Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017: [Top 5 Trends]
Lakme Fashion Week gives Mumbai’s fashion enthusiasts a peek at their favorite designers’ newest creations before anyone else. What makes the whole experience even more exciting: the possibility of a show ending with a Bollywood star rocking a beautiful outfit from the collection as a showstopper. This season, Lakme Fashion Week’s shows featured a total of 33 celebrity showstoppers, WOW! While Aditi Rao Hydari, Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Vaani Kapoor walked for their designers (Jayanti Reddy, Rahul Mishra, Arpita Mehta and SVA respectively) in wedding-ready lehengas; Sunny Leone, Preity Zinta and Disha Patani donned festive gowns for their showstopper moments. Amongst the fabulous men, Jim Sarbh of Neerja strolled down the ramp in shorts for Anuj Bhutani, and at Manish Malhotra’s glitzy closing show. Aditya Roy Kapur looked dapper as ever in a black suit alongside Jacqueline Fernandez. If you think those are a lot of names, there is still more! We also saw Malaika Arora, Disha Patani, Esha Gupta and Nargis Fakhri walked the ramp in this season.
Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017: [Top 5 Trends]
We have observed certain trends in this season of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 which you can scroll through below. We all know how big sustainable fashion has become and I think there is no show that is complete without some collections that are dedicated to it. At the end of the day, it is all about Indian fashion and we always get to see a new twist on one of India’s most popular clothing styles; the saree. Keep reading below to know the top 5 trends we picked out from this year.
RED-Colour of the season
The fourth day of the event saw the power of red on the runway with actress Vaani Kapoor, Tapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar and Malaika Arora as head-turning showstoppers. These ladies in red looked absolutely stunning and stood out in this festive color. Many brides who wish to stick to a traditional red for their wedding outfit can also take inspiration from this. The color red is so energizing!
This is not the first time Vaani Kapoor is walking the ramp at LFW. She made her presence loud and clear at the Lakme Fashion Week 2017 in a gorgeous red lehenga designed by Sonam and Paras Modi. The outfit was exactly what we would call perfect, it had embroidery all over but still was very balanced and looked subtle. The embroidered, plunging-neckline choli looked perfect with the lehenga, while the blue-border on the dupatta gave a nice new twist to the entire red ensemble. With all the red and gold we thought it was interesting how the outfit was accessorized with a silver kamarband. It is a big contrast but somehow it just worked. Their collection was inspired by the beauty of the Chinar trees in Kashmir and this lehenga is basically known as a maharaja pop.
The fifth and the last day of the fashion extravaganza we saw the ever so gorgeous Malaika Arora walking down the runway so confidently. One of the biggest fashionistas in town, Malaika arora walked the ramp for designer Ridhi Mehra. She wore a sheer, red, tulle jumpsuit, lavishly covered with tassels and a seductive long trail with beaded fringes from the designer’s collection titled ‘Adorne’. She really had all eyes hooked on to her throughout.
Florals florals florals!!! Have we seen enough of them? Maybe not, which is why season after season the designers choose florals as their main motif. We saw florals in all colors and in so many different forms this season. You definitely could spot a floral lehenga, floral dress and a floral gown somewhere throughout the 5-day madness. Our favorite was Disha Patani’s soft dreamy look!
Manish Malhotra’s show has always been a grand one at Lakme Fashion Week. Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapur walked the runway for the designer and his exquisite collection was the perfect way to close Lakmé Fashion Week 2017. Jacqueline Fernandez has a lovely charm and she rocked her runway look. Fernandez wore a sheer embroidered black gown with a floral touch and looked really pretty. Talking about sheer dresses we recently discussed how the ‘naked dress’ trend is so huge and why we think it is never going away. Read more here to check out some of the most famous celebrities in some of the best-naked dresses seen.
Bollywood actress Disha Patani looked florally cool while walking for Ritu Kumar at Lakme Fashion Week 2017.Patani wore a white corset bodice dress over shorts. The piece, part of Kumar’s ‘Sweet Surrender’ collection, had a translucent layer embroidered with floral details, paired with white shorts. Kumar’s collection was inspired by the 18th century French marquise fashion, with a splash of 80s pastel hues and tropical prints.
The fifth day of the event saw the ravishing Kriti Sanon walk the ramp for ace designer Arpita Mehta in an ornate bralette choli and lehenga. The actress looked absolutely stunning in the indigo number that looked just so hot on her lean body.The magenta floral adorning the lehenga complimented the silver embroidery on the waistline, and jazzed up the look of the deep-hued outfit. The heavy embroidery of the ensemble was balanced well by a spiffy ruffled dupatta that had a contemporary appearance, and elevated Kriti’s look.
A corset is a garment worn to hold and train the torso into a desired shape, traditionally a smaller waist or larger bottom, for aesthetic or medical purposes.
The designer Johnnie Walker showcases the fierce glamazons who strode down the ramp very confidently wore leather mini skirt, corsets with extended conical shoulder detailing.This collection had leather and multiple belts that emerged from various angles ensured that the look was inspired by the furious action but made stylish fashion statements.Giving a modern twist to the breastplate.Lace up sandals were added to the look.
Ladies and gentlemen: Presenting you from the runway of Lakme Fashion Week 2017, the newest “sari innovation” – the corset sari! Only Masaba Gupta can bring Victorian and desi together. Apart from saris, she’s introduced corsets with anarkalis and off-shoulder shirts too. The designer doesn’t mind calling the corset-sari combination, desi Victorian, and feels that it’s a trend waiting to explode. It wasn’t only on saris that the waist-defining separate was styled.
Ritu Kumar’s take on Winter/Festive was rather tropical with watercolor prints in summery, pop color combinations. The monogram of pineapples in embroideries and sequins reigned heavy. Silhouettes circled around corset-like bodices tied with similar macrame and tassel belts with wispy skirts.
Disha Patani walked the ramp in Ritu Kumar’s design; a sheer white floral corset bodice strapless dress over shorts with asymmetrical hem. Disha looked adorable with a whole new look that she rocked on the ramp. She looked lovely with the brand new fringe and permed hairdo. She wore the outfit with fishnet tights and accessorized with oversized earrings.
There are so many ways by which you can wear corsets. Some of the trends are given in the above which is shown by some famous designers. To know some more trend have a look at how to wear a corset as Outerwear StreetStyle.
Sustainable fashion, also called Eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability. The main goal for those who support it is to have a human impact on the environment and social responsibility.
Titled ‘Irreverence’ Gaurav Jai Gupta sought inspiration from a dark chasm of ideas. The collection consisted of beautiful urban separates, engineered saris, lehenga skirts and tops in blends of hand weaved merino wool, silk, cotton, and metal, where the woven pleats have all been developed on the loom to provide elasticity. The color story consisted of indigos’s, charcoal, glazed metal and teal.
Designer Kriti Tula of Doodlage collaborated with Converse India to create a fun collection titled ‘Dreams and Dystopia’ which was made up of recycled plastic. Waists were cinched with corsets, dresses were crafted out of scraps of fabric and masks were made out of twigs and waste material. All the dresses were made keeping in mind about sustainable fashion and it was a beautiful collection to promote it.
H&M has also been working really hard this year to come with sustainable fashion lines, check out the full story here and see what they have been up to: H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection for a Sustainable Fashion Future .
Mesh is similar to a web or a net in that it has many attached or woven strands. The sheer and see through trend has picked up a lot lately and your best kind of jackets for the coming season is a mesh one. It will look elegant, dressy and casual at the same time depending on what it is paired with.
The designer Falguni Shane Peacock presented their collection ‘Cassiopeia’ which was inspired by outer space. Space-age metallic micro minis and evening gowns glided down the runway with fitted silhouettes and floor-length skirts and capes. Futuristic geometric patterns were splashed with beads and maribou feathers. The pieces matched perfectly with the exquisite jewelry by Farah Khan. Colours such as muted pink, nude, caramel, galaxy blue, and glossy black came together with chrome-finished eclipses and starry ashes.
Masaba Gupta’s collection was simple yet striking. She added a stunning mesh jacket on a dark long-sleeved velvet gown with its celestial sequins. The fall of the jacket is so lovely that it is giving an elegant look to the outfit.
Preity Zinta walked the ramp for them and she looked like a Disney princess in the ravishing cold-shoulder gown that boasted of intricate silver embellishment all over it, giving it a well-balanced touch of shimmer. Preity Zinta, one of the finest actors of Bollywood, turned showstopper at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 and left us all with a memorable look. No one else could have carried this look with so much confidence and grace.
These were some of the best trends of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017. To name a few more just for your knowledge, we saw plenty of layers, fringe detailing and tulle skirts on the runway this year. Every season we are so impressed with the new designs and out of all the corset sari is definitely something we are going to try!