'Amrich' and 'Prahara' brought a melange of fabrics and detailing to LFW 2018

‘Amrich’ and ‘Prahara’ brought a melange of fabrics and detailing to LFW 2018

Richard Pandav and Amit Vijaya, the designers behind the ‘Amrich’ Label at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 once again made a striking impact with their handcrafted Shibori collection. Called “Ties That Bind”, there were separates in handmade, Khadi, silk and silk cotton blends with a metallic feel.

In shades of mustard, brown, black, red, white and blue, the geometric prints were turned into relaxed silhouettes. Fluid bias cut skirts, metallic dolman sleeve cropped jackets, flowing kimono style robes, cropped Bermudas with simple white shirts, wrap covers and flared midis with capes shimmered on the ramp. Dramatic ivory summer trench coats were teamed with delicately printed, long-sleeved, dresses that will make a stylish fashion statement.

Dividing the show in two distinct segments – day and evening – with a lot of glitter for the latter, the show opened with a jacket, self-checked shirt and wide leg trousers, then went on for some racer back midis, checked, pleated, yoke, asymmetric, kaftan, tunic, layered dress and a lovely panelled shirtdress.

The shimmer line was replete with zari playing a major role for the ‘V’ neck shirts, bias skirt-dress with Shibori patterning and a trio of paneled open jacket, pleated shirt and silk/Khadi cotton circular skirt.

The mix and match options from the collection were multiple to enable the wearer to go completely innovative while dressing up for the steamy months ahead.

“Ties That Bind” by Amrich from Richard Pandav and Amit Vijaya was a perfect fashionable offering that will create a stir on the style charts for Summer/Resort 2018.

TEXTILES, PRINTS AND DESIGNS BY URVASHI KAUR DAZZLED AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2018

Trendy fashionistas, both male and female, will love the shirtdresses, tunics, voluminous skirts and pants that Urvashi Kaur displayed at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.

Calling her collection “Prahara” inspired by the ancient Indian system of division of time within the course of a day, Urvashi worked with monochromes like grey and ecru and then moved to black, as she mingled these with shades of blue. Bringing in interesting engineering techniques, she ensured that hand-woven Khadi and the transparent Kota Doriya had linear patterns.

The signature Urvashi Kaur touches on hand-tucking and micro-pleating were very much present along with block printing, Shibori and Leheriya dyeing. Urvashi also added a variety of tailored shirts, skirts, jumpsuits and comfy paneled separates to complete the look.

The women’s wear line was in subtle shades for the intricate hand tucked opening entry. The sari with a long-sleeved blouse, the side micro-pleated kurtas, striped pinafore, grey tiered, floor- length cover and the checked cropped top with pleated skirt were great summer offerings. The two-tone cropped shrug was layered to perfection, while the sari and sheer jacket, the asymmetric kurta with diagonal stripes and glitter jacket with micro-pleated maxi gave women’s wear a feminine, frothy, flouncy appeal.

Men’s wear matched the oversized silhouette with floppy sheer coats, draped cowl pants, baggy drop-crotch salwars, patched covers and the relaxed long cover-up over a kurta.

“Prahara” by Urvashi Kaur will be a great addition to Summer/Resort 2018 wardrobes of both men and women when it comes to easy dressing.

The look created for this show by Lakmé Makeup Expert Daniel Bauer was inspired by bronzed earthy tones and created using the Lakmé Absolute Nude Mousse, with the focus on highlighted cheekbones. The hair was neatly pulled- back to give this look a sleek finish. What stood out in the makeup, was the interesting graphic white track line which ran across the face.

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