Day 5: Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016
While Rohit Bal’s show included a spectacular light show and theatrical atmosphere, the clothes had an understated glamour. Models twirled in Bal’s typical voluminous silhouettes in colours of ivory, gold, and jewels tones. Titled ‘Koroshini’, the collection and the show were truly dazzling.
Karn Malhotra’s pret line was oh-so-chic from head to toe starting with rompers, bodysuits, knee length cocktail and maxi dresses to crop tops and jackets crafted in crepe, scuba lycra and poly blends. A base palette of black and white worked as an ideal canvas for other hues such as pink, green and purple.
Rahul Mishra’s handmade collection titled ‘Knots of Love’ had embroidered denim bombers, jackets, slim pants, and lots of bandhini numbers such as saris, silk dresses, wrap tops, shirt dresses and more. Hybrid silhouettes, neoprene jumpers and quilted long dresses added variety to his impressive line.
Sourabh Kant Shrivastava
Inspired by cherry blossoms, Neeta Lulla took bridal wear a notch further with edgy silhouettes and androgyny that has been softened with lace and drapes. From draped jackets teamed with anarkalis to polo shirts as crop tops and printed draped pants, this collection was all about unleashing your bold side.
Rimi Nayak narrated a denim story fancily paired with hand woven khadi cotton, satin and crepe. The colours moved from cold white and ice blue to deeper shades of ebony and azure, and ended with a colourful mosaic twist. Digital printing, ripped and frayed denims and tiny puppet tassels took the love of denim to the next level.
Prama by Pratima Pandey
Laying emphasis on natural fabrics and indigenous embroidery techniques, Pratima Pandey’s collection was a complete ivory story. Romantic hints of florals in red and gold were seen on chanderi fabrics. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic novel The Proposal, it’s apt to say that we fell in love.
Urvashi Joneja’s collection very cleverly explores three dimensional textures and prints, and experiments in brocade. Hues of moss green, mustard and summer blues are paired with tan and nude accessories for a classy resort look.
Finely tailored garments were the high point at Dhruv Vaish. Even though men may not be too kicked about sporting jumpsuits, this designer schooled us on how to get it right. Geometric, interwoven patterns and a little bit of aztec made up the bulk of this collection.
Inspired by the works of Paul Gauguin, Garo by Priyangsu and Sweta Tantia merges the rich styles and textures of India with present day fashion sensibilities. A lot of asymmetry was seen on the runway along with soft handloom chanderi, cotton matka, and woven bapta silk. Most importantly, it was an ode to the long forgotten artisans, who are the hands behind our garments.