Lakme fashion week Summer Resort 2018 Key trends
India's most awaited first day of Lakme fashion week Summer Resort 2018 started on 31st of January where on day one more than ten designers showcased their collection apart from the buzz from the celebrities such as Tapsi Punnu, Huma Qureshi.
Anita Dongre closed the opening day of Lakmé Fashion Week - Summer Resort 2018 with her collection ‘Songs of Summer’— inspired by a beautiful summer garden in all its bloom. Capturing its true essence, the collection combined muted tones of blush, sage, powder blue, yellow and pristine white with stunning floral, botanical and bird motifs.
Saaksha and Kinni presented their collection ‘Forza’ on day 4 of Lakmé Fashion Week - Summer Resort 2018. Drawing inspiration and digging deeper into the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat, the designers brought alive the spirit of Gujarat in the form the archetypical bandhani and batik intermingling with the dark florals; long billowy skirts paired with stylish crop tops, flowy capes, loose pants and breezy maxi dresses in silks and satins presented the perfect concoction of femininity and fierceness.
Find out the detailed information about the collection presented by the Anita Dongre and Saaksha and Kinni.
Anita Dongre- songs of Summer
Recreating the magic of the 50s, Anita presented breezy midi skirts, jumpsuits, cool wrap tops, elegant long line jackets, trendy tunics and stylish cropped tops that shared the stage with classic lehengas and draped saris in light-weight handwoven silk, chanderi, mul and cotton in Benares. Furthering the sustainability story, R | Elan™ GreenGold, an eco-friendly fabric, made from 100 percent used plastic bottles was also used to fashion a few outfits. Light hand embroidery, zardozi and gota patti details juxtaposed with customized flower patterns bridged the fashion eras of traditional and contemporary together. Printed bandis and kurtas, layered with trousers were also presented as part of the menswear look. The ensembles were complemented by stunning pieces from Anita Dongre Fine Jewellery, embroidered flat shoes and pretty floral tiaras.
Making their ramp debut as a couple, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput walked the aisles of the beautiful summer garden. Looking sharp in a white handwoven malkha sherwani with intricate stitch line embroidery and mother of pearl logo buttons, Shahid Kapoor was flanked by his beautiful wife Mira Rajput who wore a statement white handwoven Benaras lehenga with pastel floral motifs, handwoven silk choli and silk organza dupatta with hand embroidered Resham and gota patti work."
Tunes of jazz music by Deveshi Sehgal and her band, set amidst a beautiful garden with candles and artfully decorated flowers such as cabbage roses, baby’s breath and lotus further added to the warm, intimate setting—very reminiscent of a summer wedding.
Speaking about the collection, Anita said, “Songs of Summer is a collection that is very close to my heart. I am really excited to bring back the understated elegance of the 50s in the form of fluid silhouettes, light hand embroidery, and exquisite floral details. I am also thrilled to add sustainable elements to the collection using R|Elan GreenGold, an eco-friendly fabric that is made from recycled plastic bottles.”
Commenting on the response received to the R|Elan collection by Anita Dongre – Mr Hemant Sharma, Polyester Sector Head, RIL said “It’s a remarkable work of design and art presented by Anita Dongre that elegantly brought out the high performance and aesthetic features of R | Elan™ FreeFlow and R | Elan™ GreenGold. We are overwhelmed by the enormous initial response that R | Elan™ has received at LFW”.
Saaksha and Kinni- Forza
Saaksha and Kinni presented their collection ‘Forza’ drawing inspiration and digging deeper into the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat, the designers brought alive the spirit of Gujarat in the form the archetypical bandhani and batik intermingling with the dark florals; long billowy skirts paired with stylish crop tops, flowy capes, loose pants and breezy maxi dresses in silks and satins presented the perfect concoction of femininity and fierceness.
Fashioned with elements that maintain a fine balance between opposing forces, Forza carried the traditional mirror work in the embroideries, along with their signature metal and thread work against darker embroideries. The contrast-without-conflict ran in their color palettes as well—lilacs, reds, purples, and white juxtaposed against blacks, maroons, and mustards. The models maintained nearly nude sun-kissed skin with an au-naturel glow.
Speaking about the collection Saaksha and Kinni commented, “We are very excited to present ‘Forza’ that took us back to the endless summers spent in Gujarat – and through our breezy silhouettes and relaxed fits, it’s our attempt to reclaim that feeling of anything-is-possible that we first felt on Gujarat’s soil. With Forza, we’re paying our respects to the past, discovering the present, and creating for the future”.