Lakme India Fashion Week – Day 3 Indian Handlooms and Textiles
The 3rd Day at Lakme India Fashion week was all about Indian Handlooms and Textiles. I saw some really aesthetically pleasing and very wearable designs today. Most of the fabrics were light cottons accentuated with delicate embroidery – perfect for Indian Summers. The highlight of the day was, the very graceful Kiron Kher walking the ramp for Gaurang Shah.
Gaurang Shah’s “Chandbali” collection was dedicated to the modern bride and used bright rich Indian colours paired with heavy borders. The highlight of the show and the day, was Gaurang’s muse, the elegant Kiron Kher gracefully draped in a shocking pink brocade saree. The make up was minimal with the models wearing kohl lined eyes and nude lips – sporting a bronzed look.
Swapnil Shinde used the Paithani in almost all of his designs. The Paithani is a saree that hails from Paithan in Maharashtra, rich in colour with bold peacock embroidered pallus on an antique gold base. Almost all of the designs were made from this very rich pallu and embellished with hearts. He also used unique elements such as glass, PVC, and organza. The collection drew inspiration from elegant and beautiful era of Holloywoods 1950s and was called “An Affair to Remember”
The models eyes were done in a rich red with a pared down nude lip.
Prama by Pratima Pandey was a very fresh and wearable collection. The use of Chanderi Silk and pure cotton layers crafted an extremely luxurious look. I feel that all of us would feel really comfortable wearing any one of these garments. The asymmetric openings and appliques gave a very eclectic edge to each garment.
Finally Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti was a collection inspired by Pondicherry and used delicate white fabric, Temple waves and flower motifs across all garments. This was again another very wearable collection with some really beautiful delicate white sarees.
Day 3 also saw the launch of Baggit’s limited edition Fashion week collection by Gauhar Khan. Speaking at the press conference, the founder Nina Lekhi proudly emphasized Baggits’s values of cruelty free, sustainable, re-recyclable fashion.
I am very excited by most of these collections that fuse the Indian fabrics so beautifully with global designs and silhouettes. A very special day at Lakme India Fashion Week.
*Event Covered By Dela on Behalf of Be Beautilicious. All the pictures above belong to us.