#LFW: The Exclusively Round Up

The Best Of Fashion & Beauty From LFW Summer Resort 2016

The much awaited LFW just wrapped up with a grand finale by the flamboyant Rohit Bal featuring Kareena Kapoor as the showstopper and what a show it was.The Lakme Fashion Week’s Summer Resort 2016 was a grand spectacle with some unbelievable shows, offbeat locations/backdrops including parking lots and St. Xaviers college and of course unbelievably incredible fashion. This summer promises to be a very fashionable one and for all of you planning a beach holiday – get your hands on these collections NOW! Here we round up the best of the best at LFW – collections, moments, trends, shows and the like.

There was no shortage of celebrities at this fashion week with the big guns of Bollywood making their presence felt both on the ramps as well as in the front row. Apart from Rohit Bal show stopper Kareena Kapoor Khan who was also a front row attendee of the Manish Malhotra show, this LFW also saw Mira Rajput, Dia Mirza, Amrita Puri, Dino Morea, Isha Koppikar, Mehr Rampal, Monica Dogra, Shriya Saran, Lauren Gottleib, Kiran Rao, Maria Goretti, Sooraj Pancholi, Mini Mathur and most surprisingly, Sanjay Dutt!

The B-Town bombshells also graced the ramps and we aren’t talking just the ladies. From Shraddha Kapoor closing for Masaba, Ileana Dcruz for Rahul Mishra, Lisa Haydon for Monisha Jaising, Sidharth Malhotra for Kunal Rawal, Sonakshi Sinha for Anita Dongre, Aditi Rao Hydari for Jayanti Reddy and Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandes for Manish Malhotra to name a few.

The LFW showcased a melange of designs and collections by various designers featuring the season’s best trends and looks. Manish Malhotra opened the fashion week with a line called ‘Elements’. Comprising over 70 ensembles for a summer wedding, the collection was inspired by earth, water, wind and fire. Tailored ponchos, cocktail dresses, off-shoulder jumpsuits in organza, tussar and crepe, and in shades like baby pink, powder blue, mint green and orange were all crafted specifically for the modern Indian bride.

One of the other notable moments at LFW was the Elektrocouture show featuring an electrified performance with glow in dark and electrically lit up garments like dresses, trousers, skirts, graphics suits and gowns. Angelic white separates at Péro; ethnic silhouettes by Anupama Bose, sarees paired with metallic jackets by Hemang Agrawal, printed ethnic suits and sherwanis in elegant shades by Asif and at last but definitely not the least, metallic magic with combinations at Rajesh Pratap Singh left us coated in fashion love (pardon the pun)

Taking athleisure to the next level, Huemn featured a fall collection of neoprene jackets spilling into kaftans with fur elements, metal hues, zippers and gorilla motifs. The summer collection by Quirkbox showcased fun prints of machines and household items beautifully displayed on breezy fabrics.

Wendell Rodricks’ walkthrough saw models in ghaagras, sarees with cape blouses, chogas, khadi kurtas, pleated skirts, tunics and churidars. Eye catchy ensembles like dhoti-jumpsuit-sarees and pyjamas were a step ahead of the fashion game. Swati Vijaivargie with a stunning collection, added poetry to design with aari embroidery, fun coral stripes, patches and appliqué work. We also loved the khadis, cottons and chanderis.

An exquisite collection of printed lehengas with central and front slit kurtas, blouses, and draped dupattas, along with menswear in ethnic suits and tailored patialas looked absolutely beautiful at the Anita Dongre show. The very gorgeous Sonakshi Sinha walks the ramp for Anita Dongre in a very beautiful blue and white lehenga.

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Sonakshi Sinha

Payal Khandwal wooed us with artistic designs as always with a line of jumpsuits, kaftans, shirts, dresses and palazzo pants all carrying her signature style.

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Talking about the Dhruv Kapoor’s resort special collection, major color blocking and waterproof fabrics paired with sequinned flowers were seen. Leather belts and mesh fabrics were also seen, which were a sartorial spectacle.

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Dhruv Kapoor’s LFW collection (source: verve)

If you’re crazy about florals, then Payal Singhal’s latest collection is what you are looking for. Floral lehengas and skirts paired with churidars, sarees, anarkalis and metallic silver jumpsuits were all seen as perfect pieces for a wedding in this season.

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Nikhil Thampi moved away from the anti-fit trend and showcased form fitted ensembles with trousers, paneled skirts and blazers with cut out and metal detailing.

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Day 5 at the lakme fashion week was full of glamour and elegance. Rohit Bal’s show included a (for lack of a better word) unreal light show and theatrical atmosphere, with the magnificent St. Xaviers college acting as the backdrop – to say the the show was full of understated glamour seems like an understatement. Jaw dropping and how! Models walked in Bal’s signature voluminous silhouettes in shades of ivory, gold, and jewel tones. Titled ‘Koroshini’, the collection and the show were both truly amazing. The night and LFW SR’16 came to a close with the stunning ended Kareena Kapoor Khan walking in a beautiful and classic Rohit Bal ensemble.

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However, while all this and much more happened at fashion week, our favourite moment had to be when model Carol Gracias walked the ramp at Gaurang Shah’s show, flaunting her baby bump. A very pregnant Carol sashayed down the runway with such grace and finesse, she not only broke all stereotypes, but looked damn good doing it! The mum to wore a beautiful khadi jamdani saree with muga texture and the jacket styled blouse that had chinkankari thread work.

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Once again Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 has put up a brilliant shows and collections by renowned designers and gave us a range of beautiful clothing for this season.

 

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