After two days of sustainability, glamour unfolded on the third day of the virtual runway of Lakmé Fashion Week 2020 Digital First Season Fluid Edition and we couldn’t be more ecstatic.
Lakmé Salon and designer duo Monica & Karishma of JADE came together to launch an electrifying collection titled ‘The New School of Brides’ - a dazzling showcase of distinctive hair and make-up looks and exquisite designs on day 3 of the soiree. The show was a dazzling presentation of oomph, style, craftsmanship and skill, but above all, an ode to the many moods and emotions of the bride.
Deriving inspiration from their own experiences the designer duo presented an enchanting collection of bridal wear in the shades of vibrant tones ranging from berries, reds and pinks.
Ek taar lehengas were intricately curated with Kasab and laces. Textured skirts, antique silver thread-work jackets, and elegant blouses gave a twist to the traditional splendour with a global perspective.
Each ensemble was further underscored using masterfully crafted accessories like silver bibs, Ek Taar belts, embellished mules, and cross-body sling bags.
Completing the dazzling JADE ensembles was the new hair and make-up collection by Lakmé Salon. The collection plays up the beauty of the eyes with glitter and colour - in combination with baroque hairstyles featuring textured braids and twisted buns, fixing the spotlight firmly on the bride.
MISHRU AND FARAH SANJANA
‘Mishru’s “The Lost Summer” collection offered a beacon of hope woven into the garments. It was an orchard of vibrant summer tones that lit up the ensembles. Shades of blush and hot pink were perfectly in tune, while the cloudy blue added a formal charm to navy blue, deep red and ivory that kept the shade card on a great neutral fashion path.
Mishru’s design sensibilities have always comprised a varied repertoire of silhouettes that has a generous offering of grandeur. Dazzling pre-draped sarees, twirling lehengas, intricately crafted cholis and luxuriously embellished dupattas were an ideal trousseau option.
Indo-fusion skirt sets and asymmetrical tunics further enhanced the list of sartorial options. Layered capes flounced through the collection; while sharply cut jackets and ultra-feminine corsets kept the formal look intact.
Celebrating the beauty of life, Farah Sanjana’s collection “Reset Restart” was a fashionable offering of optimism and hope. Projecting a strong, youthful line that signaled a better future in fashion and trends, Farah’s designing directions were dedicated to the ‘No Waste’ mantra that will, in turn, support the crafts of the many artisans who have suffered during the Pandemic.
Farah’s print story was inspired by the timeless grandeur and beauty of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia to which she added a touch of glittering gold inputs. Staying true to the inspiration, Farah also brought in some dramatic neo-gothic high-density rubber to encrust the sleeves of the ensembles.
To match the strength of the theme, Farah’s aggressive silhouettes in brown, black and white with hints of colour for men and women made an impressive fashion statement.
For women, the dark brown jogging pants were teamed with battle jacket, while military-style trousers, classic blouse, midi skirts with bikers jackets and double-breasted cropped jackets, completed the look with abstract prints and encouraging words like ‘Refresh, Restart, Reset’.
Men’s wear had a quirky almost unisex touch as printed tunics, with matching shorts, sleeveless kurta, and white printed/solid shirt and trousers made interesting combos.
That was quite a sartorially loaded day 3, don’t you think?