Arunima Majhi and Surbhi Shekhar set the pace for a great fashion presentation at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015
20 March 2015, Mumbai: ‘Secrets of the Sea’ a unique and almost surreal collection by designer Arunima Majhi wowed the fashionistas at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Functional in form and yet uber fashionable, the range was inspired by the sea and its beautiful creatures with an added edge of mermaid-like fantasy.
Palazzo pants, structured tops, dresses, culottes, sporty jackets, jogger pants and skirts made their way down the ramp in elegant shades of coral, lilac, mint green, golden sand nude, blush and sea foam blue.
An array of decadent fabrics like silks, tulle, jacquards, organza, crépe and poplin added to the allure of the collection and gave each outfit a relaxed yet chic appeal. To add a bit of oomph, mesh and see-through fabrics worked to accentuate each piece.
Staying true to the playful vibe of her collection, the designer used hand illustrated digital prints of skeletons, sea snails, nudi branches and other sea creatures while techniques like laser cutting and embroidery added a trendy touch.
A particularly eye catching piece was a ravishing mint green cape dress, which cascaded down the catwalk and stole the spotlight.
Dreamy and daring, ‘Secrets of the Sea’ by Arunima Majhi is one collection, which will leave any diva diving into her closet for more!
SURBHI SHEKHAR’S VERSATILE FLORAL LINE WAS A BALANCED COLLECTION AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
Designer Surbhi Shekhar stunned all with her fabulous floral inspired collection titled ‘Diphylleia Story’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Much like the Diphylleia flower, which turns transparent in the rain, the collection was both intricate and intriguing with a flirty-feminine twist.
Bohemian in essence, fabrics like air silk, silk, chiffon, plastic, satin, habutai and leather graced the silhouettes, which comprised skirts, dresses, tops, pants and shirts in flowing unstructured forms for a regal yet relaxed feel.
Shades of blue such as powder blue, navy and sea spray added to the versatile colour palette and balanced other shades of white, nude tones as well as pastel hues of pink and purple.
The designer also created her own unique lace-like design, by putting fabric together. She further added a touch of fairy dust, sequins, buttons, fringed designs and intricately woven pieces to balance out the feminine and fierce vibe of the range.
Embellishments were kept minimal with feathers, coins and buttons that worked to infuse a quirky almost bohemian appeal for each piece.
Subtle, soft, stylish and easy-to-wear, ‘Diphylleia Story’ by Surbhi Shekhar is bound to leave one simply spellbound.
Jatin Varma, Babita Malkani And Asmita Marwa Were Inspired by different global cities For their collections at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015
AN EARTHY COLLECTION BY BABITA MALKANI HAD HINTS OF NATIVE ALASKAN ART AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
Exploring new terrains for Babita Malkani comes easy, as she moved into the cold regions of Alaska to dream up her “Omayok” collection for Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
The native cultures of the cold terrain were the theme of Babita’s exquisite creations. Choosing light weight fabrics like sheer georgette, crêpe and linen, Babita teamed them with jersey and ribbed knits. She then added intricate laser cutting and stencilling to bring the highlights to centre stage.
Finally the designer topped it all with digital prints that recreated the wilderness of the Alaskan life style. The result was a beautifully draped line of women’s wear that had minute detailing to create a striking vision.
From feisty fringed capes, to slinky sheath dresses, seductive sarong style skirts, the design directions moved to multi-yarn and braided embroidery motifs recreated from the past. An emblazoned printed skirt and accessories like stylish suede wedges added to the theme of the collection while, the colour options were earthy with hints of aboriginal directions.
From the flesh coloured will-power sheath with 3D work, the collection moved to asymmetric fringed poncho tops, cute shorts, criss-crossed unusual ones with flared pants and a draped georgette beach cover. The looped hem cape, bustier with one-shoulder drape and the sari pallav inspired gown created a great fusion look. The three coloured draped cowl gown, halter blouse with black and white sari and the asymmetric shaded cape over a mini skirt brought the rustic prints to centre stage.
The showstopper was the petite Soha Ali Khan in a swishy swirling black and white printed long skirt and stunning choli, which was a great end to a creatively researched collection that recreated the theme beautifully.
When it comes to fashion with a wildly exciting geographic inspiration, Babita Malkani’s “Omayok” line reminiscent of Alaskan beauty will be a great sartorial addition in the global woman’s wardrobe.
ASMITA MARWA’S LOVE FOR NEW YORK INSPIRED HER HIGH STREET COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
Inspired by the wonderful fast paced global city, New York; Asmita Marwa dreamt up a collection called “New York, New York” for her mythical muse Maya during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Pushing her creative envelope to the edge, Asmita brought in pops of colours to highlight the pulsating energy of the Big Apple. Adding New York’s street art in fantastic collages featuring multiple faces of Hollywood celebs, Asmita worked with khadi, voile, viscose satin, crépe, cotton net and shimmer fabrics. The colours were off-white and black with shocks of salmon pink appearing at regular intervals.
The silhouettes were structured yet relaxed with a regular appearance of the “A” line shape as well as some fluid and flowing drapes, which Asmita is known for.
Detailing was in the form of organza scalloped textures, which appeared on the garments or in heart shapes as giant appliqués on the garments. Tape and zipper additions, buttons, pleats for dresses and elastic straps gave the collection a feisty feel. Asymmetrical dress, kimono cropped top, one-shoulder black satin jumpsuit and the panelled balloon shirt were fun additions.
Adding four men’s wear garments, Asmita ensured that they were in sync with the rest of the women’s creations. So printed collage T-shirts were worn with matching denim pants, voile shirt with checked trousers, or a sepia tone khadi print trouser with a matching shirt in voile.
Asmita selected an apt show stopper for her very energetic collection. The lady was the very vibrant Adhuna Akhtar who rocked the ramp as she grooved to the music, wearing a neon pink halter jersey gown.
Offering a wide range of mix and match options not only in fabrics but also in garments; Asmita Marwa’s “New York, New York” collection was a perfect offering of High Street fashion with a stylish global appeal.
JATIN VARMA’S COLLECTION WAS AN INDULGENT OFFERING OF RED CARPET GLAM ENSEMBLES AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
Known for his glamorous ultra-chic Red Carpet creations at fashion weeks, Jatin Varma unveiled his “Falling in LOVE” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. The inspiration was pure feminine with a gracious nostalgic touch where ‘love’ and the ‘heart’ are the words that matter the most to women.
The fabrics matched the theme with their luxurious feel. The colours were romance personified as old rose, leaf green, purple and black were seen moving through the collection. The intricate laser cut techniques, which are Jatin’s specialty and the sensuous cascading ruffles on the garments added to the grace and beauty of the simple flowing dresses.
Presenting the collection like a colour card, Jatin started with leaf green for the one-shoulder ruffled gown with net trail and a laser cut peplum bodice and panelled skirt creation. What followed was a bevy of Red Carpet creations that swept down the runway in all their glamorous glory.
The old rose segment revealed cutwork bib for a solid long skirt, appliquéd tulle gown, bodice with flowing ruffles for a figure hugging ensemble and a slashed rippled skirt creation.
For the purple line, the angular godet fish tail maxi, moulded front with cascading back and the cutwork side fins gowns were stunners.
The final black looks featured the earlier three colours as bands, extensions or graduating borders for the scintillating high octane formal wear collection.
For a woman who is in love with fashion and the world, Jatin Varma’s’ “Falling in Love” collection offered the perfect options for her ultra- glam sartorial needs.
Sahil Aneja, Anuj Bhutani And Dhruv Kapoor Presented Exciting Diverse Fashion At Jabong Stage During Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015
SAHIL ANEJA'S FUSION OF ART AND FASHION WAS A VISUAL DELIGHT AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
Mumbai, 20 March 2015: Sahil Aneja amazed all with his men's collection aptly titled 'Wanderlust' which showcased at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Inspired by the colourful and bold art district in Miami, the collection comprised fun, versatile pieces such as shorts, shirts, T-shirts, suits, jackets, shirts and coats.
Eye-catching tones of blue, orange, white, grey and black made their way down the catwalk as a representation of the turning of the season. These were further accentuated by abstract patterns, colour blocking and subtle texturing to give each piece a unique edge.
Structured forms were the highlights with sharp cuts and shoulder pads for a powerful masculine appeal and were crafted in decadent fabrics, which were viscose and cotton based.
To add a quirky touch, the designer also played with the inner lining of the sleeves, rolling them up to expose brilliant, bright patterns.
The showstopper handsome Dino Morea walked down the ramp in an exquisitely tailored blazer and pants in textured black.
Bold and beautiful, Sahil Aneja's artsy, cool collection aimed at men, "Wanderlust" was a mesmerising celebration of colour-meets-art and art-meets-fashion.
TRADITIONAL TEXTILES CAME TO THE FOREFRONT FOR ANUJ BHUTANI'S COLLECTION AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
Designer Anuj Bhutani for his label "Reboot" showcased an extravagant and elegant travel inspired collection at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Traditional Indian textiles in shades of red, black, blue, nude, peach and olive green looked amazing on the runway in silhouettes for both men and women and comprised skirts, dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, tops, shorts, coats, jackets and shirts.
Using geometric prints, herringbone weaves, digital prints and thread work; the designer put an emphasis on the lightly structured pieces by adding subtle depth and volume, working to contour the body.
For the women, sensual drapes took centre stage and helped contour the body as a celebration of female form; whilst the men's pieces were structured and clean cut – a reflection of effortless power.
Square shaped patterns in thread, graced each form and were complimented by unique zipper and textured detailing.
Two outfits in particular stole the show – a gorgeous muted gold low cut dress for the women and for the men, a triple pocket jacket.
Luxurious and comfortable, this collection by Anuj Bhutani for his 'Reboot' label is sure to have any ethnic chic dresser wanting more.
DHRUV KAPOOR PRESENTED A MÉLANGE OF DESIGNS AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHON WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
Dhruv Kapoor showcased a wild and wonderful collection titled 'Mix Media' at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week 2015.
Much like its name, the range comprised an array of outfits accentuated by mixed mediums for an almost otherworldly appeal.
The versatile collection aimed at both men and women comprised skirts, shorts, dresses, jackets, hoodies, pants, coats, tops and sporty silhouettes, where the highlights were in bold and edgy tones of mustard yellow, cool denim, midnight blue and brilliant white.
The designer worked with soft yet versatile fabrics like linens, crépe, silk, lace, mesh, leather and metallic fabrics to recreate his trademark bold and boxy silhouettes and contoured each piece with a sporty yet stylish appeal.
Unfinished edges, structured cuts, panels, stitch detailing, fringing, vinyl foil and plastic pieces stood out on both; masculine and feminine forms as they worked to embellish each design, adding a quirky hint.
See-through lace pants, a mesh see through jacket and a particularly intriguing night blue latex trench coat stole the show.
Daring, different and simply delightful, 'Mix Media' by Dhruv Kapoor is sure to raise some eyebrows in the best way and turn some heads.
DAY THREE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015 ENDED WITH STYLE ICON GAURI KHAN'S DEBUT COLLECTION THAT CELEBRATED 30 YEARS OF THE SATYA PAUL BRAND
Mumbai, 20th March, 2015: To celebrate 30 years of Satya Paul in the fashion industry, style icon Gauri Khan's debut collection was an exotic end to Day Three at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015
Keeping the brand's design sensibilities intact, Gauri presented "A Tropical Wonder" collection of luxurious prints that revealed a line of casual and occasion holiday wear. Great mix and match separates took centre stage as sheer tunics, fluid kaftans, versatile shift dresses and elegant saris glided down the ramp on graceful models.
GAURI KHAN for SATYA PAUL
To match the theme, the print story was botanical in nature. Palm motifs and calligraphic scribbles were engineered in leaf and palm burnouts and splashed in ombré hand painted washes. Lounging on the beach the kaftan tie-up, was an ideal swim suit cover, while sheer shirts sporting mesh inserts, asymmetric tunics and free flowing garments were a 'must have'.
The collection of swimwear ranged from bikinis to monokinis and maillots; while the kaftans in myriad colours, sarongs, and tunics were ideal covers. The cholis were sexy and seductive – cross over halters, cut-out necklines, brief bikini styles, tantalising low back versions with tassels and tiny ones with knots.
GAURI KHAN for SATYA PAUL
Satin georgette was restricted to saris, but cotton silk, chiffon, georgette, luxe organza, tulle and satin Lurex borders were constant favourites. A great fabric innovation by Gauri was custom engineered palm motif burnout.
Season's colours like fresh citrus, aquatic shades and deep ombré sunset tones added pizzazz to the ensembles. Completing the look was orange the season's new black. Totes with metallics in neutral colour blocking were ideal for day bags. For formal clutches and messenger bags, it was laser cut and prints; while the cute cocktail arm candy with soft mesh was perfect.
GAURI KHAN for SATYA PAUL
Gauri Khan's "A Tropical Wonder" collection for the Satya Paul brand was a perfect Summer/Resort 2015 end to Day Three at Lakmé Fashion Week.