After the four days of fashion extravaganza, FDCIx Lakme Fashion Week went full throttle on Day 5 and unleashed a drama of all sorts on the runway. The final day of the festival opened the gates of the sartorial soiree with an exciting lineup. We saw some stunning showstoppers gracing the runway of the virtual gala decked up in the designer’s stunning creation.
Ready to witness the glamour? Brace yourselves for a star-studded soiree!
6 DEGREE PLATFORM
6Degree presented the exciting “Colours of India” show with a quartet of very creative designers who unveiled a variety of collections and looks at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week.
The meaning of the quaint title “Chiki-Miki” was sparkling and bright, which Sanjukta’s inspiration cleverly adhered to stylishly throughout the collection. Unveiling the traditional culture of Assam, Sanjukta merged it skilfully with contemporary style sensibilities aimed at 21st-century women.
The cleverly designed all-black ensembles with gorgeous colourful weaves were dedicated to women of all shapes, sizes and age groups who desire to wear the beautiful fabrics of India. The intricate detailing was the basis of the garments as the timeless craftsmanship was displayed in an appealing colour palette featuring the beauteous Assamese silk in all its shimmering glory.
Opening the show with the stunning Mekhla Chador sari with a detached long-sleeved choli, the show blossomed to ballooning sleeves for blouses with pencil skirts, draped jackets, strappy gown with giant 3D appliqués, a mini tent dress with woven motifs and a multi polka dotted bias-cut creation with an asymmetric skirt. There was more variety with a wraparound blouse and lungi skirt, bright red sack dress with long robe featuring layered sleeves and a 3D appliquéd, floral blouse belted with a long slim skirt.
Showstopper Divya Khosla Kumar ended the presentation in a stunning black Mekhla Chador belted sari with a simple strappy choli.
SHIKHA AND SHRISTI
Shikha and Shristi’s latest line for the coming season called “Prakriti” at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week was all about feminine, style that exuded the beauty of fabrics and colours.
Their colour story was a scenic look at ivory sea mist, lavender Valerian, sage seafoam green and white. The fine selection of silk, organza and delicate tulle proved to be the perfect foundation for the fashion offering.
The entry of a tiered, layered skirt with a kurti set the mood of the show, when it was followed by a white delicately embroidered lehenga, choli and dupatta trio. Palazzos were creatively layered and appeared with feminine kurtas, while the empire-line gown with dolman; bell-sleeved cape would be ideal eveningwear. Adding more excitement to the collection was the front, tie-up, asymmetric robe over a tiny choli and lehenga duo.
The gorgeous showstopper Chitrangada Singh looked beautiful as she glided on the runway in a seafoam green lehenga, choli and tulle dupatta with the most exquisite silver floral embroidery.
Annu’s Creation unveiled a line of grand wedding wear that will delight brides during the coming season. The focal point of the ensembles was the beautiful motifs featuring a vast selection of flora and fauna.
There was a creative interplay of Muquaish work as the thin metallic wire was intertwined into dazzling patterns. Adding more glamour to the collection was the traditional zardosi, the glitzy zari and the elegant moti embellishments.
The label selected velvet as the base of the bridal wear, as the luxurious fabric glittered like royalty, for memorable wedding trousseaux.
Dividing the show in just two-colour options – white and red for the majestic lehenga, choli and dupatta trio, which are beloved of all brides, the label played creatively with silver embellishments that appeared in myriad patterns and forms on hemlines or scattered over the ensembles. The stunning cholis with varying necklines and cut-out backs, added to the grandeur of the bridal wear.
Showstopper Malaika Arora gently glided in wearing an ornate choli, red lehenga with lavish paisley embroidery and a red tulle dupatta with generous splashes of glitter.
ABSTRACT BY MEGHA JAIN MADAAN
The festive collection by Megha Jain Madaan for her label Abstract was a luxurious line of creations that dazzled on the ramp at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. “Facets” was the title of the collection as the designer was inspired by the archaeological exploration of the Greek era and its many facets that pertained to woman – wisdom, strength, beauty and confidence.
Keeping her theme intact for the glamorous ensembles that will add value to the wardrobes of fashion forward ladies, the designer paid detailed attention to silhouettes, colours, embellishments, and detailing.
The wonderful designs of ancient Greek pottery that revolved around geometrical and floral motifs were turned into the dazzling, embroidery patterns that glittered with sequins and beads.
The shimmering braiding appeared as the main embellishment detailing throughout the show. The collection’s fabric choice revolved around the finest Kota and zari textiles, while her colour palette flowed from blazing terracotta to muted beige and then onto earthy light olive.
Soha Ali Khan, the glamorous showstopper appeared in a sensational, black, will-powered gown with horizontal gold braiding, while the deep olive train added a regal touch.
Rina Dhaka greeted summer fashion in her creative energetic style as she unveiled her collection “Sweet Escape” at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week that was dedicated to The Unstoppables.
It was an ode to tribal inspirations in the form of organic stitches and pretty beadwork that brought the boho look to the forefront with the additional synergy of textured fringes.
Here was a collection that was ideal for a romantic getaway, when it was time for that sweet holiday at peaceful locales.
Keeping sustainability in the forefront, Rina’s policy of reusing paper, cloth and zero waste practices to reduce any environment abuse, was very much evident in each of the garments.
It was a fashionable sporty line with pops of colours that creatively looked at Indian handicrafts from Bhuj. On a stark backdrop of white and neutrals, the glistening mirror work brought a hint of rustic glamour. The fringed New Look belts gave the waistline an emphasis, as well as a feisty touch. In addition, the cut-aways, voluminous sleeves, intricate pin tucks, elastication and gentle ruffles added to the relaxed look of the ensembles.
When fashion followers want to create an intriguing impression with their dress sense fervour, then the “Raven” collection by Nidhi Yasha will ensure that they are on the right stylish path.
Inspired by a deep, colour palette for her “Raven” line, Nidhi Yasha moved from prints and embellishments that started with fiery red and then gradually moved to flesh tones for the layered looks.
Creating the multi feathered look of the inspiration, there was an abundant use of 3D appliqués that were layered to create the perfect impact. Sheer minis appeared over bikinis, corsets on black long-sleeved blouse worn with high waisted skirt and the off-shouldered black and white cocktail maxi pointed to formal evening wear.
Will-powered gowns floated in with de-attached, flowing sleeves, while long-sleeved empire line maxis, layered-sleeved jackets and a sharply cut pant suit with high waisted trousers set the mood of the collection. A feathered bolero and knee length sheer covers over body suits were some of the more daring additions. Bringing in a solitary bright, red, pleated mini cover and a red long-sleeved blouse teamed with a white skirt; the designer broke the monotony of the all-black and white collection.
NIRMOOHA BY PRREETI JAIIN
‘Nirmooha’s latest collection “Retro-Spection” had all the pizzazz and zing of that era when free-spirited, cool, fashion ruled the style charts with great, eclectic prints. There was a marked emphasis on bold graphics along with a crazy rush for bohemian touches that were reflected in the collection.
Delicious colours created a sumptuous palette of hues, as sorbet tones of lavender, punch mint, yogurt, cantaloupe and lemon zest were part of the stylish menu.
The total ambiance of the collection had a dream-like quality about it, as flowing sheer fabrics like chiffon, georgette, organza with denim as a contrasting alternative, set the mood. With the theme being fluid, the line offered draped feminine dresses, fun-filled tiered skirts, some exciting co-ordinate sets, practical bodysuits as well as dresses and suits in popular denim.
Adding a funky holographic touch to the ensembles, the designer selected abstract pastel hand embroidery with holographic sequins work. Detailing was seen abundantly as eyelets and fraying added to the stylish look of sturdy denim.
From body-con minis, to pretty playsuits and dresses detailed with eyelets and matching fanny packs, Nirmooha added halter maxis, some swirling tent dresses, embroidered bralettes with multi coloured tiered skirts and for added drama shimmering bustiers.
Men’s wear had a marked flamboyant touch when colourful printed trousers and shirt combo made a brief appearance.
What a sartorially loaded end to the season. We can’t wait for the next one already…can you?