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No more faux pas this time at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week

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A bevy of good young designers

While established names continue to parade embroidered lehengas and saris, it is the young guns who have been coming up with several innovative collections. Daniel Syiem, Yogesh Chaudhary and Karishma Shahani Khan were some of our favourites.


Models walk down the ramp during the Summer / Resort edition of Fashion Week in the city. Pic/Shadab Khan

India re-visited
The curated Indian Textile Day last season was a delight to watch. Swati Kalsi, Soumitra Mondal and Ashdeen Lilaowala produced some beautiful garments utilising the best of Indian textiles and embroidery. We hope to see more of it, this
season.


Pic/Shadab Khan

Accessory showcase
Though the Fashion Week in the city does not offer more for accessory lovers, some new names this season might helpset new trends for us to follow.

 

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Create individual trends

Since we are behind the international fashion trends and fashion weeks, designers take the liberty of banking on international trends and creating collections (think neon and stripes last season, digital prints and black & white before that). And then we get stock interview replies such as “I don’t believe in following and predicting trends. I like to do my own thing.” Don’t fake it, we say.

Kill the quirky print
We liked it when Masaba used a little bit of print, made her mark in the industry and started a trend (Manish Arora did it internationally before). But mindless prints, just for the heck of it, do not make fashion. Fashion doesn’t always equal quirk.

Footfall in the stall area 
We see more people hanging out in the alcohol lounge and the lobby than at the stalls’ section. Let’s not forget the purpose of this
whole ‘festival’.

Media menace
We don't consider ourselves as gods, but believe that not everything that sounds good in our head, works out that way in reality. It’s better to keep quiet than to provide media stereotypes for movie makers. During the previous season, someone even asked the organisers to get real tigers on stage for a good ‘photo op’.  

Last season it was designer Shehla Khan who was already a hit with Bollywood’s leading ladies and then made an entry on the ramp. This season, Arpita Mehta shares a similar story. We were in love with her neon saris worn by the likes of Deepika Padukone and Madhuri Dixit. Mehta will now be showcasing her collection titled The Violet Garden, at the Fashion Week. We are waiting.

It seems the trend-bug of pop up shows has bitten the Fashion Week too. Designer Swapnil Shinde, who is known for his beautiful gowns, will be showcasing bridal couture for the first time, through just a small preview. The collection will be aimed at the modern bride and merge futurism with different silhouettes to create what we believe to be futuristic lehenga pants.

Designer Pria Kataaria Puri who is known for her resort wear will be showcasing menswear line this season. While we wonder how it fits in the ‘Winter / Festive’ theme, we are keen to glimpse of the resort wear jackets with exotic prints for men, which we might borrow as boyfriend jackets. 

Last season it was designer Shehla Khan who was already a hit with Bollywood’s leading ladies and then made an entry on the ramp. This season, Arpita Mehta shares a similar story. We were in love with her neon saris worn by the likes of Deepika Padukone and Madhuri Dixit. Mehta will now be showcasing her collection titled The Violet Garden, at the Fashion Week. We are waiting.

It seems the trend-bug of pop up shows has bitten the Fashion Week too. Designer Swapnil Shinde, who is known for his beautiful gowns, will be showcasing bridal couture for the first time, through just a small preview. The collection will be aimed at the modern bride and merge futurism with different silhouettes to create what we believe to be futuristic lehenga pants.

Designer Pria Kataaria Puri who is known for her resort wear will be showcasing menswear line this season. While we wonder how it fits in the ‘Winter / Festive’ theme, we are keen to glimpse of the resort wear jackets with exotic prints for men, which we might borrow as boyfriend jackets.

 

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