Behold the holy grail of trends from Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 that will put some pep in your step. Give yourself a jumpstart on summer shopping. Go on…read it!
1. Monochrome Magic
Surprisingly, this season the classic contrasting hues of black and white took center stage and made ravishing appearances on the runway. From Patine’s embroidered collection in black and white, Anamika Khanna’s glamorous edit of monochrome to Ilk’s black and white floral prints and embroidery, it was all about monochrome. Our favourite was Lovebirds, what about you?
What was common between Armaan Aiman, Payal Singhal, SVA by Sonam & Paras? It was the candy coated palette they showcased on the runway. From nature inspired appliqué motif accents adorning Armaan Aiman’s collection to SVA’s collection dipped in mint greens and blues, we loved it all. But Payal Singhal’s collection of skirts, crop tops and lenghas in blush peach and pinks took our breath away! Pretty floral prints with sequins dust accentuated the look.
3. Prints of the Season
Ilk by Shikha & Vinita presented a beautiful floral landscape in the form of 3D motifs and abstract floral prints. Not just this, we were mesmerized by the beautiful display of prints inspired by India. Gaurang Shah’s Kalamkari and Ajrakh block prints and Payal Singhal’s whimsical floral bud printed silhouettes were perfect for Summer- time cheer. Another visual treat was Aartvijay Gupta’s bright line of skirts, dresses, capes and saris in quirky fish, parrot and mosaic prints.
4. The Curious Case of Color Block
Color block has been a remerging trend over a few seasons but this season it brought in a new freshness! We loved the striking color block on Shivan & Narresh’s swimwear, Mandira Bedi’s rich saris and Wendell Rodrick’s resort collection. Not to miss, Tarun Tahiliani’s colorful narration of ombre dyed dresses, kaftans and tunics.
5. Layer Up
Layering emerged as a key trend this season! Who said jackets are just for fall? Designers like Vaishali S, Shruti Sancheti, Dhruv Kapoor and Deepika Govind translated layering seamlessly to summer with an array of capes and jackets that were elegantly showcased on runways with creative styling.
6. Bold Bohemian
Guess what? The bohemian luxe trend is in the spotlight! Infusing traditional Indian embroideries and embellishments in simple silhouettes, designers presented a bright mélange of Indo-Western collections throughout the fashion week. Krishna Mehta, Vaishali S and Deepika Govind’s eclectic mix of silhouettes featured mirror work, gara embroidery, chikankari work, with tie and dye accents.
7. In Full Bloom
As we marvelled at Sabyasachi’s beautiful collection, we couldn’t resist sharing! Inspired by the 70’s, the collection was soaked in gorgeous floral prints and sequins with a touch of his signature aesthetics. Manish Malhotra’s Blue Runway left us spellbound with floral motifs and sequin accents that added a larger than life touch to his collection.
PS: Talking about the fabrics, revival of khadi ruled the shows on Indian Textile Day. Designers like Soumitra Mandal, Shruti Sancheti, Vaishali S presented this timeless fabric with a twist. In our accessory report, turban inspired head gears and head bands dominated the runway from Tarun Tahiliani, SVA to Masaba.
Embrace these trends from Lakme Fashion Week S/R ’15 and we’ll be back with more soon. Stay tuned!