mid-day @ LFW 2014: We give you the complete lowdown on celeb showstoppers and new designer creations at the fashion mega event
From architecture to the red carpet
12 PM > Papa Don’t Preach, Ken Ferns, Gaga & Sonakshi Raaj
The places designers look for inspirations make for rather interesting stories. And Ken Ferns pursued Azulejos, a Portuguese art of painted ceramic tiles.
The warrior cum tribal look from Papa Don’t Preach is a sureshot conversation starter. Pics/Satyajit Desai
These made for rather interesting motifs for prints for both men and women. We especially loved the boxy shirts for men which would work as great summer apparel options.
Sensuous gowns were part of Sonaakshi Raaj’s collection
As for Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika Davda, we had earlier seen the brand at various seasonal exhibitions in the city. And for her debut collection on the ramp, Davda offered rather warrior cum tribal like statement pieces that are not for the faint-hearted with the use of metal. They are conversation starter pieces for sure.
Gaga showcased pastel dresses that were very wearable
As for Sonaakshi Raaj, she created red-carpet-ready outfits with ready–to-wear sarees, sensuous gowns with embellished highlights for some glitz. For Gaga by Tanya Sharma, she worked with different pastels to create a range of shirt dresses, jackets, pants, shirts and other very wearable outfits.
Ken Ferns showcased interesting ceramic tile motifs on prints
All dressed up
1.30 PM > Anushka Khanna, Ashdeen, Zhen & Mossi
While Zhen & Mossi had a rather disappointing collection Anushka Khanna’s collection was a great extension to her previous collection with a repeat of beaded embroidery in geometric patterns taking centre stage, creating slinky, feminine and summery dresses one can wear. Some laser-cut dresses also made an appearance.
The saris in Ashdeen’s collection stood out
We had loved Ashdeen Lilaowala’s previous collection that was an ode to the Gara style of embroidery. This season too, chrysanthemums and birds stayed in mainstay with stitch embroidery. While we loved his saris some of his dresses failed to create an impact.
Anushka Khanna’s collection consisted of feminine dresses
3.30 PM > Atithi Gupta, Sanjay Hingu, Kommal Sood
Sanjay Hingu was our favourite from this slot with excellent sporty jackets and suits with a back to school theme.
The suits in Sanjay Hingu’s collection deserved a second look while (inset) the footwear was also talked about
The jackets reminded us of sporty blazers belonging to hunky Ivy league jocks, and Hingu gets plus points for attention to footwear too.
Flowy gowns were part of Kommal Sood’s collection
Kommal Sood stuck to creating red carpet garments with flowy gowns, and sequin embroiderey all over the dresses, something we have seen her do before too.
Playing with colours
5.30 PM > Rajat Tangri & Shehla Khan
Rajat Tangri stuck to banking on the metallic bead embroidery we have seen him work with before, and for this collection it was the men’s wear line that impressed us more than the gowns for women.
Rajat Tangri’s creations had some eye-catching colours for men
We loved the tees with floral embroidery worn under suits by men and his play on colours for men to experiment with. Shehla Khan is known for her extremely lady-like clothes created using delicate pastels, lace and embroiderey.
Shehla Khan’s collection consisted of understated lehengas
This collection too offered the same, however we loved some of the lehengas created by Khan that were understated, boasted of luxurious beaded embroidery on diaphanous materials, and were simple at the same time too.
A feather in his cap
Goa-based fashion designer Wendell Rodricks (in black suit) was felicitated on Friday for being awarded the Padma Shri.
It’s a chop!
Model Siddharth Rawal always stands out on the ramp with his afro. But he has finally chopped off his wild locks and he tells us why: “Change is the only constant.
And previously because of my hair I could only do niche shows. After my haircut, now I am walking for more designers this season.” Hair stylist Perry Patel’s responsible for his new cut.