Hoodies, Pastels and zippers…Ruled the runway at the LFW S/R'16
Mumbai has become a beehive for fashion media, designers, students, and buyers as the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 is raising the fashion benchmark. Day 1 showcased a lot of fashion action and interesting trends.
Elektrocouture’s Indian debut had the audience glowing literally. Their glow in the dark and electrically lit up garments were a hit with the media. The line up included structured dresses, trousers, skirts, graphic suits (a trend to watch out for this summer) and gowns.
Kanika Goyal presented an athlete-leisure inspired creations in the form of embellished jackets, slogan t-shirts (how many of these do you have by now?) and net hoodies to beat the summer sun.
Doodlage turned quirk with a stunning line up of signature patchwork numbers, hooded capes and minimalistic dresses. Botanical accents and hints of lace infused a flirtatious touch to the collection.
Huemn showcased a strong collection of neoprene jackets and bombers spilling into kaftans with an adequate amount of fur (we thought that was a bit passé). However the trendsetters from the collection were the metal hues, zippers and gorilla motifs that spelled summer loud and clear.
Sahil Kochhar collection titled 'Sangamarmar' highlighted the forgotten crafts like parchin kari. The delicate floral patterns were juxtaposed with geometric jail work and signature ivory, 3D hand-cut embroidery and marble cutwork appliques set on a bright colour palette of aquas and oranges on ivory and black had the experts smile ear to ear.
Quirkbox’s message was, ‘This is not fashion, it is art.’ And the designers played it well as their showcased fun prints of sewing machines and other household items on light fabrics. Their collection was arty and breezy.
Archana Rao’s collection titled, ‘A petticoat’ did make things pretty on the ramp. Sheers, asymmetrical, hemlines, clean-cut, ruffles and pastel shades emerged stronger in the line up. We suggest head on and buy that perfect laser-cut collar blouse to be fashion forward.
Agrima Batra from Gen Next’s collection titled ‘To the Stars and Back’ was contemporary and chic. The origami appliques on garments including sheath dresses, one-shoulder gowns, crop tops and the box bags were the perfect accessory to flaunt this season.