Bollywood inspired fashion looks for 2016

Bollywood has is what we all look up to for fashion trends. The Manish Malhotra lehenga that Kareena Kapoor wears or the Sabyasachi dress that Deepika adorns is what everyone else also wants to wear. Bollywood has been the biggest trendsetter and today we bring you the biggest Bollywood trends for 2016.

  • Bold red lips

Bollywood Fashion

One of the biggest trend of 2016 is red lips. All celebrities are happily taking this trend to red carpets and we love it. Simple and elegant dresses with bold red lips is what celebrities are wearing for the fashion events.

  • The cape trend

Bollywood Fashion

One trend that has been a big hit is the capes. The celebrities are making a style statement with this trend everywhere. Be it the cape over saree or cape suits or cape jackets. Bollywood has loved the cape trend and we give this trend a thumbs up too. 

  • Pretty pastels

Bollywood Fashion

Pastel colors are in this season. With Marsala being the color for last season, we saw Marsala on everything. From Marsala lips to Marsala dresses but this season is all about pastels and nudes.

  • Boot cut jeans

Bollywood Fashion

Skinny jeans are all out now because the boot cut jeans are back in fashion. Get your 80’s look with boot cut jeans. Our Bollywood celebrities are happily taking this trend forward and are spotted in funky boot cut jeans on airports and shopping trips.

  • Fringes

Bollywood Fashion

If you have been thinking of what haircut to go for off lately, it is the fringe trend that is back in vogue. Fringes are what all celebrities preferring these days. Fringe trend is the biggest hit for the season.

  • Face baking

Bollywood Fashion

With contouring and highlighting being the biggest trends for 2015, 2016 is all about baking. So if you are thinking of pots and pans full of foundation, you need to understand baking is a technique of makeup and our Bollywood industry loves it. 

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

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.

sushmita sen

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”

sonal chauhan lakme fashion week winter 2014

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.

tapsee-pannu

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

15th International Indian Film Academy Awards

The 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards  ceremony was held in Tampa Bay Area, Florida (from 24rd to 26th April 2014) at Raymond James Stadium.  It was attended by around 20,000 people who were entertained by the performances of top bollywood stars including Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka, Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Ranveer Singh. This prestigious star studded event was hosted by Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor and they entertained the audience with their wit and humor. 

Following are some of the magical moments of the gala event:

Deepika Podukone  won the best actress and entertainer of the year awards for  Chennai Express. She made a stunning presence in Sabyasachi’s golden glittering outfit  which she perfectly accessorized with Amrapali jhumkas  for one of the events and she wore Zuhair Murad’s red hot lace  gown for the award ceremony and looked absolutely gorgeous . deepika padukone IIFA 2014

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey, bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone performing on the popular song Lungi Dance from Chennai Express movie

lungi dance IIFA, Kevin spacey,Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone

Farhan Akhtar won the best actor award for the iconic film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which is based on the true life story of the flying Sikh Milkha Singh.

Below Farhan Akhtar with his father Javed Akhtar, and Shabana Azmi. Farhan Akhtar , best leading actor, IIFA14

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra  won the best director award for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, this movie made a clean sweep by winning 9 technical awards including the best picture.

Below Rakeysh Om Prakash delivering a thank you address and actress Parineeti Chopra looks on.

rakeysh omprakash mehra Famous Hollywood star John Travolta was felicitated with an award for his contribution to the international cinema. He also did an on the spot dance with Hrithik Roshan. john hrithik roshan

Famous star couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan on the stage. Kareena looking  stylish in an Armani gown saif and Kareena

Priyanka Chopra looking ravishing in Monique Lhuillier gown. priyanka chopra

Kalki making a pretty picture in a Sabyasachi dress kalki

Bipasha Basu looking gorgeous in a designer white sari  with a net blouse by Sonaakshi Raj Bipasha basu

Evergreen star Mahuri Dixit graced the green carpet in Sonaakshi Raaj’s orange saree gown Madhuri Dixit

Charming Sri Devi made a grand entrance in a white Marchesa oufit. Sri Devi Sonakshi Sinha  in Amit Agarwal’s navy blue gown, she finished off  the look with Dior earrings and  Bottega Venata clutch. She  equally looked gorgeous in a DKNY little black dress that she chose for another IIFA event. sonakshi sinha

Dia Mirza in a Halston Heritage dress, she completed the look with multi-chain Amrapali gold necklace and Jimmy Choo clutchdia mirza