Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 – Day 4
Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 6, 2012
Lakme Fashion Day 4 is underway and I have to say that in these 4 days I got to see many fresh designs. Especially in Indianwear but I wish some designer would astonish me with classic western ensemble which is what this fashion week actually lacks. On Day 4 there were not many collections to like………..the ones IFP liked are:
Photo courtesy : http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in
Shyamal and Bhumika
The ‘Maharaja’ collection by Shyamal & Bhumika reflected the Mughal era. Chogas, kalidar lehengas, Sherwanis, panelled kurtas for men, embroidered kali details for saris, angarkhas, lehengas, dupattas and cholis making a dramatic impact on the catwalk. Known for their lush ornate creations, the designing duo had zardozi, metal wire, zari peeta, aari and Marodi embroidery on regal hues like red, wine, jade, black, maroon, teal, purple, ivory, blue, ruby, champagne, beige and golden. In short it was ‘Royalty’ on the runway. IFP likes the collection which would be perfect for the upcoming wedding season plus love the fact that the designers gave alot of emphasis to the menswear collection. Embellished achkans and jodhpuri jackets combined with shawls were magnificent.
Shivan & Narresh
‘Equestrian’ was the inspiration behind designer Shivan & Narresh’s collection aptly titled as ‘Equus’. The range consisted of mailot, bikini, dress, gown, sari, tankini, trikini, jumpsuits, shirts, bikini sari and Kaftan sari named the “Kafsuit”. Detailing was minimal with tassels and braiding while the colours were kept muted. Shivan & Narresh have set a benchmark when it comes to swimwear……..this time around they just took it a step further with excellent designs. Finally got to see some good western wear collection in terms of the style and theme. I am sure that we will get to see so of these creations on the red carpet soon. IFP likes this collection for it’s originality and gives a thumbs up to the designer duo.
‘Outhouse’ by Kabia & Sasha Grewal
‘Outhouse’ an edgy jewellery line by Kabia and Sasha Grewal presented their recent creation ”Leone d’oro” at LFW which was inspired by Africa. The collection had spiked necklace with large rear pendant, cascading chains, lapel necklace, cuffs, tasselled pendants, necklace with the Peter Pan collar shape with coloured stones & collar cum belts. IFP calls their collection absolutely wild and fun. The designs were bold and contemporary. Waiting to see more from these talents girls.