Unravelling the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014!

Mandira Bedi

Anchor- Actress-Sports Commentator and now a Fashion Designer, multi-talented Mandira Bedi made her debut at the Lakme Fashion Show Summer/Resort 2014.Her colourful saree collection was inspired by the “Real Women”. There were various successful women from various walks of life to walk the ramp at the Indian Fashion Week; Dr. Kiran Coelho – Gynaecologist and Obstetrician. Head of Dept, Lilavati Hospital, Dr. Jamuna Pai – Pioneer of Cosmetology in India. Founder and Chairperson of Blush Clinics,Mrunalini Deshmukh – Renowned Matrimonial Lawyer, Schauna Chauhan – CEO, Parle Agro, Pooja Makhija – Nutritionist & Clinical Dietician (Celebrity Food Guru), Miss Malini – Celebrity Blogger, Yasmin Karachiwala – Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Shaheen Abbas – Jewellery Designer. Mandira’s mother Gita Bedi was the show stopper, she was looking magnificent in the purple & gold sari. It was a parade of real life stars wearing real life sarees at the Lakme Fashion Show. The six-yard saree collection had a breezy element; satin, georgettes and silk as base fabrics and high on colourful effects unlike the usual embroideries and embellishments. At the Indian Fashion Week, Mandira ensured that there was a perfect blend of vibrant colours to match the rising mercury this summer.


Left – to- Right : Shaheen Abbas, Pooja Makhija ,Dr. Jamuna Pai , Mrunalini Deshmukh
Left – to- Right : Miss Malini,Schauna Chauhan, Dr. Kiran Coelho ,Yasmin Karachiwala 

Mandira Bedi along with her Mother Gita Bedi.


JADE by Monica Shah & Karishma Swali

Monica Shah and Karishma Swali showcased a 1920’s retro relaxed glam collection called The Bohemian Princess” at the Lakme Fashion Show. Matching the muse, the designers opted for soft subtle shades like white, pale pink, beige, liquid grey, orange & gold. The texture of the fabrics was sheer translucent with clever integration of metallic and embellishments that recreates the vintage fashion. Lisa Haydon in a radiant orange cutwork Lehenga and gold beaded blouse was magnificent as she walked down the ramp closing the show for “JADE” at the Indian Fashion Week. So for all the vintage / retro fashion lovers have a new collection to grab this season!

The Bohemian Princess” collection for JADE by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali

Lisa Haydon :Show stopper for JADE by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali




Swapnil Shinde

Swapnil Shinde showcased a collection called “An Affair to Remember” which was inspired by the glam love from Hollywood 1950’s era at the Indian Fashion Week. The colour scheme for his collection worked around gentle and solid shades of beige, slate blue, yellow mustard, purple berry, jet black and egg shell. At the Lakme Fashion show, the key element of Swapnil’s collection was Hearts & geometric peacock prints, woven with a web of glitzy mystery with his signature bold silhouettes. He played with traditional Maharashtrain Paithani weave with its antique gold & orange borders. At the Indian Fashion Week, Huge eye catching coloured bows were the star attraction at the back of the outfit. This collection was a perfect amalgamation of traditional fabric with modern design. The footwear was very well noticed cause of their ultra-stylish design. Swapnil definitely managed to stamp off enough drama as the model walk down the ramp at the Lakme Fashion show. 

“An Affair to Remember” collection by Swapnil Shinde
“An Affair to Remember” collection by Swapnil Shinde

Gaurang Shah

Gaurang Shah’s “Chandbali” Collection was poetry in a fabric form devoted to the 21st century brides. On Indian Handloom & textile day, Gaurang ensured to showcase all the rich Indian tradition with a splendid line of royal ethnic finery at the Lakme Fashion Show, 2014. Classical Indian Music played by Ashoke Gurjale in the background, the splash of rainbow colours caused a riot on the ramp, colours such as surkh red,gulabi pink, zard yellow,narangi orange,sabz green were merged  with epoch styles, OH! What a feast for the eye! At the Indian Fashion Week,Gaurang’s collection combined the antique odhnas from the Akbarnama era with Kadi. Chandbali’s embroidery was coalesced with motifs like Buddha-pada, chand-Suraj & gow-mata. Gaurang made sure that the modern bride had ample of options like floor length kalidaar, jama, sadri ,shaluka ,achkans , angarkha and lehenga with assikalis .Kirron Kher in a bright pink brocade saree ended the show for Gaurang Shah. She was like a magnet of gorgeousness at the Indian Fashion Week! So, if the bride wants to make sure that she is the cynosure of all eyes at her ‘Wedding’, one of the most important occasions of her life then “Chandbali” collection by Gaurang Shah at Lakme Fashion show will create that perfect MAGIC!

“Chandbali” Collection by Gaurang Shah

“Chandbali” Collection by Gaurang Shah
Kirron Kher :Show stopper for Gaurang Shah!







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