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Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017

lakme-fashion-week-s%2fr-2017The Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 unveiled an event that was bigger and better than the previous seasons! This was also one of the reasons to shift their venue from the usual to BKC Jio Gardens.

Boy ! aren’t we excited to give you all the updates about this amazing week that went by and has left us craving for more.

Here’s a glimpse of the events by the different designers. Some seasoned veterans while others carefully stepping onto this glamorous world of fashion. While the event kept up to its words of inclusivity, diversity, creativity and fresh energy, we also saw for the first time Anjali Lama, a Nepali transgender model who was amongst the 5 shortlisted fresh faces auditioned to walk the ramp.

MONISHA JAISING

With the setting sun over the Arabian Sea, Monisha Jaising showcased her collection on a cruise liner. Her theme revolved around ‘controlled bling’ on dresses, gowns and cocktail sarees. Sonakshi Sinha looked splendid in a burnt yellow cocktail gown with a long train.

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FARAH SANJANA

Models strutted down the runway in summery jumpsuits, slit palazzos and denim battle jackets. Kiara Advani pulled a Priyanka Chopra at the Emmys and twirled her printed skirt and peplum choli for all its worth.

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TARUN TAHILIANI

Tarun’s collection titled ‘Chashme Shahi’ has clothes that have an element of fantasy and romance.” Aptly inspired from the Mughal gardens that ooze freshness of the spring. Sheer light textures and lots of layering — a Tarun Tahiliani trademark embodies the feeling of a summer breeze.

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KA-SHA

Karishma Shahani Khan’s label is one to remember especially when you want to go traditional but at the same time not going overboard. Oversized silhouettes and anti-fit were prevalent throughout, with a preference for Khadi, Chanderi and Mul for fabrics. Sarees got a makeover with ruffled edges.

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ANUSHREE REDDY

Anushree showcased her signature style of florals in pastel shades of pink and green.She included this season’s classics of offshoulder and shoulder show tunics and tops.

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GAURANG SHAH

Gaurang Shah showcased a collection of white traditional wear in muslin interspersed with gold details. We loved how the dupattas were draped across the voluminous silhouettes lending a majestic air to the whole affair.

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ANITA DONGRE

Anita Dongre’s surreal dream inspired from the golden sands of Rajasthan with all the flora and fauna that it encompasses was just the purrrfect ending to the Lakme Fashion Week. Ethereal gowns, pristine white midis and cream lehengas was set so well with the theme.

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Let us know which of these designers took to your heart 🙂

India Couture Week 2016

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Indian Couture Week 2016 left us awestruck! A magical feast for you eyes, it was all about exaggerated weaves and hand-crafted couture for those 5 days.

Showcasing the latest trends in apparel, eminent designers like – Gaurav Gupta, Rohit Bal, Varun Bahl, Rahul Mishra, Manav Gangwani, Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre and Anamika Khanna  – presented some eclectic designs that are sure to leave you spellbound.

Here’s a sneak peek into the best designs showcased at the show —

GAURAV GUPTA‘s “Scape Song”
It was time to experience new-age, progressive designs. The designer aptly melded unusual silhouettes with fluid drapes. The models paraded on the ramp in thigh-high cutout structured gowns with gold embellished sequin strips all over. A much needed dash of shimmer on pastel hued outfits were in spotlight, along with some Spanish ruffles!
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ROHIT BAL‘s “KEHKASHAAN – The Return of the Opulence
The designer was inspired by the grandeur of the Czarist Regime of Russia. Models glided down the runway in lehengas with cape jackets, anarkalis with robes and bandhgalas over jodhpuris. The headgears adorned by the models couldn’t be missed. Male models looked fiercely grand in embroidered ethnic wear with hand carved walking canes which took us back in time to the era of the royals.
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REYNU TANDON‘s “Kamangari
Giving ethnic wear a modern twist, Reynu Tandon was all about East meets West with her swirling lehengas which evoked a spirit of royalty and glamour. Showstopper Divya Khosla Kumar made a graceful entry in a heavily embroidered red lehenga with a layered rani-haar.
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VARUN BAHL‘s “Vintage Garden
Sheer blouses boasting varied degrees of opacity were seen on the runway during Bahl’s show. Floral motifs were seen on net fabric, which was the most dominant fabric in the collection. These motifs added decadence and made the collection look visually delightful. Models fluttered on the runway adorning embellished headbands, which was the perfect finishing touch for an updo that added a touch of sparkle. For men, Varun created attractive Achkans and Nehru jackets.
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RAHUL MISHRA‘s “Monsoon Diaries
At Rahul Mishra, hand-done embroidery wove a tale of monsoon-inspired motifs including “chintz-esque” florals and beautifully crafted peacocks. Having never been a big fan of colour, Mishra continued to take his white baton forward with creams, ivories, delicate golds along with indigos and blacks for contrast. He paired peplum-style blouses with floral embroidered sarees. With artworks inspired by delicate flora of monsoons, he also designed lehengas for the modern-day bride.
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RIMPLE & HARPREET NARULA‘s “Hiraeth
Highlighting the Islamic architecture, this designer duo played with lush drapes and beautiful designs for their collection. Showstopper Yami Gautam walked the ramp in a prussian blue lehenga detailed with Islamic architectural monuments, topped off with a delicate sheer embroidered dupatta. Their classic combination of white and gold, along with tans, beiges and dull creams are not only for the brides, but also for the grooms.
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MANAV GANGWANI‘s “Begum-E-Jannat
Effortlessly capturing the Mughal era in his creations, master couturier Manav Gangwani put together extravagant handcrafted outfits that certainly couldn’t miss our attention. The Queen of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut played a perfect muse in a red embellished off-shoulder Lehenga. Mirrorwork remains a bridalwear staple and made it to Manav’s couture.
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ANAMIKA KHANNA‘s “When Time Stood Still
When you do it the Anamika Khanna way, it has to be exquisite. The ivories came in quick succession along with romantic rose hues and sneaky shades of yellow. Considering she wanted to add a fantastical mood to her collection, the choice of muted hues seemed apt. Dramatic shrugs and capes lent a glamorous edge to the ensembles.
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ANITA DONGRE‘s “Epic Love
The collection opens on a free-spirited, lighter note with chintz-inspired printed lehengas that are teamed with Bohemian blouses, which marks the designer’s debut into the world of couture. The designer’s signature gotapatti work breathes life onto the prints. The classic Indian styles blend seamlessly with contemporary long, column tabards which give the wearer a beautiful illusion of height. The beauty of this collection lies in its versatility – the Bohemian gypsy tops can be paired with printed lehengas just as beautifully as it would go with a pair of silk pants.
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MANISH MALHOTRA‘s “The Persian Story
The ace designer showcased a bridal collection that had heavily and intricately embroidered lehengas, sarees and gowns. The color palette included dull golds, midnight blues and deep reds. Keeping in trend with the off shoulder trend, the designer infused a sense of youthfulness to the traditional looks. Malhotra went back to the vintage techniques of couching and embroidering velvet with Dabka to bring an old-worldly opulence to his pieces.
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TARUN TAHILIANI‘s “The Last Dance of the Courtesan
The collection is a tribute and acknowledgement to the highest bastions of culture, poetry, dance and finesse, along with the finery of courtesans. The collection explores the possibility of a wearable lightness of being for the contemporary diva, with inspirations drawn from the finery of the courtesans. Invoking sophisticated seduction and lending an elegant luxury is the colour palette, predominated by shades of romantic pastels in beige, blush pink, peaches, jade and ivory. Precisely paneled jackets, dreamy voluminous skirts, concept-sarees and statement lehengas are uplifted by opals, pearls and other crystals.
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Born in Benaras

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There ain’t a woman in this country who doesn’t adore a Benarasi! They are the LBDs of Ethnic Wear, you drape one around you and it automatically makes you feel like a Goddess.

But this year, the ever-so-humble Benarasi has taken a twisted turn and taken the liberty to reinvent itself! Day 5 of Amazon India Fashion Week S/S ’16 saw no less than 16 established designers showcase their vision for this quintessential classic.

From Structured Gowns to Demure Lehengas, from Matching Pant-Suits to Fringed Ponchos – the Benarasi did it all and boy did it completely blow us over or what!

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Designers like Ashish N Soni, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abhishek Gupta, Gauri and Nainika, Abraham and Thakore, ATSU, Manish Arora, JJ Vallaya, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahilian and many more mesmerized us with New-Age Edgy Indian wear!

How are you going to put your Benarasi to Good Use?

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