The best of LFW Summer Resort 2013
Now that THE fashion event of the year has come to a close, we give you the best of LFW Summer Resort 2013. Don’t worry if you missed out on attending it first-hand, we give you a report of all the action and designers and collections that stood out, straight from the front row.
Most Entertaining Show
Bollywood’s favourite designer, Manish Malhotra closed Day 1 with a memorable ode to 100 years of Indian cinema. With a backdrop of Hindi movie posters, the show began with an audio-visual featuring top film-makers and blockbuster tunes as he presented different eras of Bollywood through his creations. Stars like Priyanka Chopra, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra and KJo took to the ramp, the audience was also treated to an impromptu walk by Kajol, Karisma Kapoor and Asha Bhonsle. With so many stars, Manish’s exquisite designs and all-things-Bollywood, it’s no surprise that this was one unforgettable show.
Another memorably entertaining show was Ken Ferns on Day 2 as he set the mood for his circus inspired show by opening with models dancing amongst the audience, spraying confetti and throwing around colourful balls. The vivid collection titled, ‘The Cirque’ consisting of harlequin checks, top hats and prints of clowns and hats only added to the fun, lively show.
Most Unique Shapes and Structures
With a collection titled, Alice on Acid, we knew there would be unique creations and an explosion of colours in store for us by Swapnil Shinde. We were not let down; he took us to his Wonderland of jazzy prints, innovative placement of metallic petals, defined waists, creative silhouettes and lots of embellishments with a psychedelic touch. The futuristically trippy collection could have had us believe we popped a funny pill or two!
An energetic show had models strut in Pia Pauro’s zesty, resort collection. Featuring fish prints and surf prints, loads of metallic as well as other aquatic influences, Pia used plenty of punchy colours to provide a refreshing line destined for trendy beach holidays.
Though her showstopper outfit was quite a let-down, Namrata Joshipura provided a grand finale with a vivacious collection that will instantly brighten your mood. Black being her fave colour to work with, the veteran designer stepped out of her comfort zone with this collection inspired by Pop Tints (Lakme’s range of lip and nail paints). The collection featured short as well as knee-length skirts, halter tops, palazzo pants, formal coats and net dresses in hues of pink, coral, blue, lemon and green with bright neon inners. Namrata Joshipura closed this edition of LFW with a fun, funky flavour.
Special mention must be made to global fashion mogul, Naeem Khan who presented for the first time on his home turf. The highly anticipated show featured a glamorous collection of cocktail gowns and dresses with lots of shimmer and sequins. He played around with black and white as well as presented a rainbow-coloured gown. With detailed bodices, beautiful embroidery, plenty of bling, flattering cuts and fabulous finishing to every dress, he created an old-school glamorous charm and showed us why he’s a red carpet favourite amongst the rich and famous.
Nikhil Thampi- the collection titled ‘Cruise 2013′, consisted of a stand-out fish motif and a wonderful blend of fabrics. Trendy jumpsuits, saris, gowns, skirts, shift dresses, sexy swimwear and jackets using plenty of yellow and sheer and open backs, not to forget the metallic cummerbunds definitely added to a fun, appealing and truly unique collection.
Shehla Khan- This romantic evening wear collection is a top pick for the girly girl. With loads of net and lace in muted shades, models floated down the ramp in ethereal cocktail dressed and floor-skimming gowns with sprays of crystals and thigh-high slits. She combined long net skirts, with mini silk dresses underneath which was the main highlight of her line, Boudoir.
Sailex- A strong collection of jackets, pants, high-waist shorts and skirts, dresses and gowns, he used a feminine rose motif predominantly. With plenty of belted waists and attention grabbing sequins, the collection consisted of day as well as evening wear in shades of blush, grey and pale green and yellow.
Cut-outs and cute peek-a-boos in Anushka Khanna’s collection, ‘Through her window’.
Lots of metallic glory and plenty of shimmer, shine and bling in Komal Sood’s collection, perfect for a fantastic party wear wardrobe.
Quirky table fan prints and never-seen before sheer tunic sarees by none other than Masaba.
Heavy embellishments on mostly all black outfits in ‘Rocky Star’ by Rocky S.
Forget those 2-piece bikinis, get these sexy cut-out swimsuits by Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary.