EMBELLISHMENTS AND WEAVES BY SHAILA KHUBCHANDANI WERE AT CENTRE STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2018
Designer Shaila Khubchandani‘s collection named “Fundamental Fragments” and labeled as ‘Crow’ worked around basic shapes.
Shaila experimented clothing with embroidery and innovative weaving techniques to create an exciting and rich merger. Functional silhouettes were the highlights of the collection combined with modern touches. The main fabrics choice was khadi, linen and cotton jamdani which are comfortable for summer months.
White was the focal point on the color card, the cropped pants and relaxed tunics with discreet hints of embellishments were an ideal choice. Baggy dresses with soft, knee-length coats would work very well on a breezy summer day.
Comfortable dresses like midis with side-flaps, sleeveless long covers, saris with sleeveless blouses and the draped Pheran inspired kurta dress were in pretty watery pastels like grey, ivory and beige to balance the prime choice of white.
The showstopper of the show was the award-winning Bollywood star, Swara Bhaskar who looked relaxed in a dove grey kurta and pants under a black, multi-slit, tabard-style embroidered cover. When it comes to fashion that is functional and stylish, “Fundamental Fragments” by Shaila Khubchandani for her label ‘Crow’ will be a fashionable option.
TAHWEAVE OFFERED FRESH, ORGANIC FASHION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2018
When the soothing colors and fluid fabrics combine, then the result will be a fresh relaxed look. Sweta Tantia and Priyangsu Maji presented “Breathing Spaces”, a collection that was just right for their label ‘Tahweave’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.
The beautiful, flowing fabrics were in pastel hues with just a hint of minimal embroidery that further heightened the classic appeal of the ensembles.
Natural fabrics were the mainstay of the collection that will appeal to the fashion aesthetics of stylish dressers who want to wallow in the beauty of nature. Layered silhouettes with easy lines added to the peaceful tone of the garments. Abstract angular front drapes accentuated the one-shoulder toga in earthy, pastel, dual tones of grey/brown. Flouncy, feminine, midis were teamed with oversized covers discreetly embellished with hints of embroidery.
The collection included Baggy pants, asymmetric kurtas, draped skirts, a mix of broad stripes and checks added to the charm of the collection. An innovative dhoti-cum-draped jumpsuit made a strong fashion statement, while easy biker jackets and peplum blouses had a marked peasant country-style vibe, which offered fashion that will float around the wearer as she goes through those hot steamy summer days.
“Breathing Spaces” from the ‘Tahweave’ label by Sweta Tantia and Priyangsu Maji was a delicate ethereal fashion display that buyers will definitely opt for.
AMIT WADHWA BROUGHT A PERFECT MASCULINE FASHION BALANCE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2018
Amit Wadhwa’s label ‘AW’ had a rich theme called “Treasure” but his concept was “Slow Future” for men’s wear, where Amit went nostalgic reminiscing about monochrome days and then unfolded the raw nature of the collection.
Using Khadi and mulmul with touches of yesteryear, Amit splashed them with contemporary, hand embroidery along with interesting screen-printed details. The amazing reversible shirts told a fascinating dual story, while Nehru Jackets were sober but the draped pants spelled pure comfort.
He used the suitable colors for summer like pastel blue, grey, beige and white and the embroidery is very discreet and appropriate for men’s wear.
There was men’s day streetwear that offered the right look and revealed simple, practical clothes. The handmade fabrics created by women of Women’s Weave and workers of Kala Swaraj Foundation were the apt stylish basis of the apparel.
The silhouette was the basic jacket, shirt and pant but with a stylish twist as shirts, some with drop-shoulders were reversibly teamed with hand embroidered Indian jackets. Inverted box pleated trousers offered a fashionable alternative to bottom wear.
Keeping the look very casual but at the same time totally masculine, there were wide cotton pants in pastel blue or grey teamed with soft unstructured matching jackets with bits of embroidery and an optional cloth belt. Shirts worked well, making the 3-piece combo just right for the sunny days or evenings.
The showstopper for the show was handsome Kartik Aryan, Bollywood star who strolled down the ramp casually in a hand and embroidered safari jacket teamed with a reversible shirt and parallel trousers with side box pleats on seams.
Amit Wadhwa’s label ‘AW’ assured the audience that it was a men’s wear collection that although followed the concept of “Slow Fashion” for his “Treasure” collection, trendy followers will surely race up the fashion charts wearing the clothes.
A PASTEL FANTASY BY NAKITA SINGH CREATED EXCITEMENT AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2018
Designer Nakita Singh is a BA holder in Fashion Design from Pearl Academy of Fashion, Nakita Singh created quite a stir on the ramp during the Gen Next Show for Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017.
After that, her following collection for Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 proved her design sensibilities were on the right fashion track.
In Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018, Nakita concentrated in floral fashion. Working with pretty pastels like pink, powder blue and white, Nakita wove her collection story around handmade Khadi cotton, linen and cotton silk.
With the floral and abstract machine and hand embroidery, Nakita presented a fresh, feminine, offering on the ramp. The easy silhouettes and relaxed lines of the collection were ideal for the rising mercury.
Opening the show with a checked blouse and matching pant, which Nakita followed with an embroidered loose dress and a ‘V’ neck tunic.
The multi-colored embellishments looked lovely on the hemline of waistcoats, kurta or on yokes and bodice, and the off-shouldered gypsy style blouse with a sari added a boho-chic appeal.
The line of large, orange-checked, tiered midis with embellished boleros or jackets and the belted robe with dhoti pants brought a hint of color to the line. The peach creation with checked cropped pants and the sari with lavish floral work on the blouse were followed by a pink one-button easy coat with tiny embroidery to end the show.
When it comes to fashion solutions for Summer/Resort 2018, Nakita Singh’s refreshing styles will add pizzazz to the wardrobe.
Edgy, quirky and fun was everything that defined the look which Lakme Makeup Expert Daniel Bauer created for this show. The face was kept bronzed and dewy using the Lakme Absolute Skin Natural Hydrating Mousse, with eyes and lips in shades of soft brown. The star of the look was an interesting pattern, which was created around an eye and cheek with a woolen strand.