Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 – Day 1
Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 4, 2012
Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 starts in Mumbai with many designers showcasing their works on day 1. There were budding designers as well who showcased their work in the ‘Talent Box’ section. As a writer I would like to encourage new designers to showcase their talent, hence writing a criticism for their new collection will not be fair to the hard-work put in by them. This also stands for established designer, since all of them put in many month’s effort to bring out their collection every new season. In our review I will only comment on the collection that I liked the best in terms of design, originality, fit & cut. IFP’s pick for Day 1 are Payal Singhal and Pallavi Jaikishan for the fact that their collection had all the elements of perfection and were glorious.
However I am on the fence about few designer’s work that would include Pia Pauro, Jatin Varma, Nandita-Anuradha Thirani and Ritu Beri. I did like few outfits from their collection but not all………maybe I was looking out for something unique in their work. Here is a look at these designer’s creations which were showcased at LFW this year:
Photo courtesy : http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in
Nandita and Anuradha Thirani
Payal Singhal’s new collection ‘India in Colour’ was inspired by various regions of our beautiful country………..from the vibeant bright colours to the alluring pastels, Payal’s creations had it all. The silhouettes remained oriental with kurtas, kaftans, tunics, dresses, short ghagras and kalidar saris had fine detail-work of with intricate peeta, abhla, mirror and zardozi work. Anchor and model Shibani Dandekar along with professional dancer Puneet Pathak were the show stopper for Payal Singhal. Shibani wore a mirror work asymmetric lehenga with a sexy blouse while the Puneet was dressed an ecru silk kurta and gold Patiala salwars.
IFP liked this collection for the vibrant colours and the beautiful lehengas which had mirror work all over. These outfits spoke so much about India in such a beautiful way.
Designer Pallavi Jaikishan completed 40 years in this fashion industry which in itself is a big feat. She started out designing for Bollywood actresses and wives but her name is now synonym with bridal-wear in India. The collection was divided in 4 parts Sajala, Mandara, Elavia and Ayiana. Sajala collection had mostly pastel colors with heavy borders and zari work, Mandara had the colors of a tree with pink & coral roses, Elavia had bridal colors like red & vermillion with orange blossoms which is a signature ‘Pallavi Jaikishan’ style while Ayiana had bridal lehengas which were heavily embellished with detailwork.
Looking at Pallavi’s magnificient works I am in awe of her regal designs. The lace, zari work, floral motifs, rich fabric oozed loads of opulence. A wedding trousseau ‘must have’ if you are the bride looking out for royalty in your wardrobe choices.