All You Need To Know – Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2012

Fashion week is everyone’s sartorial paradise. The whole aura surrounding India’s biggest fashion event attracts style enthusiasts like a moth to a flame. There is so much to do and so much to see, we can’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed. We hope to be of a little help by providing the scoop on what to look out for and what to wear. Read on for a little insight on all things Fashion week.

The Invite

VALLIYAN by Nitya invite

The first frissons of excitement begin when creative invites from each designer start appearing. Nowadays, it isn’t just the collections that are impressive but the invites as well. Designers put in an extra effort to think of out-of-the box invitations that keep with the theme of their collections, to pique people’s interests.

One invite that I found pretty interesting is Valliyan by Nitya. The whole look of the invite, the sketches and especially the poem which throws light on the gypsy theme of the collection makes it all the more appealing.

The Collections

Anushka Sharm’a debut collection for Lakme Fashion Week winter Festive 2012, Floral Fragments

With so many shows and designer collections, you wish you could attend every one of them which unfortunately is not possible. We give you the lowdown on some shows and collections we believe are going to blow your socks off.

Some of our favourite veteran designers are participating this season like Jatin Verma (Aug 3rd), Ritu Beri (Aug 3rd), Isabelle Mittal (Aug 3rd), Wendell Rodricks (Aug 4th), Anita Dongre (Aug 5th), Shivan & Naresh (Aug 6th), Neeta Lulla (Aug 7th) and of course the grand finale by Pankaj & Nidhi and Kallol Datta (Aug 7th).

There are a host of young and emerging designers whose collections are definitely worth a watch. Those we are most eager to catch are Aniket Satam (Aug 3rd), Anushka Khanna (Aug 3rd), Sonaakshi Raaj (Aug 4th) and Karishma Shahani (Aug 6th).


Most Importantly – What to Wear?

A classic pink dress is ideal to wear this Fashion Week

While Fashion week is extremely thrilling the thought of what to wear can be quite intimidating. The runway is obviously in the limelight but no one wants to look like a fashion disaster around all that glitz and glamour. The main thing to keep in mind is to look stylish yet comfortable, for this a classy sheath dress can never go wrong. A pair of your favourite pumps and bright coloured bag to add that pop to your outfit. Toss on some statement accessories like a stack of chunky bangles or a collar necklace and your ready to dazzle and wow off the catwalk.


Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2012 begins on August 3rd to August 7th at The Grand Hyatt. For the entire schedule click here.

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