The day we’ve all been waiting for, 5th day of Lakme Fashion week. This day, one of the most iconic designers presented their collections that they’d been eagerly waiting for, just as much as we’d been looking forward to seeing them. The grand finale being showcased by Monisha Jaising. We analyzed all the days of the show to put forth the best for our viewers.
1) ‘Unchartered’ by Tahweave
‘Unchartered’ by Tahweave has drawn its inspiration from the Irish culture and their vibrant colours. The fabrics used in this collection are hand-woven. They have unique cuts and subtle embroidery, making the garments appear stylish yet feel comfortable. This line of fashion is all about making rich culture meet luxury. Their garments are so flowy and fluid that they fit perfectly into a celeb’s everyday closet.
2) Nakita Singh
Nakita Singh takes her inspiration from travel and nature. The collection focuses on creating fashion that is relaxed yet has a contemporary vibe. She achieves this by incorporating doodle sketch embroidery, an earthy colour palette and handloom fabrics, in her garments. Inspired by travel, they have taken inspiration from the vast lush scenery that they came across from their travels around Bengal.
3) “The Circles of Wisdom’ by Soumodeep Dutta
‘The Circles of Wisdom’, a collection by Soumodeep Dutta, was showcased at LFW W/F’18. He takes inspiration from the analogies of life and the lotus in Buddhism. Handlooms from Odisha and Bengal featuring Ikat motifs and Kantha embroidery give the collection an earthy yet festive appeal. The attires instantly set an impression of Indian fusion. They were made with such fun cuts, and draped in a different manner, that certainly didn’t fail to stun us.
4) Nupur Kanoi
Label Nupur Kanoi specializes in handcrafted luxury women’s clothing, using high quality natural fabrics, intensive embroideries and detailing. At present, they have two womenswear lines – Pret and Indian.
Nupur Kanoi’s W/F’18 collection ‘Protea’ is inspired by the common yet unusual bloom of Cape Town, a city set against a multicultural backdrop with large European and Indian settlements. The collection features vibrant and intricate glass beadwork in geometric floral patterns paired with native botanical prints.
5) Jayanthi Reddy
The Jayanti Reddy label infuses traditional clothing with a unique style and understated elegance. She spread glamour on the stage with her subtle pastel colour garments that had intricate detailing. Aditi Rao Hydari was the show stopper in a heavy versatile lehenga.
Jayanti Reddy’s W/F’18 collection ‘The Twilight Zone’ captures the fleeting magical moment before the day ends and night begins through whimsical pieces that are entirely functional and utterly wearable.
6) Punit Balana
Punit Balana is drawn towards traditional embroideries and textile of Rajasthan, due to which he reinterprets these in various fabrics, textures and concepts.
Punit Balana’s W/F’18 collection ‘Gulabi Chowk’ is inspired by the pride of the pink city Jaipur, the magnificent Amer Fort along with the unexpected beauty and charm of Jalebi Chowk and the Sheesh Mahal. Signature hand-block prints and dramatic silhouettes make the collection a stylish expression of comfort and creativity.
7) Neha Agarwal
‘Agami’ by Neha Agarwal presented her collection Pushtaini at the LFW W/F’18. Indo-Western High-End Pret and Couture Women’s-Wear Garments with a twist in surface texturing and embellishments, thus enhancing stylish cuts and edgy eccentric design sensibilities.
‘Pushtaini’ is inspired by the age-old art of Madhubani. The collection merges Indian art and fashion with innovation in surface ornamentation by reinventing Zardozi embroidery in contemporary patterns. At 3:30pm, one of the most talented designers in India came forward to showcase her designs-
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8) Ritu Kumar
Design and heritage in India is a product of skills and wisdom passed down the generations. Ritu Kumar, the brand has always welcomed this heritage.
Label Ritu Kumar’s theme for W/F’18 is ‘Native Spirit’ – an ode to nature and the great outdoors. It blends elements of tribal art from Native American Inca’s with the romance of the wild-west. The collection features an earthy colour palette and introduces rustic charm through modern details.
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9) ‘Samurai’ by Siddhesh Chauhan
He is immensely inspired by architecture, music, sentiments and traditional diversity which en routes him to create contemporary designs for the new age man. He strongly believes in the immortality of art and design plus notes that an exceptional design is the one which influences the subject in whatever way possible.
‘Samurai’ showcases a contemporary take on the Samurai with surface ornamentation techniques and asymmetrical silhouettes.
“One cannot abide without the other. The new and mysterious can only be reborn when the old shackles are torn. A New you is born every day. Everything on a larger scale is design, Contradictions are real and so Balance Is The Key.”
10) Disha Patil
Disha Patil pays homage to the art of creation by invoking Tvastr – the Hindu artisan deity and the physical form of creativity through heirloom pieces. Her pret line is making waves across India for its great finish, excellent cuts and showcasing exquisite embellishment and embroidery. Her creations are always an ideal choice for festive and wedding occasions. Be it a fabulous lehenga for engagement or an inspiring gown for your reception, Disha Patil collections is here to make you feel fabulous and glamorous for all your special events.
Mishru’s W/F’18 collection ‘Supernova’ that juxtaposes power dressing (think: strong capes and blazers) with unabashed femininity at Lakmé Fashion Week W/F’18.
12) aLL Primero by Narendra Kumar presents ‘Never Hyde’
‘Never Hyde’, a collaboration between designer Narendra Kumar and India’s leading Plus Size Store aLL Primero empowers men and women of all sizes. The collection at Lakmé Fashion Week showcased athleisure, day and evening wear in striking silhouettes and comfortable fabrics.
What a great thought! All designers must try and cater to the different possibilities in the crowd, not just stick to the hourglass shapes. This is such an inspiration in this generation.
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13) Gaurav Katta
Jaipur based designer Gaurav Katta celebrates Rajwaras of Rajasthan depicting their courage and valor in a very dramatic manner. The designer intends to create the ambience of a Rajwari darbar of Rajasthan.
14) Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta is of the singular belief that clothing is not just a piece of cloth but a key and integral part of every human being and their identity.
Sanjukta Dutta an Assamese designer par excellence, creates a unique combination of clubbing traditions of different geographic areas in one garment.
15) Julie by Julie Shah
Inspired by the true, deep beauty of women, Julie is a luxury apparel brand boasting a wide collection of Prêt Line, Evening Wear, Bridal Couture, Resort Wear, and Luxe Festive Wear. From intricate embroidery work and diverse vibrant colours to fusions of style, each creation has come to life keeping the modern woman in mind.
The brand brings fresh perspective to the meticulous and time-honoured craftsmanship of the past and blends it seamlessly with innovative and avant-garde styles of the present. Superior fabrics and premium textures lend each collection, verve and chic in equal measure.
Using contemporary cuts, fluid form, and edgy design, the brand creates timeless ensembles that spell comfort and style. However, the hallmark of Julie’s designs is not just in creation, but customization. Made to order, one-of-a-kind and completely handmade, it’s a line of couture that would herald any wardrobe.
16) Lakme Absoute Grand Finale by Monisha Jaising – Monisha Jaising pesents — ‘Shade of a Diva’.
Monisha Jaising, the label stands for the philosophy that the designer believes in, which is that of luxury expressed in a contemporary, fresh and edgy way. The brand is marked by the duality of the designer’s personality, and includes beautifully cut garments, which are highlighted by exquisitely drawn prints and embroidery. The finest and luxe fabrics are used in every garment to bring out an amalgamation of intricate techniques and uniquely draped silhouettes. The ethos of the label lies in “Redefining luxury” for people all over the globe. Monisha has always created for the young, sexy, modern and achieving woman. Her clothes have a character that is inherent, and not defined by either local aesthetic or global trends. They are made for confident women who are comfortable in their own skin and who are not looking for external validation. Today, the multi-dimensional brand encompasses luxe sportswear, eveningwear, bridal couture, resort-wear and luxury kidswear.