Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018, held at St. Regis, Mumbai saw a mix of newbies and veterans. Some of the notable designers who showcased their work were Monisha Jaising, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abraham & Thakore, Amit Aggarwal, Ritu Kumar, Narendra Kumar, Kallol Datta, Ashish N Soni, Nachiket Barve, Gaurang, and Pankaj & Nidhi, among others.
Here are all the highlights from the fashion extravaganza.
The fashion week was all about going back to the roots – after all, the theme was ‘Fashion For Earth’.
The designers took up traditional weaves and gave them a fusion twist. Among the bigwigs was Rajesh Pratap Singh, who debuted his collection “Welcome to the Jungle”. The garments combined the ecological Tencel with Chanderi, Banarasi, Jamdaani, hand block prints and more. Opening the show was Rajkummar Rao in an off-white outfit.
Armaan Randhawa known for his very strong and dramatic fashion statements returned to Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 with his “Twin Queen” Collection. It was an art presentation that paid rich tributes to the great British designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010).
Keeping the silhouettes boxy, there was Armaan’s trademark embroidery that gave a cutting-edge look to the collection.
At the fashion extravaganza, there was a bold foraying into gender-neutral fashion and Chola by Sohaya Mishra came up with quite a dew edgy looks. Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar turned showstopper for the label and sported skirt style pants teamed with cape, bright nail-paint and lipstick.
RmKV by Sunita Shanker set a new benchmark in silk, with their latest collection a blend of traditional and contemporary. The beautiful, bespoke saris they displayed have been inspired by nature, art and architecture.
Anvita Sharma unveiled her label ‘Two Point Two’ on the ramp. She turned to the Japanese Kimono with her eastern ode called “Simultaneity”. Transforming this oriental garment into streetwear, she gave the sleeves, labels, closures and silhouettes a 21st-century athleisure impact.
Mohammed Mazhar’s unconventional fashion inspiration was eye-catching. He displayed his “Rafugar” collection – the embroidery inspired by Rafugar in red, black and white.
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