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March 21, 2015

Lakmé Fashion Week Day 3: To Infinity and Beyond

Text by Saumya Sinha. Compiled by Wyanet Vaz

Liberating silhouettes, edgy ornaments, and sophisticated nonchalance… Day 3 witnessed a futuristic phenomenon on the runway

Nitya Arora’s jewellery collection for Valliyan brought life to the modern day Princess Leia, extracting strong inspirations from Star Wars and the galactic world. Body harnesses, cuffs, star burst tiaras, multi necklace chokers and solar system pendants were some of the pieces that recreated the mood. Nikhil Thampi’s upbeat Bollywood inspired collection from the 90s came to life in reflective lamé and shimmer fabrics with a gold and gunmetal palette. Nimish Shah’s collection for the global traveller had easy separates in cotton, linen, cotton silk and khadi. Abstract florals and matte pastels added to the gentle mood.

In an effort to liberate women, DRVV by Dhruv Kapur introduced bold de-constructed looks. Arunima Majhi’s collection titled ‘Secrets of the sea’ was a mix of conceptual pieces and separates, whereas, Surbhi Shekhar brought a summer bonhomie to the ramp with flirtatious sheer play.

Jatin Varma unveiled intricate laser cut techniques via cascading ruffles, panelled skirts, cut-work bibs for his collection titled ‘Falling in LOVE’. Unfinished edges, panels, fringing, vinyl foil and plastic pieces stood out on Dhruv Kapoor’s versatile collection with see through lace pants and latex-infused garments. Anuj Bhutani for his label “Reboot” showcased a travel-inspired collection for both men and women with structured and clean cut pieces.

Bringing an exotic end to day 3 was Gauri Khan’s début collection for Satya Paul, marking the 30th anniversary of the brand. The collection revealed a line of casual and holiday wear ensembles with sheer tunics, fluid kaftans, versatile shift dresses and elegant saris, all in botanical prints.

In case you missed it: Opening show, Day 1, All Access Day 1, Day 2, All Access Day 2 and 3.

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