The final day of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2018 was a mix of colours, details and lots of glamour.
As the biggest fashion week in India came to an end, we saw a variety of collection. From earthy colours to bohemian prints; for the princess to the girl next door; there was something for everyone.
Tahweave’s collection was the first one to hit the ramp and made a lasting impression. Using the colour palette of earthy and green tones, the collection comprised geometric prints giving an edgy look. Nakita Singh’s collection ‘Wilderness’ was inspired by creepers and crawlers. With leaf pattern embroidered on light colour fabric, Nakita’s collection was easy on the eyes. Talking about the collection she says, “This time the collection is inspired by the botanicals. So we’ve got a lot of creepers and leaves as inspiration which we’ve incorporated in the embroidery.” With doodle like embroidery, Nakita has kept the collection subtle by using silk and khadi fabrics to bring it all together.
Next on display was Soumodeep Dutta’s ‘Aalo’. The name of the collection literally translates to light. The designer talking about his inspiration behind the collection says, “Darkness is the perfect setup for light and even the beautiful lotus grows in mud. So from the worst condition best things arise. My collection also takes inspiration from Buddhism. So we’ve used drapes similar to what the Buddhist monks wear.” Heavy on black, the red detailing on the outfit represented the lotus. Television actor Gurmeet Choudhary walked the ramp for Soumodeep, and couldn’t stop praising the collection. “My wife is from Bengal, so we wear such clothes for Durga Puja and Diwali. Therefore, I’ve even asked him (Soumodeep) to save few pieces for me,” Gurmeet laughs.
Jayanti Reddy’s collection, on the other hand, was glistening. With a colour palette of black and silver, Jayanti hit the festive theme right on point. It’s a dream collection for every one who is a fan of silhouettes and sparkle. With sheer drapes and minute detailing, Jayanti created a collection fit for a princess. “My collection this time is called ‘Noor’ and I have even designed the whole collection keeping an imaginary person Noor in mind. I visualise Noor as somebody who’s extremely strong and feminine at the same time,” said the designer on her inspiration behind the collection. The ever gorgeous Aditi Rao Hyadri floated down the ramp wearing a gorgeous Jayanti Reddy lehenga.
Ritu Kumar’s label came up with a bohemian theme collection and included everything from wrap dresses, tops, and shorts with colours ranging from sandy shades to earthy tones. “We found ourselves leaning towards tribal aesthetics not just from India, but global. So we’ve patterns inspired from Native America, India, and South America,” says Amrish Kumar.
Day five also saw collection from label Protea by Nupur Kanoi. A colourful collection, Nupur went from light blue, green, yellow to dark blue, depicting the transition from day to night. Her collection was heavy on prints and had beadwork and bandhni patterns.