Our Favourites from Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2012
The fashion world is nursing their hangover of the 5-day gala that was Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2012. With so much that was happening, we don’t blame you if you found it difficult to keep up with all the shows and trends that were presented. You don’t need to look further, here’s a report on the designers whose innovative creations satisfied every style-thirsty soul.
The Gen Next designer’s collection, Aarambh, was based on the assumption of the world ending in 2012. Using ink stains and blotches like scribbles on paper, his designs emphasized that we are the author of our own karma. The collection is dominated by ivory and cobalt on textured silhouettes resulting in edgy and contemporary styles. The high voltage music and excited crowd added to the electric buzz of Aniket’s show.
‘Espiritu de Mexico’, was a vibrant festive collection, bringing the feel of Mexico to Mumbai right from the time the first model sashayed onto the stage wearing a sombrero. Bold, exotic prints, fringe, bead-work and bright colours made the collection extremely fun. Consisting of lively jumpsuits, shorts and dresses, it is a line that is extremely wearable off the runway.
The collection based on floral fragments created quite a buzz and we can see why. Showcasing her use of embroidery, the collection emphasis on the contemporary using shimmer, fluid silhouettes, embellishments and print on print. We love the use of the belt on products that can be worn together as well as on their own.
‘Icons of Luxury’ presented by Ritu Beri in collaboration with Volvo was one of the most unforgettable out of all the several shows spread over the 5 days. Paying tribute to the legendary Marilyn Monroe, the collection was sexy, girly, flamboyant and a rich amalgamation of cream lace and crochet with bright pastel hues. Everything was in theme with the Hollywood icon from the music to the headgear sported by the models including Jesse Randhawa and Lisa Haydon. It was a collection that caught everyone’s fancy; we can’t wait to get our hands on those coloured denims with the lace work.
Surendri by Yogesh Choudhary
This is most definitely one collection that stood out and is going to stay in our minds. Using bold graphic prints inspired by the video game, Pacman. Yes, you read that right. With a colour palette dominated by blue, white and yellow, the collection was fun, quirky and nothing we’ve ever seen before.
Aarti Vijay Gupta
The collection was titled, ‘I Love Ma Doodle Book’ and love it we did. There were jumpsuits, dresses and saris with black sketches on a white back-drop with a contrasting burst of colour in the last few looks. It was a refreshingly funky casual-wear collection that certainly sparked our interest.
‘An Evening in Paris’, was the collection presented by debut designer, Pernia Qureshi. With a full house in attendance, the stylist turned designer did not fail to impress with classic, clean styles using sheer, embellishments and dark lips. It showed that simple could be elegant. Amy Jackson was the show-stopper and dazzled in a sophisticated sari which was the only desi element in the entire show. Don’t know how a sari fits in with the theme, nevertheless she looked gorgeous.
With Gutsav Klimt’s paintings as her inspiration, vibrant young designer, Drishta Sarvaiya presented a feminine collection suited for evening-wear with a riot of colours from whites and nudes to peaches, purples and yellows. Using high slits, floral motifs, interesting folds and silhouettes, Drashta put an innovative spin to the peplum trend. The collection was flirty, fresh and versatile.
Kallol Datta and Pankaj & Nidhi: The Grand Finale
It was a double treat as both collections lived up to everything a grand finale must be – an elaborate set, a Bollywood superstar walking the ramp, designs that packed a punch and a show that received a standing ovation.
The collections of both followed the monochromatic theme of the finale and proved that black and white can never be boring. Kallol Datta opened the show with deconstructed looks using tassels, metallics and prints galore on pants, knee-length pants, skirts and shirts. Pankaj & Nidhi wowed all with striking prints, artistic laser cuts and tassels. The stunning Kareena Kapoor walked the ramp for the finale and did complete justice to both collections of the designers. Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2012 could not have ended in a better way.