Highlights of Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

Sorry for the delayed post, I have been trying to document the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort and the content was insanely huge. I was attending Lakme Fashion Week for the first time and I was so excited! There was just too much to do before I left to Mumbai, like deciding on what to wear, what not to wear, the accessories, shoes et al. I tried to look up the Do's and the Dont's in fashion week because I had no idea what is to be expected. LFW is one place where one can wear anything you want. If you want to experiment with any kind of clothes or hairstyle, this is the place to do. And who knows, if you are lucky, you might just get featured. 
Return of the Retro at Sabyasachi
LFW was opened by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the God of bridal world. Sabyasachi’s show made a comeback of retro and was mostly influenced by 70’s bollywood but with a sultry finish. The stage looked tremendous and the show started with green lasers. The shades pallet of Sabyasachi consisted of bottle greens, beautiful beiges and garnet reds. He introduced a whole new concept of festive jumpsuits. I’m sure many of us would love to wear these beautiful jumpsuits to weddings instead of traditional saris or lehengas for a change. Sabyasachi kept the spirit of his last collection alive with the striped blouse, and this went beautifully with the floral lehengas. The last three bridal pieces of the show threw a new aspect of decadent glitter to Sabyasachi’s bridal world as well, bespoke bridal couture indeed. I loved the white balloons and the retro sunglasses too.I should just say I loved everything about it. Here are a few favourites from the collection.

Day 1 
Day 1 had many interesting designers Gen Next, ILK by Shikha and Vinita, Frou Frou by Archana Rao, Huemn by Pranav Mishra and Shyma shetty, [ka] [sha] by Karishma Shahani Khan, Krishna Mehta, Vaishali S and of course the fabulous Manish Malhotra. 

3D Florals at ILK

ILK by Shikha and Vinita : I’m awestruck by their "Love Me Not" collection. Totally casual and pret a couture so was pretty with 3D flowers on a grey and peach pallet. The colors were fresh and perfect for the spring/ summer. Here are a few pieces from the drool worthy collection.

Spring Scallops in The Apartment by Frou Frou

Frou Frou’s palette consisted of nudes, ochre yellows and pale olive greens which oddly blended well to be newfangled summer hues, the show was themed as "The Apartment". The ensembles were given a parisian touch. My favourite was the scalloped blouse and sari with pearl beadings. Scallops with beadings were used a lot in this collection. Here are the 3 best pieces from the collection.

Huemn is one of my favourite brands. I’ve always loved their edgy sporty lux collection. They never fail to amaze me. This time there was a new addition to their color palette, i.e. hot pink. The collection mostly consisted of blotch prints, organza whites and edgy ankle-length suits. The final dress was a maxi with feather-like embellishments which caught me off guard because it was quite feminine, and styled with sporty shoes as always. And that is why I love Huemn. The white shirt dress with a paint dripping pocket is way on top in my lust list. <3

Sporty Lux at Huemn

Masaba : Masaba s collection was centred around the toffee theme. The colours were mostly lime yellow and pink and triangle prints in blue and orange. The show was on instagram and not on an actual ramp. A different concept, saves a lot of time and resources for everyone, but the ramp feel to the show under the focus lights is completely lost.

Manish Malhotra. Oh god where do I start, from the venue to the collection, I was totally floored with every detail. Of all the shows, this has influenced me the most. Believe it or not, the music still keeps ringing in my head, in a good way. The show was held in a place called The New Great Eastern Mills in Byculla. This was old rustic art mill with a lake by the side. Hard to imagine such a place can exist amidst the busy streets in Mumbai. The collection came with a cause, the cause of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. The runway was blue and gorgeous rose bouquet chandeliers were hung from top every 10 steps through the runway. Most of the pieces in his collection consisted of different shades of blues and golden yellow pieces with embroidery of creepers and roses intricacy. Fringes took an exuberant stand at his show this time. Loved the fringes and ball details in pallu of the saris especially. During the final walk, there was a shower of crushed rose and jasmine petals which gave a dramatic ending to all of it. Here are the 5 best pieces from his collection, although I won’t be making any justice if I don’t include all of them.

Blue Runway at Manish Malhotra

What I Wore: Here is a picture from what I wore on Day 1. Sorry for the unprofessionalism, I promise to do better next time. I was so unprepared for all of it. I’m wearing a long top with high slits and wearing jewellery from Regium. The hair was partitioned and twisted on both sides to be pinned.

Outfit Details on Day 1 :
Maxi top with high slits : Asos
Ripped Jeans Shorts 
Bag : Tivoli from Louis Vuitton
Tie up Gladiators : Asos
Rings from Regium
Lips : Rouge Orage, Chanel

Day 2 
Day 2 gave emphasis to Indian Textiles designers like Vasundhara, NotLikeYou, Anavila, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Raghavendra Rathore, Patine, Deepika Govind, Vrisa by Rahul and Shikha, Mulmul etc. This day, all the beautiful ladies in front row were dressed up in handloom saris with decadent accessories. 

Vasundhara Mantri : The ornaments from Vasundhara was a breathe of fresh air to the contemporary jewellery line. The arm cuffs and the rings were one of a kind. All her jewellery were in a golden matte finish and hardly used any kind of gems. Totally saving up to buy one of them.

Heavy Trinklets at Vasundhara

Anavila : Subtle sarees with beautiful blouses defined her collection. 

Kiran Uttam Ghosh : Her collection was all about giving a western impact to Indian textiles, There were white shirts paired with dothi pants made of saris, organza like capes and separated. She had a vast color pallet of ivory - grey sky blue - lemon yellow  - red - black. Best collection of the day according to me.

Rich Color Pallet in Kiran Uttam Ghosh

Deepika Govind’s collection mostly consisted of Textiles of Rajasthan like bandhini on dhoti like silhouttes and traditional thread embroidery on casual tops.

Deepika Govind

Vrisha By Rahul and Shikha’s collection was influenced by turkish prints. Loved the prints and colours and this screams summery indian casual wear.

Incence of the Middle East

Satya Paul by Gauri khan : This show was themed like a tropical green forest. I loved all the blouses for the saris. Color pallet was mostly blue and green and like any normal Satya Paul sari, it had lots of prints in it. The embroidery in the blouse actually sculpted the look for the saris. All in all, Gauri Khan didn't let us down.

Satya Paul By Gauri Khan

What I wore : I wore a Bottle green raw silk custom made skirt by Mummy & Me with Lanvin for H&M t-shirt( My favourite T-shirt)  btw. With an ice-cream bag from Koovs. I tied my hair up as a bun with minimal make up and winged eyeliner.

Outfit Details on Day 2 :
Silk skirt : Mummy & Me
T-shirt : Lanvin for H&M
Shoes: Zara
Bag : Koovs
Lipstick : Morange by Mac

Day 3 
Day 3 mostly included quirky and casual designers like Munkee.See.Munkee.Do, Lovebirds, DRVV, Valliyan by Nitya, Nikhil Thampi, Nimish Shift, Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Quirk Box, Babita Malkhani etc. 

Valliyan By Nitya Arora

Valliyan is known for her edgy furusistic jewellery. The models wore white. Most jewellery had deep red and sky blues stones in them, my favourite were the star earrings and the kamar bhands. They were really unique.

Ikai had simple yet amazing prints. As Vogue rightly quoted, she thought of simple designs which no one could have thought of. The tunics were as attractive from the back as they were on the front. She is known for her anti fit silhouettes. Her collection was inspired from the east which included Japanese fans, cranes and the rising sun.
Japanese Prints at Ikai

Quirk Box : Let me just start by saying this, WoW. The prints were absolutely gorgeous this time(as usual) and colours were a little more sombre than what they normally are. Subtle colours are making a comeback this summer. I am drooling their stoles from the new collection.
Quirk Box

Nikhil Thampi : Influenced by Bollywood, he used a lot of metallics and try to recreate iconic looks from songs like tip tip bars pain etc. Was a little let down by the collection except for the show starter draped yellow sari, but there is always next season.

What I Wore: Day 3, I wore an black net Atsu skirt bought from pernia’s popup shop with Top Shop floral top. Not proud of the way I was dressed at all. I misplaced the dress I was supposed to wear this day hence was forced to put together from my subset of clothes which were in my suitcase. Sighs!

Outfit Details for Day 3 :
Net Skirt : Atsu
Top : Top Shop
Brogues :  H&M
Bag : Love Moschino
Necklace : Deepa Gurgani for Amethyst
Phone Cover : Moschino

Day 4

Day 4 showcased Arpita Mehta, Anushree Reddy, Sva, Urvashi Joneja, Payal Singhal, Pankaj and Nidhi, Nishka Lulla and Suneet Verma.
Arpita Mehta

Arpita Mehta : When you say mirror works and nets, all I can think about is  Arpita Mehta. The current collection consisted of nudes with purple and pinks mirror work. Every piece in this collection blew me away. Perfect for a sangeet ceremony or an evening affair. The colours will go with any season. So I’m including 5 best pieces from the collection in the post.

Anushree Reddy : Always been a fan of her, and she never let me down with her new collection too. The theme of the show was Royal Courtyard. Pink is the resident color when it comes to Anushree Reddy and the this time there were mint greens, yellows and reds in the collection. 
The Royal Courtyard of Anushree Reddy

SVA: The collection mostly consisted of blues and was influenced by the middle east and punjab.  I love the unqoue square graphic embroidery which blended well with traditional silk.  Colours consisted of blush pinks and navys. 

Payal Singhal does know how to use her pastels ! Her collection consisted of blush pinks and greys this time.  Mirror work was included in her collection this time. Different silhouettes were included apart from the crop top chudidars. I saw a lot of crop jackets as well. I loved her collection at the Amazon India Fashion Week better. 

Nishka Lulla : One thing I love about Nishka Lulla’s clothes is they are so chic and wearable! She had a lot of sheers in ivory, powder pinks and rusty reds, sky blues and cobalt blues which is so in trend this season.

Nishka Lulla

Pankaj & Nidhi : Neons on dulls took precedence at Pankaj & Nidhi this season. The collection was inspired by the Pottery art in Turkey called Iznik. Soft corals, lemon yellow and mint greens on greys and whites dominated the stage in Pankaj and Nidhi. Simple and light weight, Pankaj & Nidhi will definitely a big hit this season.

Pankaj and Nidhi

What I Wore : I decided to tie my hair up as a bun again, Managing hair appointments on a daily basis is not a piece of cake. My look included a light morning smokey eye with Nude lips.

Day 4 outfit details :
Long top with white sequins: Huemn
Fringe Clutch Bag : Zara
Hologram Booties : Asos
Day 5 : 
Day 5 had shows from Papa Don't preach, Riddhi Mehra, Sailex, Shilpa Reddy, Shivan and Narresh, Wendell Rodrigues, Tarun Tahiliani and Anamika Khanna.

Papa Dont Preach By Shubhika Dawde : The theme of the show was Twitterpated which means infatuated. Colors included lavender, baby pinks and sky blues and had heavy intricate colourful embroidery like no other alond with some gold mirror detailing. I must say, I was totally twitterpated after what I saw! Love PDP, they are one of a kind and the most exquisite designer wear if you want to stand out in a party and be "one of a kind". Loved the accessories too, especially the furball "floof" earrings and beautiful dangly rings.

TwitterPated by Papa Don't Preach
Tarun Tahiliani’s Singh Sisters Collection were inspired by work of painters and artists. He had a vibrant pallet of colours mainly consisting of blue and sunrise yellow. The asymmetrical A lines have always been his strong points. I was totally digging the hot turbans and the round frame lennon glasses which seems to have a major comeback this season.

Singh Twins By Tarun Tahiliani

Anamika Khanna : Lakme fashion week was closed by none other than Anamika Khanna. She is  known for her dhotis style and unique drapes. Her show was held in the lobby of the palladium hotel due to some last minute unforeseen circumstances of the ‘cultural police’ vandalising the museum if the show happens. Though it was last minute, they managed to work and I don’t think anyone else’s collection could make this work. I saw Rohit Bal helping around a lot with the stage preps and rehersal. The show stopper was none other than Kareena Kapoor herself and she looked as gorgeous as ever. Every piece in the collection looked like show stopper material. Finally, a beautiful show from a beautiful designer with a bespoke collection. Someday in life I would love one own at least one of her pieces.  I really cannot decide on the best because all of them exquisite.

Grand Finale by Anamika Khanna

What I Wore : I wore a Lavender Tulle Skirt with a Ridhi Mehra Crop Top. And some monochrome accessories to go with it. This time i tried something new with the hair, a mickey mouse bun. I divided my hair in the center and instead of tying two ponytails, I pulled my hair up into two buns.

Outfit Details for Day 5: 
Crop Top : Ridhi Mehra
Tulle Skirt : Asos
Brogues: H&M
Start/Finish clutch: Kate Spade
Round Sunnies : Asos

Blues and blush pinks were dominating this season. The variety of blues were huge. As I previously said, subtle colours are making a comeback this season. Whereas the location and the shows, I totally loved the vibe at the waiting open air area which served the most amazing sangrias. Looking forward to attend my next fashion week . Which one of your favourite designers were showcasing at LFW ? Please do leave me a comment, or let me know if I missed out on something important. I did not cover all the shows in my most, just included the ones that I was able to attend and left an impact on me.

Credits Show photos : Vogue . Personal photos by Aditi Shetty. Special thanks to this chic for tolerating my poses. Mwaah!

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  1. Much awaited post indeed. I am sure you had a wonderful time at LFW. You looked Ahhmazing in every outfit but the one that stood out has to be the green skirt. Loved it.

    1. thank u fiona! It was so much fun. Miss it already

  2. Hi I loved ur post n the photos lovely... i am enjoying ur blogs n keep checking often for ur post! Keep thm commin gal...
    All the best.

    1. Thank u so much suzanne. I'm really glad that you enjoy them :-)

  3. Love your Day 2, 4 and 5 look.
    Day 5 Skirt needed slightly longer length and more poofy but neck up gorgeous

  4. Wow Pavitra..!! This is auussmm work.. Good going.. All the very best..!!!


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