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Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017: [Top 5 Trends]

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017: [Top 5 Trends]
The Lakme Fashion Week 2017 has come to an end but we are still taking our time to come to terms with the dose of glamour that was on display during the 5-day fashion week! This fashion week is usually held twice every year for every season. Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 concluded last week with yet again some brilliant designs. It was amazing to see how designers have chosen the path to designing garments with simpler cuts and ones that would look good on a huge range of body types.  And here we come up with talented designers showcasing some of their best and intricately done designs. As always we also saw many Bollywood celebrities walk down the runway as showstoppers. The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 was held from August 16th to August 20th at the St. Regis in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Jaspreet Chandok who is the head of fashion, IMG Reliance LTD told some news agencies that after the repeated success of LFW in the last couple of years, he was super thrilled to be coming up with a brand new season.
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!

Lakme Fashion Week-RED-Colour of the season
Taapsee Pannu walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 for designer Divya Reddy. She slayed the runway in a red floor-length embellished jacket worn over a delicately-embroidered sheer piece. The actor says walking the ramp has always been a nightmare for her, right from her modeling days. “I believe there are different expectations attached when you are a model and things are different when you are a showstopper.”

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.

Lakme Fashion Week-RED-Colour of the season
Bhumi Pednekar gave some serious bridal goals as she walked down the ramp in a creation by designer Ruceru during the fifth day of Lakme Fashion Week. She set the grace on the ramp with a very natural look and she looked so elegant in this beautiful red lehengaShe looked every inch of a classic, Indian bride with a modern touch, as she walked the ramp.

Floral embroidery

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!

Lakme Fashion Week-Floral embroidery

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.

 The Best Naked Dress Trend Looks Of All Time

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.

Corset Mania

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.

Lakme Fashion Week-Corset Mania

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.


Lakme Fashion Week-Showstopper of Floral embroidery

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

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.

Lakme Fashion Week-Sustainable fashion
Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week 17 was all about Sustainable fashion and Anavila Mishra brought out her best designs to the ramp. Moving away from her usual color schemes of neutral and bright to tones, the designer strongly believes that it is about time designers should be conscious about the environment and think about it in the whole process of creating their garments. Her collection took us on an enchanting journey into the dark woods where she used fabrics such as handwoven cotton, silk, linen, and wool. The use of black and grays with a sheen looked amazing. Using hand-block printed from Gujarat to Jharkhand’s Khatwa embroidery all were locally sourced from a talented pool of karigars

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 .

Lakme Fashion Week-Sustainable Fashion
Bollywood star Mandira Bedi cheered for Anavila from the front rows. She attended Anavila’s show at the Lakme Fashion Week wearing a linen saree by the designer paired with a statement silver necklace. She finished off her look with a red bindi and red envelope clutch!

Mesh Jackets

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.

Lakme Fashion Week-Mesh Jacket

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! 

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