After a grand opening by Sabyasachi Mukherjee the Lakme Fashion Week began on a great note with designer Manish Malhotra raising the voice against violence on women on day one. Here is a quick recap of the week:
Manish Malhotra used the fashion platform to draw the attention to the issue of Violence against Women. He presented collection Blue Runway in association with the WEvolve at an offsite location in Byculla, the Great Eastern Home.
The women’s wear had a range of heavily embroidered lehengas, long jackets, crop tops, saris, fitted dresses, long kurtas with pants and men’s wear had a variety of suits with threadwork on sleeves and shoulders. Over all his collection was a treat for summer brides and ended with messages of gender equality and justice. Many Bollywood celebs were present in the front row to support the cause of Gender based Violence.
Masaba Gupta created history in Indian fashion week with launching the show- on popular social media channel Instagram. Her vibrant colorful collection had dresses with candy and ice-cream prints, off shoulder loose outfits, skirts etc. Nargis Fakri was the showstopper in pink and green popsicle printed dress and matching head gear.
The second day of the fashion week was dedicated to Indian fabrics and weaves.
Anavila Mishra presented her awesome sari collection made from hundred percent organic fibres. The color palette of soft pastels was cool and apt for summer. Gorgeous Dia Mirza walked the ramp as a showstopper for the designer. Diya Mirza sporting Anavila’s sari with applique work. She kept her look simple with a messy bun and diamond earrings and minimum makeup.
Designer Raghavendra Rathore, who is known for his classic bespoke ensemble returned to LFW to launch his Ready to wear line The Imperial India Company (IIC) featuring indo-western styles. The launch was followed by an introduction to Raghavendra Rathore Foundation, which helps the weavers by providing them a stable livelihood and promotes the rural craft.
Raghavendra Rathore, the regal bespoke menswear collection was presented at the end of the show,which had brocade sherwanis, bandhgalas with breeches, kurtas with wide dhotis. Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh turned showstopper for the designer walking the ramp in brocade bandhgala, black kurta with white churidar.
The first lady of the Bollywood, Gauri Khan impressed everyone with her first ever collection of saris and resort wear for the designer barnd Satya Paul, which completed 30 years. The collection Tropical Wonder was inspired by nature and had beautiful tropical prints on kaftans, shift dresses, tunics, saris with halter blouses,and beach wear. A bevy of Bollywood celebs were present in the front row.
The day four of lakme fashion week was quite high on Bollywood quotient with Karishma Kapoor turning show stopper for Neha Agarwal, Esha Gupta walked the ramp for Arpita Mehta, Ilena Dcruz turned show stopper for Anushree Reddy, Tamannaah & Nargis Fakhri walked the ramp for Payal Singh and Suneet Verma respectively.
Neha Agarwal presented her collection From Russia with Love
Esha Gupta walking on the ramp for Arpita Mehta
Ilena Dcruz, showstopper for Anushree Reddy
Tamannaah walking the ramp for Payal Singh
Nargis Fakhri, show stopper for Suneet Verma
Designer Anamika Khanna presented a collection inspired by the Lakme’s latest beauty statement of Sculpt. Brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor turned show stopper for the designer, looked gorgeous in silver and black outfit.
One of the biggest Indian Fashion extravaganzas LAKME FASHION WEEK SUMMER RESORT started on 18th -22nd March 2015, at Palladium Hotel, Mumbai on a big note.
Well known fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee opened the show on 17th March at an offsite location Richardson & Cruddas Mills, Mumbai with his ready to wear collection–BIG LOVE. Famous B-Town celebs Deepika Padukone, Neha Dhupia , Kalki Koechlin, Sridevi, Kajol and Rani Mukerji attended the spectacular show.
Sabyasachi recreated the 70’s era with models walking the ramp on the music of “AAP Jaisa Koi” flaunting round rimmed shades, ponytails with center parted hair, wearing floral printed long skirts with cropped tops, shimmering dresses, palazzos, suits, sarees, jumpsuits, dresses embellished with sequins. Also prominent was his signature leather accessories line which included satchels, handbags, flats and belts.
The grand show commemorates 15 years this month and has 84 Indian designers including Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani , Raghavendra Rathore Wendell Rodricks, Kiran Uttam Gosh and Krishna Mehta and many others showcasing their fabulous creations.
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The festival of colors, love and joy, HOLI is at your doors. HOLI signifies the triumph of good over evil,the onset of spring, the end of winter, and for many a festive day to enjoy with friends and family, to forget differences and mend broken relationships.
Hope you have made all the preparations like buying natural colors, water guns, balloons and gujiyas. But the most difficult thing is to decide WHAT TO WEAR? on Holi. On Holika Dahan, one day before the HOLI women can wear traditional ethnic clothes like saris, salwar kameez, lehengas and men can wear kurta, payjamas to get into the festive mood.
Tips on What to Wear on HOLI:
It’s better to wear comfortable clothes like jeans, shorts,t-shirts on HOLI
The splash of colors looks…
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