Top trends spotted on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week 2023

Jade Crasto
FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week is India’s first fashion & lifestyle event curating experiences and redefining fashion for nearly 25 years. With over 100 designers, brands & industry stakeholders interfacing every season through the 4 days of showcases, FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week has established itself as the hub for emerging talent, sustainability, and the business of fashion. This year the fashion fuelled event was held at the Jio World Garden in BKC, Mumbai, from March 9th to March 12th. Designers like Gaurav Gupta, Anushree Reddy, Nirmooha, Siddartha Tytler, Manish Malhotra, and more brought to the runway stunning collections. So, let’s look at some of the trendiest styles that hit the runway at FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week 2023.
It’s safe to say that corsets have definitely taken over every fashion fiend’s closet and have now made their way to the runway. Designers definitely know how to stick with the current trends by incorporating the most loved one in their work. Arpita Mehta gave the corset a fun summer holiday twist in her showcase which featured a few patterns, sequins, and mirrors. While Mehta gave it a fun summer vibe, Tarun Tahiliani took the elegant luxe route. His showstopper Sobhita Dhulipala donned a modern age corset style concept saree which was uplifted with crystal highlights around the waist. Siddartha Tytler also incorporated corsets in his collection, but for men. In his collection 2085, Tytler styled the bight corsets over suits, giving it a very chic yet formal look.
Vibrant Hues
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It’s official, bright colors are in! This year at Lakme Fashion Week there was never a dull moment on the runway. Designers took a chance with vibrant and neon hues instead of playing it safe with darker shades and I think we can all agree that they played the right card. Esha Amin, Siddartha Tytler, Arpita Mehta, Jajaabora, Bhumika Sharma, Namrata Joshipura and more showcased the most vibrant and fun collections at this year’s fashion extravaganza.
Heavy prints
Two Point Two
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Is there such a thing as too much print? I don’t think so. The yesteryear trend is back and is here to stay for a while. Nearly every showcase featured heavy and light prints.
Esha Amin
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While Esha Amin and Jajaabor had prints on fun and flowy outfits, Sahil Aneja, Two point Two, and Manish Malhotra went for a more streetwear look.
Capes, trench coats, and jackets
Sameer Madan
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Other hits on the runway were the long flowy capes, stylish jackets, and chic trench coats. Sameer Madan, in his collection Untamed, featured a series of leather jackets and trench coats in femme fatal colors, red, black, and white, along with a little leopard print detailing. Rana Gil styled her showstopper Karisma Kapoor in a heavily detailed shimmery jacket, which was inspired by Italian landscapes. Namrata Joshipura brought us blazers with a post-modern disco twist!
Summer wear
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While most designers showcased elegant gowns, Indian pret wear and streetwear, designers like Arpita Mehta, Limerick, Flirtatious by Aakriti, and Eshaa Amiin gave us airy kaftans, kaleidoscopic prints, and bright and vibrant colours to prep us for the summer. The collections featured flowy dresses which can be worn during the day and the night. Limerick and Flirtatious showcased beautiful and bright swimwear that is sure to make you stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Shimmer and Glitter
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You can’t call it fashion week if there’s no shimmer and glitter. When it came to dazzling looks, Itrh stood out the most with its collection dancing queen which featured shimmery long and short dresses with the most stunning back cuts, shimmery blazers, capes, and modern sarees! Monisha Jaising too showcased looks that had been luxuriously embellished with elegance and incorporated the essence of a wedding on a tropical island reflecting sunshine, beachside, poolside and resort glamour.
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