Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 Day 1 part 1

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 kicks off with a stunning Makeup Show by Lakmé
Sculpted Looks, Shraddha Kapoor and India’s first ever real-time makeup app ruled the ramp at the show
Mumbai, 18th March 2015: From beauty statements that will inspire summer trends like never before to a revolutionary innovation in makeup, the Lakmé Makeup Show presented the best of beauty on Day 1 of the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. Celebrating 15 years of fashion and beauty, Lakmé kick started this season with a one-of-its-kind show curated by Lakmé expert Natasha Nischol, as models strutted down the ramp in DRVV’s collection. In line with the Lakmé beauty statement, Natasha presented ‘the evolution of ‘Sculpt’ with avant garde looks, each reiterating makeup as an art form. Playing muse to the experts was Lakmé’s face Shraddha Kapoor.
Lakme' Make up Show, LIFW Day 1
Lakme' Make up Show - Shradha Kapoor, LIFW Day 1

The biggest highlight of the show was the launch of Lakmé’s revolutionary Makeup Pro App, the first of its kind, a real-time virtual makeover app with the complete palette of shades and looks across the Lakmé portfolio. From prepping the skin to applying makeup, this app lets you try how each product looks   on you digitally. Lakmé’s prostylist looks created by makeup experts, including the look that Shraddha sported on the runway today, is the highlight of the app.  You can simply try the look in a single click.

Natasha brought alive various art forms in makeup looks - inspired by Sculpt – including etching, bronze, mosaic, clay and paint. Complementing these avant garde looks were Sculpt inspired hair-dos creatively presented by the Lakme Absolute Salon team.
Lakme' Make up Show, LIFW Day 1

“In our 15th year at Lakme Fashion Week, we reinvent make-up – presenting it as avant garde looks, in line with fashion.  The new hi-definition matte lipstick is the star of the Lakme Absolute Sculpt line – our trend forecast at Lakme Fashion Week for this season. Taking it one step further, we empower every Indian woman to experience this beauty trend first hand with the first of its’ kind - Lakmé Makeup Pro app. A true revolution in the world of makeup, this real-time Makeup Pro app promises to be the biggest blockbuster  in beauty and we are absolutely thrilled to bring it to all makeup lovers all over the country”, Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovation at Lakmé.
Lakme' Make up Show, LIFW Day 1
“Sculpt has indeed been a very exciting theme to work on. It gave me the artistic freedom to play around with structure and symmetry, while also being able to recreate the evolution of makeup. I am also very thrilled about the Lakmé Makeup Pro app, as it is a true delight to every beauty buff and will change the way we explore and create makeup looks.” said Natasha Nischol, Lakmé Makeup expert.
Lakme' Make up Show, LIFW Day 1

“Make up pro is an amazing app and I simply love experimenting with my favorite looks. Every time I have 5 min free during shoots, this is what I am using! It is extremely user friendly and helps me select colors and styles that compliment me, in an instant. I also love how I have access to all the Lakmé makeup right on my fingertips.” said Lakmé face Shraddha Kapoor.


Mumbai 18 2015: Sailex stunned all with his sensual and straight, but stylish collection presented by Reliance Footwear at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. The very interesting sub-range of affordable resort wear created a stir among the audience.
The designer focused on both men and women's resort wear incorporating a relaxed yet tailored feel to each piece.
Inspired by his trademark design and vibe of his previous collections; the silhouettes consisted of flirty skirts, stylish dresses, gowns, shorts, jumpsuits, maxis, jackets and tops.
Shades of blush pink, periwinkle blue, olive green and gorgeous grey dominated the colour palette and worked to make this range both classy and colourful; while also giving it a versatile edge. The designer also translated his distinct embroidery into a series of prints both geometrical and floral in nature that will appeal to the global buyer.
Sailex, LIFW Day 1, Sailex

Versatile fabrics like cotton, linen, organza, chiffon and satin were carefully cut and balanced out with elegant embellishments like fish hook detailing, prints and subtle texturing. Intriguingly placed buttons at unexpected places added an element of surprise and were further accentuated with simple, clean cuts.
High waist bikini bottom shorts paired with low cut tops having floral prints and see through jackets for women were a trademark of the collection; while the men sported casual shorts paired with formal shirts and open coats in a mix of geometry-meets-nature prints.
Hook eye embellishments from his Spring/Summer 2014 collection along with the cherry blossom print from his Autumn/Winter 2013-14 line, made a surprise appearance on the runway in interesting new avatars.
Perfect for both evening and day wear, the designer crafted each piece with precision and care with an eye for detail and flair for artistic drama.
Sailex with Vaani Kapoor, LIFW Day 1, Sailex

The showstopper was Vani Kapoor star of 'Shuddh Desi Romance' who walked the runway in an ethereal strapless pale blue gown adorned by floral prints.
Balanced, contemporary and gritty, Sailex's collection presented by Reliance Footprint will have any fashion God or Goddess feeling ready to take on the world and any runway!

INIFD opened on day one of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 with six new Gen Next stars and their stunning collections

18 March 2015, Mumbai: The 19th edition of the Gen Next stars opened Day One at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 with a show presented by INIFD. Mentored by ace couturier Anita Dongre, the six designers who will rock the fashion business in future, showed collections that were a fabulous mix of creativity, style, innovations and trend setting directions.

Creating an impact on the ramp was a very interesting collection that illustrated how a child would reinterpret an adult wardrobe. So Alan Alexander Kaleekal, a graduate from Studio Bereot Paris for his label ‘Kaleekal’ gave an innovative dimension to fashion and clothing. Moving away from specific norms of fashion and categories, Alan’s line was an eye-catching offering of stylish clothes.
Using a colour story of ecru and black, there were sheer/solid tie-up dress, cotton boxy tunic, cut-away overall with cropped top and a rear back tie-up tunic with shorts. The clever mix of solids and sheers was beautifully blended into the creations to give an almost ethereal, oriental yet comfortable feel to the garments. Intricate construction and some tricky tie-ups added to the overall dramatic appeal of the line.
ALAN ALEXANDER KALEEKAL, LIFW day 1 , Alan Alexander Kaleekal

Giving feminine and classic touches to his creations for his label ‘Greusha’, Ankit Carpenter’s collection focused on timeless clean construction and silhouettes. Inspired by the cactus, the outfits exuded sophisticated elegance, luxury and comfort, yet had a wild streak and beauty that will appeal to women who adore understated elegance.
Bright yellow was the opening for a will-powered gathered dress followed by yellow and white jumpsuit, one-shoulder origami inspired mini and the acid green georgette dress.
The white long-sleeved shirt that was teamed with a yellow ‘Skort’ was a great addition, a simple pant suit was a classic and the final acid green tonal embroidered gown was the glamorous end to the show. What were truly eye-catching were the half masks and black exotic net head gear that gave the collection an avant garde feel.
ANKIT CARPENTER, LIFW day 1 , Ankit Carpenter

Inspired by the stillness of the night and the wild instincts that the time evokes, Kanika Goyal’s collection called “Creatures of the Night” had a unique identity, which had a blend of provocative minimalism. A graduate of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi and Fashion Styling at University of Arts London; Kanika’s collection had contrasts that managed to come together seamlessly.
Using glass nylon, polyester satin, denim, Lycra, lamb leather and cow hide in shades of white, beige as well as lilac, the designer showed a line that had a clever mix of the textures. The twisted collar shirt for men, the panelled denim jumpsuit for the ladies, foiled leather top with thigh-high slit sheer pencil skirt and the imaginative use of shattered glass print gave the collection an innovative touch.
KANIKA GOYAL, LIFW day 1 ,Kanika Goyal

With a Masters in Fashion Design Technology in menswear it was but natural that Manish Bansal revealed the finer points of men’s clothes. Inspired by the suit of cards as well as the one worn by the corporate head honcho, Manish gave the term ‘suits’ a new dimension. His collection depicted suits that are attached to the word ‘gamble’. Blending past and present fashion statements, Manish offered the New Age Male umpteen stylish options.
Using felting as an appliqué for the men’s wear with an off-white and grey story, the designer showed knit kurta with kangaroo pockets, shorts, Bermudas with racer back tank, shirts with a single embellished sleeve sporting the playing card casino print, zippered blouson and thigh-long coat with discreet prints. The final double breasted jacket over a pleated skirt with the casino print was Manish’s way of giving men’s wear an innovative yet slightly feminine touch.
MANISH BANSAL, LIFW day 1, Manish Bansal

Graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology Bengaluru, Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama presented an inspired collection from the mythical ‘Utopia’. Her label P.E.L.L.A. attempts at presenting clothes that are imaginative, inspired and innovative on all fronts. Her ensembles had that unconventional quality that is aimed to create aesthetics via constrained imperfections but with a restrained design story.
Presenting a collection with natural fabrics that was almost meditative in nature, inspired by the opening of the chakras, the silks and jacquards in a white story had simple organic shapes that flowed around the body. Draped Zen like kimonos, kaftans with long trails, wrap-around oriental creation with looped back, ballooning sleeves, dress with rouched draped cover, rolled collar cloak and the final batwing long kaftan, created magic on the ramp.
PRIYANKA ELLA LORENA LAMA, Day1, Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama

Inspired by Picasso’s cubist painting ‘Les Demoiselles D’vignon’ Salita Nanda’s “Demoiselles” collection was designed for the young stylish woman. Salita worked with digital prints and a series of 3D printed fabrics that highlighted the artistic angle of the collection with a touch of pop.
A graduate in Fashion Business from London College of Fashion University of the Arts and a diploma holder in Fashion Design from Milan Fashion Campus; Salita creatively brought out the African undertones in Picasso’s painting with prints and symbols that portrayed love, beauty and strength.
Off-white was the base of the collection for the artistic prints, which appeared on jumpsuit, cropped top, skirt, an unusual boxy rectangular tube over skirt, wrap around shorts, appliquéd printed maxi and a striking off-shoulder cropped top with a lampshade shaped skirt.
 The final ribbed transparent white skirt with printed cape over jumpsuit completed the very dramatic and colourful collection.
SALITA NANDA, Day 1, Salita Nanda


Pallavi Singhee for her label “Verb” presented a flawless compilation called ‘A La Suite’, at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 which was an extension of her previous Spring/Summer line ‘J’aime La Vie - I Love Life’.
The objective behind the collection was to make exquisite clothes with a single aim - to make women feel more confident and gorgeous, which was reflected in the silhouettes and functionality of the ensembles.
The show commenced with three groups of looks ranging from brunch attire, youthful blacks and whites to evening and resort dresses. The apparel were textured and colour blocked with limes and blues that merged into blacks and whites, which were finished off with baby pinks, lush blossom and mint pinks.
VERB BY PALLAVI SINGHEE, Day 1, Verb by Pallavi Singhee

The fabrics encompassed materials like sheer Chantilly to organza, mul, chiffon and satin. The whimsical and sheer qualities were teamed with quilted silks and lace detailing. The silhouettes started with midi dresses, culottes, strappy tops, and went on to pleated quilted dresses. To add a dazzling touch, mirror work and zardozi gave the western silhouettes a desi feel.
Some of the ensembles that stood out were the mini sweetheart embroidered chiffon asymmetrical dress along with a three piece-outfit consisting of a wrapped uneven hemline skirt in satin, a pin tucked cross-back blouse paired with a cropped organza embroidered jacket.
The flamboyant Sagarika Ghatge star of the block buster “Chak de! India” graced the stage as a showstopper wearing an off-white organza, sheer midi dress heavily embroidered with Jaal in flower and leaf motifs.
Glamorous and beautifully poised, ‘A La Suite’ by Pallavi Singhee for her “Verb” label was the perfect treat for any fashion lover.

Yogesh Chaudhary’s label ‘Surendri’ thrilled the awaiting audience with his latest collection ‘Mithu’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Delving into the inspiration drawn from colourful birds that had been haunting the mango trees near the ‘Surendri’ studio, Yogesh created ‘Mithu’. He made a conscious effort at designing a line that not just produced day dressing and resort ensembles; but also stayed true to the ethnic roots for bridal wear.
Varied fabrics and embroidered materials were used to form a vintage aesthetic. Drawing musings from parrots, the collection sported elements like jharoka backs, actual parrot motifs, feathered tails, and employed techniques like appliqué, foiling, flocking, hand and machine embroidery. The silhouettes paid homage to the modern Indian women and were greatly influenced by the past for a costume-like presentation that is usually admired in Indian evening wear.
', Day 1, Yogesh Chaudhary' Surendri

The silhouettes featured looks like Sherwani trenches, kurta saris, jacketed lehengas, and a reinterpretation of the omnipresent dupatta in materials like net, satins and cottons with hints of parrot prints. The twin lehenga sets were featured with two models wearing a complete yellow and red lehenga with gold embroidered parrots and deeply cut backs on the blouses. Another combination that stood out, was the simple black sari with gold embroidered parrots paired with an elbow grazing blouse that looked both elegant and chic.
‘Mithu’ by Yogesh Chaudhary for his ‘Surendri’ label was impeccable and would be perfect for the Indian bride, as well as her friends and family.

Shikha Grover and Vinita Adhikari displayed their romanticized collection “Love me, Love me not” for their brand ILK during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Both the designers expressed their philosophy in a very poetically themed collection of apparel. Their designs took the audience to a world of duality and paradoxes, deceptions and illusions. The designs questioned the viewers to look beyond what they saw, to find empowerment in the unknown and invoke a love for the risqué.
ILK BY SHIKHA GROVER AND VINITA ADHIKARI, Day 1, ILK by Shikha Grover and Vinita Adhikari

The collection showcased a unique technique of relaxed silhouettes, embellished with transparent fluidity, floral textures and seam inserts. The designer duo was consistent with their ILK signature style of adding textures to their fabrics of cotton, net and gauze while preserving the feminine feel to their designs.
The use of contrasting colours in the designs shone a light on their philosophy of duality. Colours like aqua and peach gave the garments a softer touch; while hues like black, grey and white resonated feelings of vigour and power lying beneath the ensembles.
The highlight of the collection was the white and black printed sari with a mint undertone. Another outfit that was attention grabbing was the body-con suit entirely embroidered with flowers and styled with a belt making it look effortlessly glamorous. 
This power packed, fashion-on-point collection called “Love Me, Love Me Not” by Shikha Grover and Vinita Adhikari for their label ILK sent out a strong, vibrant message - to always seek what lies beyond and to never undermine that which seems weak.

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