Saturday, 21 March 2015

“From Russia, with Love”, by Neha Agarwal: A Tale of two cultures: Lakme Fashion Week : Lakme Fashion Week

Titled, “From Russia, with Love”, the S/R 2015 collection by Neha Agarwal was inspired by the form-fitting fashion of early 1900s Russia, that tells a tale of two cultures, where Russian inspired silhouettes and motifs are fused with Indian fabrics and techniques. Usage of intricate hand-embroidered appliqués on georgette, ahimsa, dupion, pure mal, tussar and pattu silk on Russian inspired artwork are some of the key highlights of this vibrant collection.

“Munkee.See.Munkee.Doo” S/R 15: Of the guns and crime: Lakme Fashion Week

Gun motifs on the clothes, represented the dark world of weapons and increasing crime rate against women, but with a message of positivity and fierceness- time to stand up and fight against the menace.  Armed with mint, lavender, blue, white and charcoal, the duo offered an array of wearable pieces, predominantly in cotton, such as layered shifts, double breast blouse with peplum, jumpsuits, midis, boxy shirts and dresses, in pleated and embroidered details.

“The Eternal Sleep” by Ken Ferns :Lakme Fashion Week 2015

With Poppy flower as the protagonist of this collection, titled ‘‘The Eternal Sleep’, Ken Ferns took us on a journey of hallucination, visuals, dreams and nostalgia. There was an underlying calmness to the collection, recreated through georgette, organza, and crepe, in a colour palette of poppy red, blue, black and white.

Shahid Kapoor & Arjun Kapoor charmingly eccentric in their dark smoky eye makeup at the Kunal Rawal S/R15 – Lakme Fashion Week

Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor walked the ramp as a show-stopper for their friend and designer Kunal Rawal’s S/R15 menswear collection at the Lakme Fashion Week. With their dark smoky eye makeup, both the boys lived to the eccentric character of the collection. So, do we see eye makeup trend for men in the coming season? What say?

Quirk Box Summer Resort 15: Of the unseen geography, the people & their culture and more: Lakme Fashion Week

Christened ‘Wanderlust’, the collection was an attempt to explore the unseen geography, the people and their culture and the landscapes around the world, including mountains, seascape, and more. Intricate prints of monuments, postcards, airplanes and the cityscape, added an element of free spirited quirkiness to the idea of travelling.

SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi : Of the blue mosque and the harems & more : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 15

Named ‘Istanblu’, the collection was inspired by the splendour and colours of Turkey. The Blue Mosque, the hues of the Bosporus strait, the motifs of the harems and the intricate workmanship of the Topkapi palace, formed the backdrop of the collection.

‘Mix Media’ by Dhruv Kapoor : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 15

Titled ‘Mix Media’, the designer used a variety of fabrics like leather, silk, linen, crepe, lace, feather, mesh and even metallic to create an array of sporty and boxy pieces for both men and women. Jackets, skirts, trousers, hoodies, shorts and tops, were presented in a colour palette of midnight blue, black, mustard yellow, white and burgundy.

‘Wanderlust’ by Sahil Aneja : Lakme Fashion Week S/R/15

Titled ‘Wanderlust’ the menswear collection was inspired by the art district in Miami, known for its colourful and vibrant culture. With a combination of playful and subtle colours like orange, blue, grey, white and black, the collection offered a varied range of wearable pieces such as shirts, shorts, T-shirts, sharp jackets and suits.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Gauri Khan goes tropical for her Satya Paul debut collection: Lakme Fashion Week S/R 15

After interior design, Gauri Khan forayed into fashion and for her Satya Paul Summer Resort’15 debut collection show today, at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week; she chose to take a vibrant tropical route. Bold tropical prints, flowy sultry silhouette, see through and shimmer defines the joyful holiday vibe of this collection.

Kiran Uttam Ghosh S/R 2015: For the woman who is outrageously global but with a local twist : Lakme Fashion Week

Kiran Uttam Ghosh’s woman is a world citizen, who has no qualms embracing her roots, but with an unapologetic contemporary twist. She appreciates the unique personality of her clothes, which is authoritative yet delicate.

VALLIYAN by Nitya Arora : ‘Iridescent Space’ : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2015

Titled ‘Iridescent Space’, the collection was inspired by the Star Wars and the futurism of the space age. Silver and solid gold along with gunmetal formed the crux of this imaginary collection, while semi precious stones with marble patterns, and Swarovski crystals brought out the galactic beauty of the signature pieces.

Harpers Bazaar Textile Show presents ‘Mulmul’ Collection by Anand Bhushan :Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2015

The all white capsule collection of four garments offered Jodphur pants, saree, drop waist dress, beaded jacket and a belted shirt dress. Relaxed smart cuts, cutwork, houndstooth patterns along with the textured surfaces, defined the refined contemporary aesthetics of this collection. 

Harpers Bazaar Textile Show presents ‘Mulmul’ Collection by Dev r Nil : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2015

Taking nature as an inspiration, the designer depicted the beauty of the falling autumn leaves in his latest capsule collection at the Lakme Fashion Week 2015. Appliqués and fine cutwork details brought out the organic beauty of the autumn leaves, while the ikat borders represented the changing shades of the autumn leaves.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Royal yet relaxed: Raghavendra Rathore Keeps it Safe & Classic for his S/R 2015 Collection: Lakme Fashion Week

Royal yet relaxed, the collection offered a range of conventional and classic menswear pieces, which included bandh-galas, kurtas, pajamas, dhoti, tuxedos, waist-coats, shirts and jackets. Taking Imperial India as an inspiration, the designer tried to inject a bit of contemporary with sharp cuts,in a colours palette of black, white, beige and ivory,but with an occasional pop of pink, yellow and bright blue. 

Gaurang Summer Resort 2015: The designer and his divine inspiration: Lakme Fashion Week

Inspired by the divine tree in Hindu mythology, the collection was titled “Kalpavriksha”, where the simplicity of Khadi married the artistic intricacy of Dhaka’s Jamdani and softness of Luknow’s Chikankari, beauty of Punjab’s Phulkari and exclusiveness of Andhra Pardesh’s Kalamkari.

Huemn by Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty:Sporty Luxe Summer: Lakme Fashion Week S/R15

With a colour palette of black, white and hot pink, the collection was mostly about sheer layers and sporty tailored pieces, where fabric lightness and texture played a key role.

Krishna Mehta S/R 2015 : 70’s Boho Chic Summer Delight: Lakme Fashion Week

A fluid silhouette, bright and vibrant colours and 70’s Boho-Chic vibes, defines Krishna Mehta’s Summer Resort 15 collection. With an array of pieces ranging from embroidered jackets, and asymmetric tunics to maxi dresses and high waist trousers, the diverse fabric story of cotton, linen, tussar, brocade and jamdanis effortlessly captured the relaxed yet elegant essence of the summer months. Weaves, interesting layers, drapes, block prints and tie and dye were some of the key elements of this beautiful high-octane colourful collection. 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Fringe, floral and signature silhouette at the Manish Malhotra’s Blue Runway Show: Lakme Fashion Week S/R2015

Carrying the message of gender equality and gender based violence, in association with Wewolve campaign; Manish Malhotra’s “The Blue Runway” show at the Lakme Fashion Week S/R2015 was very much in sync with his distinctive style and design philosophy.

SAILEX follows the conventional route in an easy breezy summer collection: Lakme Fashion Week :Summer Resort 2015

The easy breezy summer resort collection was all about relaxed tailoring, fluid silhouette and floral prints. With shades of purple and neutral palette, the conventional collection presented both menswear and womenswear, including shorts, robes and jackets for men, and beachwear, slit skirts and maxi dresses for women. Conventional yet refreshing !

Manish Bansal: Of the gamble and the skirt: INIFD Presents the Gen-Next: Lakme Fashion Week: Summer Resort 2015

Gen next designer, Manish Bansal presented his debut collection today at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week 2015. The designer’s collection was inspired by the people in suits and the gamble of marketing. With a colour palette of off-white and grey, and using felting as an appliqué, the collection featured playing card motifs on array of pieces ranging from long coats and double breasted jackets to shirts and bermudas.

P.E.L.L.A by Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama: Imperfect Perfection: A Zen like state: INIFD Presents the Gen-Next: Lakme Fashion Week : Summer Resort 2015

A graduate of Bangalore’s National Institute of Fashion Technology, Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama presented her debut collection Titled ‘Utopia’ at the Lakme Fashion Week today. With a Zen like enlightenment, the all white collection in silks and jacquards was all about celebrating simplicity in a complex world.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Sabyasachi bombs the runway with glitter and vintage floral at the opening show of the Lakme Fashion Week 2015: Spring Resort 2015

Sabyasachi Mukherjeee opened the season with an offsite show at the Richardson & Cruddas Mills in Mumbai. The majestic runway was bombed with glitter and more glitter, reminiscent of the disco era.A heady mix of stripes & vintage floral, pleats and drapes, black and gold, print on print, 70’s retro glam, and patterns and texture ruled the runway. Boho yet relaxed, the collection featured an array of pieces ranging from crop top and jumpsuits to sequined maxis and minis.

Designers and Sketches of their Collection: Lakmé Fashion Week 2015

Lakmé Fashion Week 2015, which is celebrating its 15th year, is all geared up to become bigger and better with an impressive line up of established and gen-next designers. Many of these designers have shared their amazing illustrations as a sneak peek of their yet to be presented Spring Resort 2015 collection.

SHIVAN & NARRESH Cruise Resort '15/16 Henri's Garden :Lakme Fashion Week 2015

For their Cruise Resort 2015 collection, the designer duo, Shivan & Narresh also known as the pioneers of Bikini sari, took inspiration from the artwork of the French Post-Impressionist painter Henri Rousseau. They saw his art work back in 2008 during their visit to the Musée D’Orsay in Paris.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Masaba Gupta all set to make history: First Ever INSTAGRAM Fashion Show in India: Lakme Fashion Week S/R15

The young designer, known for her quirky and youthful clothing line, is all geared up for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week Spring Resort 2015.  But, what makes the show all the more innovative and super interesting is that it is the first ever Instagram Fashion Show in India. Masaba very well knows the collective power of social media (Read:Instagram) and its impact on her followers, customers and in totality the business of fashion. With this first ever INSTAGRAM show in the country, Masaba is all set to make history.

Sneak Peek:’Trail Tales’ by Rimi Nayak: To be showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2015

Titled ‘Trail Tales’, the collection will be reminiscent of the places visited by the designer, the travel plans and memorable souvenirs. “I've been travelling quite a lot in the past few months and that is how the collection 'Trail Tales' was born”, Rimi said.

Sneak Peek: Shilpa Reddy set to flaunt her collection over The Hudson River, New York followed by Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2015

Shilpa Reddy is all set to present her Spring Resort 15 collection at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week.

Ms. Reddy has been a part of Minh Anh's J Autumn Show 2014, where she became the first Indian designer to showcase her collection at The Eiffel Tower, Paris. Come 19th March 2015, she will showcase her collection titled “Floral Geometry” for Jessica Minh Anh’s show this year at The Hudson Tower, New York .

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sneak Peek: “From Russia, with Love” by Neha Agarwal: To be showcased at Lakme Fashion Week ‘S/R’ 2015

Titled, “From Russia, with Love”, the Spring Resort 2015 collection by Neha Agarwal is inspired by the form-fitting fashion of early 1900s Russia, that tells you a tale of two cultures, where Russian inspired silhouettes and motifs are fused with Indian fabrics and techniques. Usage of intricate hand-embroidered appliqués on georgette, ahimsa, dupion, pure mal, tussar and pattu silk on Russian inspired artwork are some of the key elements of this vibrant collection.

"In Era of Image, Stylists Rule Paris", says Business of Fashion

“The true stars of the Paris Fashion Week were not the designers, but the Stylists,” says Business of Fashion. In an editorial driven business, contemporary fashion is less about fashion designers and their garment making skills, but more about image-making. What is your take? Read the BOF article here.