Lakme' Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014 Day 3 part 2

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

GAURANG SHAH’S “CHANDBALI” COLLECTION WAS A MYSTICAL SCINTILLATING LINE OF RARE BEAUTY AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2014
Mumbai, 14th March 2014: Dedicated to the modern bride, Gaurang Shah’s “Chandbali” collection was a splendid line of regal ethnic wear at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.
To the strains of lilting music by Ashok Gurjale, the show which was a rainbow of colours and styles created a feast for the eyes.
Dedicated to the modern bride, Gaurang Shah’s “Chandbali” collection was a splendid line of regal ethnic wear at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.

Gaurang

Combining the patterns of the antique odhnas from the Akbarnama with khadi, Gaurang ensured that the outfits had all the richness, beauty and auspicious touches of bridal finery. Motifs like gow-mata, chand-suraj, Buddha-pada were combined with Chandbali like embroidery. The colours caused a riot on the ramp as garments in surkh red, gulabi pink, zard yellow, narangi orange, sabz green were designed into majestic styles.
Reviving the jama, achkans, angarkha, sadri, shaluka, floor length kalidaar and lehenga with assi kalis, Gaurang ensured that the 21st century bride had ample options. Bringing to centre stage the ancient Jamdani weaving technique, Gaurang’s “Chandbali” collection was poetry in fabric form as he presented the odhna weaves on organza while the embroidery on khadi recreated the antique zardosi style.
To end the show Gaurang had his favourite muse, the beautiful, elegant, dimpled Kirron Kher in a shocking pink brocade sari that glided down the ramp to thunderous applause.

Gaurang

To end the show Gaurang had his favourite muse, the beautiful, elegant, dimpled Kirron Kher in a shocking pink brocade sari that glided down the ramp to thunderous applause.
When the bride wants to ensure that she is the cynosure of all eyes on the most important day of her life then Gaurang Shah’s “Chandbali” collection will create that magic.
PURVI DOSHI’S RENAISSANCE COLLECTION GAVE REBIRTH TO GLAMOROUS FASHION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2014
Fascinated by nature and all things natural, Purvi Doshi’s collection called “Renaissance” created from the humble basic pure cotton fabric was a memorable presentation at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.
Red, grey, khaki, deep green, ecru and indigo were combined with cultures and styles of Europe and Gujarat from 1400-1600 centuries and were the inspirations of the garments.
Fascinated by nature and all things natural, Purvi Doshi’s collection called “Renaissance” created from the humble basic pure cotton fabric was a memorable presentation at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.

Purvi Doshi

Playing with silhouettes, Purvi dreamt up long gowns, blends of different sleeve designs, plunging low-back interest but added gathers and pleats to present unconventional garments. Choosing natural dyes from plants, animals and shells, Purvi’s collection also sent out a strong message to preserve the environment with sustainable fashion through embroidery featuring flora and fauna.
The show opened with two majestic full circle floor length gowns with a marked Lambadi touch. Soon flared minis, long sleeved collared kurtas, waisted black dress with print/embellishment and kedia inspired tops swirled down the catwalk.

Purvi Doshi
The show opened with two majestic full circle floor length gowns with a marked Lambadi touch. Soon flared minis, long sleeved collared kurtas, waisted black dress with print/embellishment and kedia inspired tops swirled down the catwalk.
Boleros with cut-out sleeves and kurtas with high slit sleeves, printed palazzos and stylish covers completed the collection. Purvi ended the show with multiple colour blocked diaphanous gowns that were luxurious in their style and design.
‘Be fashionable but respect the earth’ declared Purvi Doshi with her “Renaissance” collection.
SHRUTI SANCHETI’S “LE PONDI” COLLECTION WAS AN ETHEREAL OFFERING ON THE RAMP AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2014
Inspired by the beauty of Pondicherry Shruti Sancheti’s “Le Pondi” collection for Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 had all the gentle tranquil influences of the city. Merging the grandeur of French and European influences with Tamilian sensibilities; the collection was a fashionable mix of intricately woven Temple weaves with a trendy twist given to the pastel colour borders. Expertly woven with a 150 thread count, the base fabric was teamed with silk, natural calico cotton, lace and cotton silk.
Blossoms appeared artistically on the fabrics in the form of screen and block prints to add a European-Boho ambience to the collection. Working around romantic silhouettes that swirled down the ramp; Shruti presented midis, maxis, voluminous jumpsuits, asymmetrical dresses and jackets with marked French influence.
Inspired by the beauty of Pondicherry Shruti Sancheti’s “Le Pondi” collection for Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 had all the gentle tranquil influences of the city.

Shruti Sancheti
Indian silhouettes were added as kurtas, tunics and saris brought in the oriental flavour on the catwalk. Colours created a riot of hues as aqua, coral, canary, moss and mint in green shades and powder blue, yellow, lilac; bubble gum pink brought a refreshing feel on the catwalk.
Indian silhouettes were added as kurtas, tunics and saris brought in the oriental flavour on the catwalk.

Shruti Sancheti
Detailing was in the form of long/short stitches, cutwork, French knots and cross stitch. Swallow tail tops, lace yokes for the back, sleeves and as edging for hemlines, interesting apron-like layers over maxis and tiny floral cutwork bolero gave the collection the finishing touch. Saris too were treated with prints or lace to match the theme of the show.
The show witnessed the who’s who of the town including included: Sangita Jindal, Rashmi Thackeray, Shaina NC Urvashi Lottakiya, VJ Andy and Kim Sharma, applauding for Shruti.
Ideal for the globetrotting woman, who adores the crafts, weaves and textures of India, Shruti Sancheti’s “Le Pondi” collection had marked international appeal.
DESIGNERS AIMAN AGHA AND ARMAAN RANDHAWA CREATED A SURREAL FASHION COLLECTION AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2014
Designer duo Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa under their label ‘ARMAAN AIMAN’ showcased a surreal, fantasy-meets-fashion collection titled ‘Buddalicious’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.
Designer duo Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa under their label ‘ARMAAN AIMAN’ showcased a surreal, fantasy-meets-fashion collection titled ‘Buddalicious’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.

Armaan Aiman
Staying true to their design philosophy of experimental expression, the range which was inspired by the intricacy and artistry of tapestry made use of exquisite embroidery and meticulous tailoring in raw, earthy fabrics to create diverse pieces for the modern sophisticated urban Indian woman. The chakras were also an inspiration through lines and the lotus motifs that appeared on the garments.
The colour palette was simple, blacks and whites helped set the mood as textures, prints and embellishments took centre stage on pieces like skirts, trousers, tops, blazers, shorts and dresses.
The colour palette was simple, blacks and whites helped set the mood as textures, prints and embellishments took centre stage on pieces like skirts, trousers, tops, blazers, shorts and dresses.

Armaan Aiman

A constant theme within the collection was the Buddha print which worked to set a spiritual, philosophical undertone to the collection. The designers also used gold accents to add a touch of glam to their range.
Calm and charming, Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa’s label ‘ARMAAN AIMAN’ is perfect for those fashionistas who like to wear not just their heart, but also their mind on their sleeve.

Armaan Aiman
Calm and charming, Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa’s label ‘ARMAAN AIMAN’ is perfect for those fashionistas who like to wear not just their heart, but also their mind on their sleeve.
KARISHMA JAMWAL PRESENTED A BREEZY SUMMER COLLECTION AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2014
Mumbai, 14th March 2014: Karishma Jamwal under her ‘Lotus Sutr’ showcased an elegant, ethereal range inspired by Egyptian and Persian aesthetics and culture at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.
Karishma Jamwal under her ‘Lotus Sutr’ showcased an elegant, ethereal range inspired by Egyptian and Persian aesthetics and culture at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.

Lotus Sutr

The designer worked with surface textures along with embellishments comprising old coins and keys on luxurious fabrics like lightweight chiffon and silk fabric to give her collection a breezy-summery vibe. 
Bright hues of pop saffron, olive, pale blue, sunny yellow, ash beige and cream graced flowing silhouettes with soft cuts reminiscent of desert sand dunes.

Lotus Sutr
Bright hues of pop saffron, olive, pale blue, sunny yellow, ash beige and cream graced flowing silhouettes with soft cuts reminiscent of desert sand dunes.
Dresses, long tops, sleeveless jackets, shrugs, cloaks, dhoti skirts and trousers gave her line an Indo-Western appeal. It was further enhanced with fabric accents, material beadwork, deep necklines, gathers, pleats, layers and subtle urban stylised prints.
Modern yet traditional, bold and beautiful Karishma Jamwal’s label ‘Lotus Sutr’ is sure to leave any urban woman wanting more.

Lotus Sutr

A mustard toned kaftan with heavy work around the neck and muted prints was a statement piece that beautifully showcased the designer’s skill.
Modern yet traditional, bold and beautiful Karishma Jamwal’s label ‘Lotus Sutr’ is sure to leave any urban woman wanting more.   

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