Day 2: Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 | Verve Magazine
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March 31, 2016

Day 2: Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016

Compiled by Tanisha Choudhury, Wyanet Vaz and Saumya Sinha. Photographs by Prateek Patel and Lakme Fashion Week

Catch all the latest looks and hautest offerings, straight off the runway

Wendell Rodricks

Wendell Rodricks’ walkthrough saw models decked in ghagras, saris with floor length cape blouses, bolero choga, khadi kurtas, pleated skirts, tunics and churidars. Interesting numbers like dhoti-jumpsuit-sari and farshi pyjamas were a step ahead in fusion and hybrid fashion.

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11.11 by Cell DSGN

11.11 demonstrated the story of dressing up with an interactive show where models dressed in soft laidback trousers and shirts, and sensuous draped garments  sashayed down the runway as designers added the finishing touches to their looks. We’re swooning over the indigo hued separates!


#indiacollective presented an exciting take on sustainable fashion that resonates with the new age fashionista. A display of dresses paired with shirts made using handwoven indigo dye at Maku while Injiri showcased clean and minimalistic separates in whites and blacks using organic cotton. The Aish Life displayed a line up of monochrome numbers created through jamdani, Pashmina and khamir cotton; Deepa Gurnani’s runway saw real women donning exquisite jewellery in brass, antique metallics and bright golds and finally NorBlack NorWhite grabbed every eye with modern, chic creations such as flared dresses, gleaming jackets and more through a mashup of  techniques from Kutch, Kerala and Andhra.

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    Aish Life
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    Deepa Gurnani
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    NorBlack NorWhite
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    NorBlack NorWhite


Gaurang gave his signature style a Spanish twist with saris paired with puffed up and ruffle-sleeved blouses followed by a series of dramatic floor-grazing gowns in nudes and delicate morning hues. The sharp pleats and dramatic ruffles were a refreshing break from his previous collections.

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The handwoven story at Paromita Banerjee’s collection included bengal handweaves like Dhakai Jamdani, Malkha Khadi and fine mul mul block prints. The global wardrobe with regional influences had the six yard sari and the LBD.


Kaftans over harems, casual drapes and belts paired with saris defined Mrinalini’s collection. The dusty hues of beiges and browns were uplifted by ensembles in red and black.

The Meraki Project

Fun, bright colours, ikat prints and tan gladiators made for an interesting collection by The Meraki Project. We loved the cool separates and the fact that they use sustainable textiles is reason enough to add this to your summer story.

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  • The Meraki Project


Influenced by Gurunsi architecture and the decorated walls of Burkina Faso, the clothes at Indigene were geometric and linear. This collection revived the crochet bag, and brought back a fluid organic look.


Oversized coats, colour blocked jumpsuits and rolled up pants made for a breezy collection at ASA. Despite the over dose of stripes, we’re still favouring the light, comfort wear.

Swati Vijaivargie

One of the cutest collections of the season, Swati Vijaivargie added poetry into design with intricate aari embroidery, fun coral stripes, patchwork and appliqué work. Perfect for a non conformist boho traveller, we loved the khadis, cottons and chanderis.

Read about what inspired this collection here.

Debashri Samanta

Debashri Samanta’s collection revolved around the signature element of summer – floral prints, but in indigo. Hints of neon added a dash of playfulness to the collection. We particularly loved the used of pompoms over the intense blue.

Amrich Designs

Creating a collection that embodied several hand processes like ikat, shibori and block printing, Amrich Designs was all about contemporary wear. Leftover up-cycled material found its way into the collection. We especially loved the over sized tote in shades of beige and blue.

Swati Kalsi

Swati Kalsi played around with the wild hues of red and black. Contemporary Indian wear was complemented by cool woven gladiators. Knee-length pants over short kurtis seems like a promising style this season.

Swati & Sunaina

Muslins woven with handspun cotton, gossamer like jamdanis were spotted at Swati & Sunaina’s collection. For evening wear pure zari saris were complemented by Mughal motifs. Corals, soothing blues and pinks encompassed the summery colour palette.

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Read about what inspired this collection here.


Effortless dressing defined the collection at Pella. Various shades of beige and browns took over the runway. We loved the free-flowing garments and the comfort they promise during the warm days of summer.

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