Lakme Fashion Week’16 Round up | Day 1
Fashion week is one hell of a time, and when we talk about Lakme Fashion Week, you can surely imagine the beautiful medley that it would be. If you guys are following us on Instagram, you must be aware that we are in Mumbai covering Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016. So, we will be spilling the details about all the cool and fashionable updates live (almost) from the fashion week.
Quirkbox resort collection echoes comfort and tranquility. Fabrics that breathe, cottons, linens, and cotton silks, Silhouettes designed for summer travel, breezy, fluid, slouchy and oh so relaxed. Dreamy French tunes were played throughout the show hinting at an era bygone with an opening visual which read, “This is not a fashion show. This is an art gallery. These are not clothes. These are canvases of art. When you wear this piece of clothing, you are not wearing fashion, but art – by putting this on, you become a walking, moving, gallery of imagination. This is not fashion. This is art. Be art.” This collection emphasises on the idea that Art is the New Black.
Archana Rao’s Frou-Frou label took the viewers on a romantic reverie of playful and easy-breezy times with her ‘A Petticoat’ collection. It was an amusing, entertaining and fantastic fashion fantasy. The label gave a coming-of-age fun and an easy going vibe at Lakmé Fashion Week, Summer/Resort 2016. The playfulness and effortlessness of Lolita was showcased through the garments which successfully pleased everyone.
The glory of the art of marble inlays and marble cutting was explored in the ‘Sangamar-mar’ collection by Sahil Kochhar at Lakmé Fashion Week, Summer/Resort 2016. The interpretation of the ‘Prachin Kari’ technique, a way of cutting and fitting polished, coloured stones in marble to create images, was presented in a very unique way. Fabrics were printed using textures of precious stones, cut into different shapes and then put together to form abstract floral motifs. Sahil Kochhar’s ‘Sangamar-mar’ was an alluring attempt at restoration of the ancient art of marble carving but translated into a collection that ensured a lasting impression.
Here was bespoke electronic wearable techno fashion created in Berlin. Glowing prét-a-porter designs from ElektroCouture by Lisa Lang, the driving force behind the show was the world’s first ready-to-wear fashion technology brand established in 2014 from interactive wearable sensor technology, laser cut necklaces, knitted garments that glowed wireless charging intelligent jewellery was mind boggling and sensational. Light wearable with light technology, it was incredible inspiration out of a very fashionable future.
Presenting their Fall 2016 line, Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty made a hard hitting fashion declaration with their label Huemn at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016. Creating a stylish rebellion on the ramp, the collection had eccentric touches that included a hint of raw sensuality. Ultra-fashionable Tees, lots of zippered blousons, biker jackets, shimmering satin shirts, velvet suits for the glam look and sporty coordinates were part of the eye-catching line. The colour palette matched the richness of the fabrics as shades of oxblood, deep rust, glowing emerald, sparkling silver grey, merged artistically with ever popular neutral black.
‘The Walking Hand-in-Hand’ innovative presentation featured India’s five top designers who teamed up with the best craftsmen and weavers who are all are experts in their particular genre and displayed creations that combined designer and craft skills. We have taken out two designers from the lot- Pero by Aneeth Arora & Rajesh Pratap Singh.
Chikankari came alive on the ramp under the creative guidance of Aneeth Arora. Master craftsman, Jakir Hussain Mondol worked his magic on the pretty summer dresses, cool blouses, layered minis, softly embroidered long-sleeved covers, delicately embellished midis, skirts and gowns in shades of white and pale blue/grey. It was a perfect summer offering for days when the mercury rises.
Giving Kinkhab his amazing touches, designer Rajesh Pratap Singh worked with master weaver, Haseem Muhammad for his striking collection of formal western wear. Using the rich golden brocades with glorious floral weaves, Rajesh presented comfy culottes, with cropped tops, bias cut jackets, dhoti pants, capris, coat dress, trouser suit, midi/maxi skirts, ‘A’ line midi, bell bottom pants and jacket combo and double breast coat.
Doodlage came up with this amazing concept of recycling clothes and who knew you can get such quirky couture with that. Their resort collection involved a lot of patchwork in hooded capes, pants, shirts & dresses. The beauty to this label is that since the clothes are made out of recycled clothes, you can never have two similar designs. So, the piece that is owned by you is exclusive. How cool is that!? Designer Kriti Tula came up with some really cool ideas which are going to be ideal for this summer season.
Designer Kanika Goyal went for an athleisure inspired collection this summer trynna make our lives easier and stylish. From embellished jackets to slogan t-shirts, the collection was bold and edgy. Nothing like you have already seen or worn. Patterned summer jacket over suit was definitely the star piece for us. This was such wearable collection and not something that can only be seen on the ramp.
So, this was a small round up from Day 1. We will be coming back with the other days, so you guys really need to stay tuned and be around. For more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Himanshi’s Instagram and Gona’s Instagram.