Saturday, 2 April 2016

Live installation by Arjun Saluja for his Summer’16 collection ‘HAQ’ : Lakme Fashion Week

Titled HAQ the collection by Arjun Saluja drew attention to lives of the underprivileged. The show note read:  "They ask for their Haq to live, outcast by the bible of your concrete ijungle. All they do is take a sad song and make it better. They are the catchers in the eyes."

‘Magma’ by Amit Aggarwal : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Capturing the visual raw beauty of the molten liquids - ‘Magma’, the collection revolved around colours, surface and form. With a hint of psychedelic, the designer beautifully narrated the transition from the natural landscape to a colorful world full of paint.

Friday, 1 April 2016

“Paradox of lotus sutra” by Ajay Kumar: Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Titled “Paradox of lotus sutra”, Bangalore based designer Ajay Kumar’s S/R 2016 bright summery collection was all about floro-geometric prints and more prints mixed with bright patterns. With lotus motif as the protagonist of the collection, and with a hint of geometric illusion, the designer offered bold pieces ranging from smart blazers and fitted trousers to tunic shirts.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

“Indica Emporia” by Wendell Rodricks : Lakme Fashion Week S/R16

Titled “Indica Emporia”, the collection explored the possibilities of 20 iconic Indian garments to see how they could be converted into contemporary modern wearable pieces. In other words Wendell Rodricks created a fusion of twenty Indian costumes – for example a modest garment like ‘dhoti’ was converted into a ‘dhoti jumpsuit’ with a sari. 

Wendell Rodricks celebrated the vast emporium of Indian textile in this stunning presentation: Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

What a stunning presentation by veteran designer Wendell Rodricks at the Lakme Fashion Week S/R'16. The day 2 of the fashion week was declared as Sustainable and Indian Textile day, where Wendell celebrated the legacy of hand -woven textile through his collection titled "Indica Emporia".

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

‘A petticoat’ by Archana Rao : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Titled ‘A Petticoat’, the collection was a coming of age story of a popular fictional character called Lolita. Taking petticoat as the protagonist of the collection, Archana brought the inner-wear in the forefront in an innovative manner.

‘Sangamar-mar’ by Sahil Kochhar : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Titled ‘Sangamar-mar’, the collection captured the intricate beauty of the almost extinct craft of prachin kari  - a technique of marble inlay art and carving. Ivory hand cut embroidery, geometric jali work, abstract floral motifs and precious stone textures on the fabrics beautifully justified the essence of the collection.

“This is not fashion” by QuirkBox (humorously arty): Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

With embroidered slogan such as “This is not fashion” and “Art is the new black”, Quirk Box’s French-inspired collection had a strong vintage and relaxed summery flair.

Back to school & athleisure at Kanika Goyal’s S/R 2016 : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

Kanika Goyal’s S/R 2016 collection is heavily influenced by the current trend of athleisure. The back to school vibe was captured with net hoodies, crop tops, slogan t-shirts, shirt dresses, and shorts.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Sneak Preview : “The Artistic Sojourn” by Babita Malkani: Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Titled the "The Artistic Sojourn", mystical divinity plays muse to this collection. In the unique genre of Past Modern, Babita tries to break the sartorial stereotypes and juxtaposes it with modern iconography.

Sneak Peek:Magnum Presents Monisha Jaising’s Luxe Resort 2016 At Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort ‘16

This season, veteran designer Monisha Jaising has collaborated with Magnum Icecream to unveil her Luxe Resort 2016 collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort, on Saturday, 2nd April, at 9.30p.m., at St. Regis, Mumbai.

VERB by Pallavi Singhee presents " freckled” - the beauty in imperfection : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

VERB by Pallavi Singhee presents " freckled” - the beauty in imperfection on 2nd April 2016 at the  Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16, in Mumbai. Stay tuned for more.

Sneak Preview: The Modest Chapter’ by designer ‘AQDUS’ at the Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Gen-Next designer Aqdus Saleem unveils her collection -The Modest Chapter during the Lakme Fashion Week this season. Her collection embraces two dynamic elements: Islamic ethnic wear and contemporary fashion trends to create a fusion that projects the best of both. The eternal appeal thus created has no geographical boundaries but exudes an international appeal.

Sneak Peek : Swati & Sunaina, SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi, Jayanti Reddy, Payal Singhal, Kunal Rawal: Lakme Fashion Week: S/R 2016

Here is a sneak peek at the upcoming collections of the designers - Swati & Sunaina, SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi, Jayanti Reddy, Payal Singhal and Kunal Rawal.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Sneak Peek : ‘Calico’ by Gaurang Shah : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’ 16

Paying reverence to the aesthetics of early 20th century Indian royalty and uniting traditional Indian textiles with vintage silhouettes, Gaurang will present his Spring Summer ‘16’ collection, “Calico”   at the Lakme Fashion Week 2016 on March 31,  5:30 pm in Mumbai.

Sneak Peek: Marionette by Rimi Nayak : Lakme Fashion Week S/R' 16

The theme "Marionette" (French word for Puppet) narrates the journey of a woman who unshackles from a life of obligation and oppression. In this process of liberation, she begins a journey to authentically express her true self without the fear of judgement or acceptance. Hence, she ceases to be a puppet in someone else’s hand and becomes the master of her own free will and destiny.

Sneak Peek :’Transience’ by ‘Indigene’ - Jaya & Ruchi : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

Titled, 'Transcience' the collection will be showcased on Thursday, 31st March at the Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016.

Sneak Peek: Anushree Reddy to present ‘Mughal India’ Collection Lakme Fashion Week S/R2016

The Hyderabad based designer’s S/R 16 collection draws its inspiration from the opulence of Mughal dynasty and its history.  The fabrics used are silks, mulmul, and fine cottons handcrafted into elaborate silhouettes.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Sneak Peek : Magma by Amit Aggarwal – Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

Designer Amit Aggarwal will unveils his latest collection title 'Magma’ at the Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 on Friday, April 1, 2016 7.30 PM at St. Regis, Mumbai. The collection absorbs form, enveloped within the earth’s surface, gathering light within itself. Amit Aggarwal’s interpretation of ‘Magma’ is based on color, surface and form.  

Sneak Peek : ‘TATTVA’ by Urvashi Kaur – Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

The worlds of fashion and art often intersect and intermingle, and designers are continually absorbing and assimilating inspirations from path-breaking new artists.  African artist Eddy Iluanga Kamuanga is one such artist who creates large scale paintings that are bold, political and graphic. One of his striking works on view at the Saatchi Art Gallery stayed with Urvashi who was visiting London at the time. Featuring a woman in a red headscarf with her back turned to the viewer, it was a powerful image representing the upheavals and challenges of our times.

क श [Ka][Sha] by Karishma Shahani : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

For her latest collection Karishma Shahani takes inspiration from age old Indian Pahari miniature paintings. Famed for their brilliance of color and minute decorative details this form of storytelling conveys tales of mortals, Gods and nature alike. The paintings showcase ornate translucent fabric clad subjects amidst backdrops of nature. The patterned decorative flowers and their romanticized rendering are reminiscent of enchanted gardens laden with tropical flowers and extraordinary creatures weaving stories of love and mysticism in their midst.

Sneak Peek : ‘FEMMES di TAHITI’ GARO by Priyanka & Sweta : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

Named after a tribe in Assam, the Kolkata based brand GARO by Priyanka & Sweta initially was inspired by bold tribal prints and motifs and reflects the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship in a contemporary vocabulary.

Sneak Peek : ‘REPNOTIC’ by Asa Kazingmei – Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Titled, ‘REPTONIC’, designer Asa Kazingmei’s upcoming collection is all about a magical perception about everything we see around us. Those little unnoticed details of a landscape that when put together, paints the whole picture. There are things that are right in front of our eyes but we choose to overlook them. 'REPNOTIC' is all about those tiny details that add to all the grandeur.