Day 2 of LFW was celebrated as Lakme’s Sustainable Fashion Day. In sync with the theme, designers David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore showcased a stunning range of collection fashioned out of a fabric called EcoVero. The fabric is entirely made of fiber derived from wood pulp which is drawn from certified forests making everything sustainable, right from the raw material. Athiya Shetty, the show stopper for the collection sported a stunning monochrome statement saree with a collared button-down blouse that featured black and white stripes matching the saree. The ensemble was styled with a statement earring that stretched all the way to the shoulders along with a feather-adorned slip-ons. The look was glammed up with a touch of blush, shimmery eye shadow and mauve lips.
Day 2 also saw Mrunal Thakur walking the ramp for debutant label Aavaran, a Udaipur based enterprise offering a range of con-temporized “Dabu” mud-resist, hand-dyed and hand block-printed garments, home furnishings and accessories. The “Love Sonia” actress looked ethereal in a beautiful ivory creation. She looked absolutely stunning in a full sleeve choli and a matching A line Lehenga with golden print. With a maang tikka on her forehead and simple makeup Mrunal stunned everyone with her alluring beauty.
The “Veere Di Wedding” actor Sumit Vyas too turned a showstopper for designer PallaviDhyani’s label Three. He looked dapper in a Grey 2-button suit as he strutted on the runway wearing a white T-shirt and matching trousers. His footwear was another statement piece that stood out in the look for its quirkiness.
After turning heads on the first day, Beyond the Clouds actress MalavikaMohanan was another Bollywood celebrity who sizzled on the runway for designer Padmaja.
A special fashion showcase from Eleven Eleven Clothing also emphasized on sustainability and creating links between farmers, weavers, vegetable dyeing and block printing traditions. Supported by C & A Foundation and enabled by IMG Reliance, this collaboration is a movement for sustainable & organic cotton in the Indian Fashion Industry.
Another highlight of the day was the adorable Bollywood couple Riteish Deshmukh and wife Genelia who flaunted their flawless chemistry on stage, dressed in matching outfits from Antar – Agni. The couple brought the right amount of romance and panache to this season of Lakme Fashion Week winter/festive collection 2019.