The Day 5 of the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive kickstarted on a glamorous note and lived up to the expectations. We witnessed some mesmerizing collections which hit us right in the feels.
Aimed at the New Age bride, Disha Patil’s bridal and occasion wear had the ultimate luxurious appeal with timeless elegance for her “The Interpretation of Love” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week. The embellishments were ornate, lavish and opulent with attention to extreme detail.
Origami drapes added glamour to the shoulders and necklines of the garments but it was the intricate detailing that was fascinating on the ensembles. The popular hues of the Bosphorus and Turkey were captured in ivory, powder blue and teal along with pretty peach. To match the bridal wear finery, Disha carefully selected pure raw and Habutai silk along with satin organza as the base of the line.
Presenting a variety of options for the lehengas, cholis and dupattas, Disha started with the traditional one with an asymmetric, long, choli and then an off-shoulder top with pants and skirt. The gown with a wrap, draped shoulder detail, petalled bodice top teamed with a wired dupatta and the one-shoulder blouse with a glittering lehenga were dramatic on the ramp.
The Diya Rajvvir label created by Diya Arora and Rajvvir Arora was aimed at the bride who longs for memorable timeless wedding trousseaux. The label’s festive collection “Rosette” was all about romance that will last forever with creations that celebrate the bridal event. The embellishments matched the festive look of the collection as vintage beadwork highlighted the beauty of the separates. Detailing came in the form of exaggerated shapes, while the expertly constructed ensembles were the basis of the garments. Colours had to be bright and festive so the choice fell on a berry, mauve, dusty rose and blush.
The long flowing satin skirts were teamed with bikini corsets and faux bubble sleeves, while the body-con mini heavily embroidered with roses, was topped with a sheer floor-length robe. The 3-piece set comprising shorts, jackets with balloon sleeves and bustier was ideal cocktail wear, while the plunge V-neck, long, billowy-sleeved, gown with an ornate waistband revealed pure elegance. Pantsuits, miniskirts, pleated palazzos, pussy-bow style blouses and belted tunics completed the festive look.
Large, embroidered collars looked impressive for long-sleeved gowns, while a halter jumpsuit was pleated to perfection. The trench coats were given a formal treatment making them ideal for the cocktail hours. The pleated, empire-line gown with a sheer long coat could look great on the Red Carpet. More stunners came in the form of a bodysuit with a sexy, tiered, tulle tie-up long skirt. The sari stayed in tune with the inspiration but was draped over a balloon-sleeved blouse with stunning rose embroidery.
Making a show-stopping entry was Malaika Arora who made a grand appearance in a plunging neckline, fitted choli with giant, layered, fan sleeves and a slinky rose, embroidered marsala, high-slit long skirt.
Punit Balana ensures that the theme of his collections always revolves around glamour. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 his collection called “Rabari” was an ode to textiles and amazing embroidery created by the Rabari women.
Punit’s USP for his creations has always been his exclusive block prints, organic dyes, colours, eco-friendly techniques and silhouettes. The colour card was dominated by black along with dry henna and buttercup, which will be ideal for the coming festive season of Ganapati and Diwali. The amazing embroidery that Punit selected was intricate Amla, mirror work and Dori work that added to the glamour of the creations. Opening the show with the only full black, heavily, embroidered skirt and shirt, Punit moved to a black and white spaghetti strap maxi, lehengas and saris with mirror work cholis. Moving to the bright yellow look, there was Bandhani for lehengas, saris, kaftans, trapeze top with skinny pants and an eye-catching jacket teamed with a full-flared skirt and shirt.
For the henna colour card, there was the fluid printed angular dress, a delightful lehenga choli with a soft robe that ensured that the ensembles would be ideal festive favourites. Saris were worn with stylish kurtis trimmed with giant latkans; while kalidar kurtas and shararas with empire line kurtis made fashion news.
To the foot-tapping beat of two drummers, showstopper Shilpa Shetty made a rocking entrance as she swished down the ramp in a swirling, shimmering, lehenga and a dazzling mirror work halter choli, accessorised with giant latkans and a potli bag.
For women who long to emphasize the stylish diva within, then the “Rabari” collection by Punit Balana will ensure that the ladies make their show-stopping entries wherever they go.
Catch the finale action right here:
(Source – Instagram, Viral Bhayani)