Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort ’14: The Curtain Raiser
One of the most awaited fashion events of the year, Lakmé Fashion Week made a grand opening yesterday, at the fashion hub – Mumbai, just in time for the style shift towards newer fashion dimensions with the oncoming spring.
The five-day long event welcomes the fresh new lust list of fashion trends with Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort ’14 from 12th to 16th March. This season of LFW S/R 2014 is going to present high on glamor shows with big daddies of the fashion fraternity showcasing their interpretation of the global fashion trends. From Tarun Tahiliani, Anita Dongre, Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla, Anju Modi, Gaurav Gupta to Krishna Mehta and Rajesh Pratap Singh, there’s a whole plethora of trendsetting styles with a fresh and stylish twist in Indian Ethnic Fashion, to watch out for.
Be it Manderi Bedi who makes her debut in the designer brigade, depicting the Indian saree in a fresh avatar this season, or other emerging designers who’re likely to showcase an eclectic mix of quirky designs, the event is a big cue to the what’s hot & what’s not in closet trends for the season.
For connoisseurs and style freaks of Indian Ethnic Fashion like Utsav Fashion, there’s a spectrum of shows lined up on a specially planned day, ‘Indian Textile Day’ – a day that celebrates the rich heritage of Indian textiles. As we talk textiles, we can’t miss out Gaurang Shah, known for his astounding equation with ethnic textiles and art forms of India and will be spinning modern tales in traditional weaves of Benaras.
What’s more? The five-day fashion festival seamlessly maps India on the global fashion industry by inviting London-based accessory designer MAWI. Celebrating her Indian connection, the highly creative designer will be seen sharing the runway with Indian couturier Gaurav Gupta and presenting a collection titled as ‘Indian Odyssey.’
As the carpets roll out for the fashionistas, models, and creative minds of the fashion fraternity; the much-awaited gala event kick started yesterday with an off-site show by Bollywood’s sweetheart Manish Malhotra. Showcasing a beautiful line ‘Summer Affair’ had the Dabangg girl Sonakshi Sinha walking the ramp. The collection opened with an array of attires in ebony-ivory combination and seamlessly the palette shifted to soft pastels of blush pinks and peaches to the final line dipped in gorgeous hues of ivory, latte brown and golden. Long floor kissing Dresses, Kurtas, and Palazzos woven in sheer fabrics with fine white embroidery presented a fairy tale affair.
Chaos at the backstage, change of runways, models getting ready for the shows, last minute nervousness of designers, addressing media post shows, glitz, and glamor of Bollywood; all under one platform. For more updates on Lakmé Fashion Week and the new innovations in Indian Ethnic Fashion, stay tuned! Keep watching this space!