridal collections have been the most sought after by the brides and their entourage for years. At Lakmé Fashion Week 2020 Digital First Season Fluid Edition, Anushree unveiled another dazzling offering “Nazira” for bridal trousseaux shoppers. Once again there was that uber reflection of romance and femininity in the ensembles as they glided through the show on elegant models. Anushree’s creative design directions have always been deeply rooted in traditions, which she once again unveiled for her garments. The colour spread offered by Anushree, showcased a delightful array of hues. There was the ever-neutral pristine ivory as well as the haute bridal favourites like peachy pink, cherry red, strong royal purple and regal navy.
Ridhi Mehra’s collections have always moved with the fashion-forward trends season after season. For Lakmé Fashion Week 2020 Digital First Season Fluid Edition, Ridhi’s collection called “Reflections” moved from modifying to modernising the fashion story. The leitmotif of
the line was the ever-popular mirror work that was balanced with innovative designs and techniques. The inspiration was the royal heritage of Kutch that brought forth the characteristic bohemian craft, in a riot of the colour power play but suited to the contemporary silhouettes. Keeping mirror work as the focal point on the ensembles, Ridhi fused in mixed elements of Gota Patti and zari on the silks as well as the prints that highlighted the fabrics like chiffon and organza. Offering a variety of silhouettes to suit the ethnic and western dresser, Ridhi unveiled swirling anarkalis and luxuriously embellished saris and then moved to stylish jumpsuits with interesting design directions.
Punit’s latest collection “Muneer” at Lakmé Fashion Week 2020 Digital First Season Fluid Edition was a grand showcase of block prints in natural organic dyes to highlight the varying silhouettes and construction of the garments. It was also a celebration of new beginnings, beauty, hope and an awakening. In addition, skilled artisans executed the colour palette and the eco-friendly techniques incorporated to enhance the beauty of the collection. Jaipur, Punit’s hometown was the perfect inspiration that creatively drove the collection into an eye-catching look. The colour format favoured the very feminine royal intense pink of the rose, which is a tone woman adore.
Displaying an uber-cool collection called Process for the Indian fashion-forward man, NEXA presented Kunal Rawal’s uber-cool stylish ethnic black tie look for night-time glamour at Lakmé Fashion Week 2020 Digital First Season Fluid Edition. Inspired by the colours of NEXA, the collection was spread over a military shade card of black, off-white and grey. It was a definite stylish fashion statement that not only offered interesting silhouettes and shapes but also brought together a line of versatile formal separates that had distinct mix and match possibilities.
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