Highlights of LFW Summer/Resort -2015


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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:

DAY 1

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.

Manish Malhotra,LFW Summer/Resort 2015

Manish Malhotra’s collection LFW Summer/Resort 2015

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.

Masaba Gupta, LFW summer resort2015

Nargis Fakhri second from left, Masaba Gupta Collection, LFW2015

Day2

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.  She kept her look simple with a messy bun and diamond earrings and minimum makeup.

Anavila Misra & Dia Mirza LFW 2015

Anavila Misra & Diya Mirza sporting Anavila’s sari with applique work LFW2015

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, LFW 2015

Ritesh Deshmukh first from left, Raghavendra Rathore Collection LFW 2015

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.

Day 3

The first lady of the Bollywood, Gauri Khan impressed everyone with her first ever collection of saris and resort wear for the designer brand 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.

Gauri Khan LFW 2015

Gauri Khan LFW 2015

Day 4

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

Karishma Kapoor Show stopper for Neha Agarwal LFW 2015

Karishma Kapoor,Show stopper for Neha Agarwal LFW 2015

Esha Gupta walking on the ramp for Arpita Mehta

Esha Gupta Show Stopper for Arpita Mehta Show LFW 2015

Esha Gupta Show Stopper for Arpita Mehta Show

Ilena Dcruz, showstopper for Anushree Reddy

Cruz walks for Anushree Reddy at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

Cruz walks for Anushree Reddy at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

Tamannaah walking the ramp for Payal Singh

Tamannaah show stopper for Payal Singh's Show LFW2015

Tamannaah show stopper for Payal Singh’s Show LFW2015

Nargis Fakhri, show stopper for Suneet Verma

Nargis Fakri , Show Stopper for Suneet Verma LFW 2015

Nargis Fakhri , Show Stopper for Suneet Verma LFW 2015

Day 5

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.

Kareena-Kapoor-Khan-Show stopper for Anamika-Khanna

Kareena-Kapoor-Khan-Show stopper for Anamika-Khanna

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Lakme Fashion Week – Winter/ Festive 2014

Lakme Fashion Week – Winter/ Festive, which is one of the biggest and most celebrated fashion week of the country was held in Palladium Hotel, Mumbai from 20th – 24th August, 2014. Around 86 designers including the likes of Manish Malhotra, Shantanu & Nikhil, Anju Modi, Varun Bahl, Vikram Phadnis, Anita Dongre, Pratima, Rocy S, Masaba Gupta Arjun Khanna and few designers from Pakistan participated in the Fashion Week.

Here is the glimpse of the Lakme Winter Fashion Week:

Day 1 Highlights

Masaba Gupta opened the show with her adventurous collection “WANDERESS” – dedicated to free spirited women. The collection was inspired by Saskia, a character in French novelist Roman Payne’s book “The Wanderess”. She presented bold floral and geometric printed blouses/tops balanced with plain Saris and skirts with golden and silver borders, cut out gowns with dupattas, full on printed flared pants and jackets. Actress Shilpa Shetty – the show stopper – wore a black full print cutout gown with plain dupatta over her shoulder.

Masaba Gupta, Lakme Fashion Week , winter festive2014

Amit Agarwal’s awesome collection had figure hugging dresses with peplum, beaded patterns,crisscross designs in metallic hues. Veils, earflaps, hair pieces added a touch of drama to the entire collection.

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Gorgeous Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994, sashayed the ramp as a show stopper in a stripped fitted nude and black gown.

Anju Modi showcased her bridal collection “Manikarnika” inspired by the paintings of Ajanta and Ellora caves and the Khajuraho sculptures. Jacqueline Fernandez turned show stopper for the designer.She looked majestic in maroon lehenga with intricate golden work, embroidered choli and off white chunni with maroon and golden border.

Jacqueline Fernandez, lakme fashion week winter week 2014

Highlights of Day 2

Second day of the fashion week was mostly dedicated to traditional Indian hand-looms and textiles. Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar inaugurated the second day.

Designer Sashikant Naidu presented saris in silk, khadi and crepe fabrics with traditional Kalamkari work of Andhra Pradesh.

Sashikant Naidu , Lakme fashion week winter 2014

Actress Shriya Saran looked stunning as showstopper in a floral (Kalamkari work) crepe sari  with a lightly embellished green blouse.

Anavila Mishra showcased her collection “Mohenjo-Daro” that has Saris in hand –woven textiles such as linen, silk, cotton with shirt styled blouses and short kurtis. The use of Ikat which is a traditional dyeing technique and Ajrakh printing of Kutch was quite prominent in her collection.

konkana-sen-sharma, lakme fashion week winter 2014

Actress Konkona Sen Sharma walked the ramp as a showstopper for the designer in a metallic yellow sari draped in dhoti style.

Designer Krishna Mehta, presented handlooms of Banaras, Maheshwar, Bhagalpur and Manipur. Her versatile collection had everything from angarakha style gowns, tunics, sheer covers, maxi dresses to saris with tie & dye and heavy embroidery. The men’s wear collection had variety of sherwanis, printed shirts and Jodhpuri jackets with wide pyjamas.

krishna mehta, lakme fashion week winter 2014

Pratima Pandey’s collection -“Prama”

pratima pandey, lakme fashion week winter 2014

Day 3

Anushree Reddy’s show “Portobello The Indian Chapter” was inspired by Portobello Road, which is world’s largest antique market in UK. Her collection had vintage floral and newspaper prints.

Nargis fakhri, lakme fashion week winter 2014

Nargis Fakhri walked the ramp as a show stopper in a rose printed light pink lehenga with golden zari work on the belt and border with sea green tulle duppatta and choli.

Purvi Doshi presented her fascinating collection “Renaissance”

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Sonal Chouhan in Purvi Doshi’s ensemblem

Gaurang Shah’s bright and colorful collection had saris, lehengas, kurta pajamas in Kanchipuram, Matka silk and Khadi with traditional zardosi and badla embroidery and motifs such as elephant, tiger, peacock and rudraksh.

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Actress Taapsee Pannu walked the ramp in a yellow ghagara with a gold-and orange border with full sleeved orange blouse and dupatta draped as a sari pallu.

Varun Behl too joined the list of designers exhibiting their collection this fashion week after a period of about 10 years. Actress Priyanka Chopra walked the ramp for him wearing a black crop top paired with wide legged trousers of the same color. The combination was brightened up by the silver jacket that she wore over her attire accompanied with a stoned neck- piece.

priyanka chopra, lakme fashion week  winter2014

Anita Dongre has been popular for experimenting with combining western wear with Indian attire. She displayed her collection “India Modern’. Watch the video:

Day4                             

Mrinalini Chandra presented her unique jewelry collection inspired by great Indian Classic novel “Shakuntala” by Kalidas. Saris were created by Nikhil Thampi to complement the awesome jewelry designs.

mrinalini chandra, lakme fashion week winter, 2014

Manish Malhotra closed the Lakme Fashion week with Kareena Kapoor as his show stopper.  His designs were a combination of modern- traditional blend for the modern day women. It was a cherry on the cake to end the show on such glamorous note.

kareena kapoor lakme fashion week  winter 2014Ravishing Kareena Kapoor in front-open kurta with deep back accompanied with a tulle cape. Watch the video:

Lakme Fashion Week-Summer Resort

LAKME FASHION WEEK SUMMER RESORT 2014

Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) is a premier fashion event in India. This show takes place twice every year, Summer-Resort in February and Winter-Festive in August. This year’s Summer-Resort show opened on 12th March, in Mumbai. It was a great success. Around 98 fashion designers showcased their collections.  The grand finale took place on 16th March.

Following are the highlights of the LFW 2014:

Ileana D’cruz looking ravishing in Anushree Reddy’s golden collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Ileana D'cruz

Fashionista Kareena Kapoor Khan in Rajesh Pratap’s collection at the Lakme Fashion week grand finale.

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Actress Karisma Kapoor looking gorgeous in a pastel colored lehnga by Arpita Mehta.

Kasishma Kapoor

Nargis Fakhri  walking the ramp for  Designer Shehlaa at LFW

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Malaika Arora Khan showcases a creation by designer Anju Modi at LFW 2014

Malaika Arora Khan

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez in red and gold anarkali dress. She was the show stopper for designer Tarun Tahiliani

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Model walking the ramp in Tarun Tahiliani’s fabulous creation.

Tarun Tahiliani 2014

Lisa Haydon in Jade’s creation.

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Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra showcases a design by Neeta Lulla 

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Manish Malhotra’s summer Collection At Lakme Fashion Week 2014

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Sonakshi Sinha, show stopper for Manish Malhotra’s show

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