The final three days of the digital Lakmé Fashion Week saw some very dramatic designer clothing that was reimagined for the new age, season-fluid era. Every outfit proved to be a statement-worthy addition to one’s party, festive and workwear wardrobe.
However, a few names such as Anushree Reddy, Jayanti Reddy, Ridhi Mehra and Jade kept it traditional and brought back statement-making ensembles for the ongoing wedding season. Brides, take note!
Farah Sanjana | Mishru
Mishru by Swapna Anumolu presented a perfect trousseau of lehenga-cholis, twirly skirts and gowns, pre-draped saris, embellished dupattas, capes and more at LFW 2020. The colour scheme was a mix of hot pink, deep red, ivory and navy and azure blue.
Farah Sanjana’s collection ‘Reset Restart’ was all about upcycled handbags, foil and fabric surplus, scrap metallic strips used as 3D embellishments and designs of the premium, edgy apparel for women and men. Sharp tailored blouses, biker jackets, trousers, skirts and saris for her and matching tunics and shorts, sleeveless kurta, printed and solid shirts and trousers for him rounded up this new edit.
Lakmé Salon X Jade By Monica & Karishma
A special collaboration of Lakmé Salon and Jade By Monica & Karishma introduced a playful, but exquisite range of head-to-toe bridal looks, where handcrafted EkTaar lehengas married creative hairstyles and glamorous makeup for modern-chic brides.
TRESemmé presents Amit Aggarwal
Last year’s grand finale designer, Amit Aggarwal showed a dreamy collection of lehengas and saris of fluid-edgy silhouettes and technical fabrics.
Disha Patil | Pink Peacock Couture
Disha Patil’s ‘The Labyrinth’ was a refreshing line up of wedding wear for women. It had a tonne of sequins and beadwork. A pastel palette of ivory, grey and pink kept the look of the outfits minimal yet dynamic. Model-actress Diana Penty graced the virtual show in a show-stopping ivory lehenga-choli.
Pink Peacock Couture at LFW was all about dramatic fashion ensembles, underpinned with a vintage feel of the Elizabethan era. Splashed with hues of lilac, pink and midnight blue in jewelled textures, pieces such as flouncy capes, embellished gowns and lehengas, body-hugging corsets and trendy co-ords were presented.
Jayanti Reddy | Sukriti & Aakriti
Jayanti Reddy redefined the charm of red, the mainstay of festive and wedding wear, in her latest collection ‘Rouge’. From saris, lehengas, angrakha-kurtas, cape blouses to gowns and robes, every number celebrated the regality of different shades of red and the luxurious silks, chanderi and satin.
Punjab’s traditional embroidery technique phulkari was at the center of Sukriti & Aakriti’s new collection ‘Neo-Phulkari’. The ensembles were a mix of ethnic and contemporary wear. Actress Radhika Madan in a vibrant lehenga-choli and actor Aparshakti Khurana in a bundi kurta and narrow pants, brought the fashion film to a close.
Anushree Reddy | Ridhi Mehra
Anushree Reddy brought the romance and opulence of bridal wear back to LFW with her latest edit ‘Nazira’. Handwoven cotton, organza, silk and tulle married intricate 3D crystal work, threadwork and katdana in bright and lively hues of peachy pink, red, royal purple and navy.
Celebrating her prowess in luxurious mirror work, Ridhi Mehra unveiled a glamorous, classy line of anarkalis, shararas, gowns, jumpsuits and sensational drapes made for celebratory gatherings, grand or intimate.
Kunal Rawal’s new collection ‘Process’ is a journey back to his beginnings and love for extra-defined and sharp tailoring, in menswear and womenswear. Sonakshi Sinha and Ishan Khattar were the showstoppers.
Aisha Rao | Punit Balana
Aisha Rao presented ‘Pastiche’, a line of season less, upcycled luxury occasion wear, inspired by a complete floral theme and imbued with an attractive colour palette and rich embroidery. Athiya Shetty closed the digital showcase in a high-waist lehenga and sleek-fitting, long sleeve choli.
Punit Balana’s new line of occasion wear ‘Muneer’ was a mélange of beautiful block prints, organic dyes, woven silks, glamorous velvet and stylish silhouettes designed into festive and occasion friendly clothing. Along with the lehengas and ghararas, there were tiny bralettes, flowy capes, dhoti pants and saris made in flirty, modern cuts.
Rimzim Dadu and Saaksha & Kinni
Rimzim Dadu, one of the Gen Next designers of 2007, debuted as the grand finale designer this year. Her central theme was kinetic art merged effortlessly in her dazzling, tactile garments.
Saaksha & Kinni brought the spotlight on the women of the Banjara tribe through their vivacious range of ensembles, splattered with fun colours, prints and tantalising cuts.
Mrunal Thakur, the Super 30 actress was the finale showstopper for both the designers, dressed in two different looks – one in Rimzim Dadu’s elegant, silver-metallic matte textured one-shoulder blouse and skirt and second, in Saaksha & Kinni’s coquettish frill skirt and denim, patchwork shirt.