As the weekend took over, the ramp displayed stunning shows from beach wears to bridal couture on the fourth day of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016. A sheer contrast in creations where tradition met modern art took over today’s fashion statement. Trend setting yet comfortable is what designers focused, here’s what rocked the ramp on a sizzling Saturday.
It was a vibrant collection of men’s and women’s wear that will create drama during the coming season. Ajay Kumar’s fashionable tribute to Banaras was a timeless line of creations for his collection called ‘Banaras – The Golden Dawn of Time Eternal’.
Stopping the show was Rohit Khandelwal, Mr World 2016, who looked very dapper in a printed cropped double breasted orange jacket, red shirt, white kurta and pant.
When it comes to fearless fashion not many can compete with Asa Kazingmei whose EOIO (Each On Its Own) collection was a daring dramatic offering that wanted the 21st century male to Vroom Away with this pumped up look.
Armaan Randhawa’s label ‘EKAM’ made strong fashion statements for women and men with Art Power as the inspiration that focused on Women Empowerment. Turning to Frida Kahlo’s face and tiger motifs, Armaan added the feminine delicate Chinese flowers like Gerberas, Gaugamela, orchids and the national China Plum blossom.
French art has been a constant inspiration that resort wear specialists Shivan & Narresh have used for several seasons. Vedica presented ‘Henri’s Affair’ by the designing duo, whose collection inspiration was once again the beautiful work of the legendary French painter Henri Rousseau.
Pinakin brought in eclectic silhouettes for separates that could be dressed up or down and called his collection ‘Seamless Loops’. Fluid, floating, feminine, chic constructions were the forté of Pinakin.
Renowned fashion personality, Pernia Qureshi dazzled on the ramp in a gold cropped top with embellished collar neckpiece and a low waist flouncy skirt that added a contemporary touch to the garment.
When fashion, makeup and hair expertise comes to centre stage the result is a mind blowing presentation. The breath-taking ‘LAKMÉ SALON BRIDAL SHOW’ presented by Lakmé Salon with Payal Khandwala was a stunning event.
Power dressing and occasion wear were skilfully merged by designer Naveem Shaikh for her label ‘Aaylixir’. From the Gen Next Show last season to the 6Degree Stage One platform, Naveem proved her prowess in dressing the stylish jet setting woman.
The critically acclaimed B-town actress, Sayani Gupta strutted down the ramp in a strong yet seductive two-piece suit consisting of a risqué blazer with sequinned detail on the sleeve teamed with a short skirt shimmering at the hem and managed to look absolutely scintillating.
Siddhartha Bansal is the New Age designer known for his Avant Garde style aesthetics; his contrasting approach towards fashion makes his line distinct from the rest. The collection ‘Game Changer’ evoked more than what met the eye and stimulated a connection that consolidated the mind and soul in a harmonious bond.
Kanika Jain, the young entrepreneur behind the brand ‘Kanelle’, is a business graduate turned designer and earned early acknowledgement due to her innovative vision and her sharp business skills that immensely dominated her line.
Showcasing a delicate, feminine, sporty, street wear line,‘The Label Ritu Kumar’ merged Parisian and Indian textiles to create an innovative fashion footprint.
Bollywood’s pretty star, Kriti Sanon was a perfect show stopper in a black silk backless maxi with patterns and motifs of Kashmiri weaves and discreet shimmer.
From Delhi’s top fashion couturiers it was a double dose of ultra-glam fashion that awaited the audience by Shantanu and Nikhil. Two individual distinct stories were unveiled to the eager fashionistas.
Drama, sensational colours and mind-blowing embellishments were the mainstay of the collection that was romantically titled ‘The Matador’s Mistress’.
The most beautiful senorita in India, Bollywood beauty, Malaika Arora Khan glided down the ramp in a cut-out at the waist, long-sleeved black mermaid style gown with gold bead work that was totally mesmerising.
Creating a fashion mutiny on the ramp, Shantanu and Nikhil presented their very Avant Garde men’s wear line with the provocative title ‘The Mutiny 1919’.
Closing ‘The Mutiny 1919’ was top Bollywood star Riteish Deshmukh turbaned and bearded in a black textured jacket, flared kurta and churidars.