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Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

We will start with The Grand Finale of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 by renowned Indian designer Anamika Khanna, who is easy to recognise with her signature style of ivory and black. Two years ago, at Cannes Film Festival in 2013, Anamika styled Sonam Kapoor in an ivory net sari, that received a huge amount of attention.

Anamika Khanna's collection theme this year at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 was “The Sculpt”. She created this line to play with fluidity and sculpting of contemporary silhouettes. The collection was eclectic, quirky and edgy.

Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 | Anamika Khanna and Kareena Kapoor at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

Throughout her collections, she always uses black and ivory as a signature style, as she has done for her Lakme Fashion Week Grand Finale collection. But she has also incorporated subtle pink, gunmetal, and  deep blues into her outfits. She has kept a traditional design style throughout the collection, but had also added very modern and stylish silhouettes and styling. Due to many years of experimentation in fashion, Anamika always experiments with new styles, to make a woman feel both sexy and elegant.

Anamika Khanna understands that nowadays demands for Indian clothing is now international. The Indian designer wants to create clothing that has an Indian style but can be worn by international clients, and also because she has demands of her collections from all over the world.

Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 |

Let’s have an overview of her Summer/Resort 2015's edition: Throguhout the last 15 years of this event, it has showcased India’s rich culture and given a platform for all new Indian designers. And again, this fashion show was a step forward for Indian Fashion. We can see that some new Indian designers were also present during the entire event, some of them showed unique creations and extravagant themes.

For this Summer/Resort 2015 edition, the Gen-Next show collections were a spectacular mix of innovation and creativity. Some of these designers include the likes of Ankit Carpenter, Kanika Goyal, Manish Bansal, Alan Alexander Kaleekal, Salita Nanda and Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama.

The overall event was extremely impressive and lead to a lot of success with buyers who attended the event: "The overall response from the buyers and international stores has been extremely positive for us. We have opened conversation with a number of them. We got enquires from Aza, Malgaadi, Ogaan, Creo, Minerali, Amaara, Vyoum, Solo Look, Sade and Iness" Karan Berry and Leon Vaz of the label Karleo, told IANS".

For this edition, they were 163 registered buyers, 120 Indian and 43 international. This is very difference from the beginning of Lakme Fashion Week. Purnima Lamba, head of innovation at Lakmé has stated that the event’s progression was immense.

Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 | Different collections of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

At each Lakme Fashion Week, there is always a day for Indian textiles. This year, it was on the day 2 that the designers promoted Indian textiles. During this day, big names of Indian Fashion like Raghavendra Rathore, Anita Dongre and Sabyasachi Mukherjee contributed to showcase traditional Indian textiles.

83 designers participated at this edition of Lakme Fashion Week, all the new designers but also all the Kings and Queens of Indian Fashion that included Tarun Tahiliani, Krishna Mehta, Suneet Varma, Manish Malhotra, Raghavendra Rathore, Kiran Uttam Gosh and Shivan & Narresh. And we can’t forget the two international names; Natalie Jolliffe head of Miss Bennett London with her mix of outfits for young women and Tom Tailor with his casual line.

Besides all these big names of Indian designers showcased at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015, also saw a huge presence of Bollywood stars, such as Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Tamannah Bhatia and Shradda Kapoor, who all looked fabulous on the ramp.

Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 | Anamika Khanna collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

Collection of Jewellery by Designer Anita Dongre ''Pinkcity''

Anita Dongre, one of the best known and powerful Indian designer among the Indian fashion fraternity, has been leading a huge successful business for years. Indeed she is at the head of three labels: AND, ANITA DONGRE and GLOBAL DESI.

We could all think that she reached the limit of her ascent and that she has enough to manage but she is full of ambition. After designing clothes for every kind of market she recently added jewellery to her creations by launching a new collection of gold handcrafted jewellery called ‘’Pinkcity’’on 13th of August 2013. 

It is a line of Jaipur-inspired jadau jewellery designed by Anita Dongre and produced by Pradeep Jethani of Jet Gems, a jewellery designer with more than 27 years of experience. She explained that it was natural to associate with Jet Gems first because of the unparalleled expertise of Pradeep Jethani in crafting intricate bespoke jewellery and also because they share the same philosophy about beauty within perfection and precision.

Designer Anita Dongre with Designer Pradeep Jethani 

The name "Pinkcity" and it concept is inspired by the traditional legend of a princess in search of love who will find her prince only when a Pink Flamingo arrives. So the collection transcribed romanticism and dream, representing love and engagement and is also reminiscent of the charm and grandeur of the royal Moghul era.

 Painting of the Mughal era 

Each piece is handcrafted by high skilled craftsmen of Rajasthan using traditional techniques of their state including Jadau and Meenakari, one of a kind of works on the surface of metals and all with designer Anita Dongre’s aesthetic. Tradition and modernity - we can recognise the specific signature of this unique designer.

She explains, "the idea first struck when I started my menswear line two years ago, because I wanted to make my own buttons. "We started with jaali buttons, then pieces with interchangeable colours where customers could switch from about seven shades from pink and turquoise to cobalt blue’’.

The women collection is ‘’Nayantara’’ and includes Necklaces, Jhumkas, Cuffs, Bangles and Polki. The men one is ‘’Anshumat’’ and includes buttons and cufflinks. Both ranges are set in 18k and/or 22k gold, what can dazzle a connoisseur’s eyes.

Let's have a look : 

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Long Indian Dresses from Day to Night!

Who doesn't love a style which is suitable from day to night?

We adore long Indian dresses because they are elegant, sophisticated and also versatile enough to be wear from day to night.
The leading Indian designer Payal Singhal is able to create exquisite long Indian dresses. We want to propose you some of his new styles!

If the last year collection was heavy traditional in design and fabric used, the new one is more contemporary and sophisticated! The colour palette range from cream to brilliant yellow, with some black detailing.
Have a look here!

Exquisite Collection of Meera Mahadevia's Clutches Available at Strand of Silk

We wrote on Sunday about the admiration that we have for Indian designer Meera Mahadevia. The craftsmanship that goes into her creations is truly remarkable.

That's why we're pleased to announce that a unique collection of her latest creations in clutches is available now on the Strand of Silk website.

Why not go ahead and browse for your favourite style?

Indian Bridal Wear in New Delhi by Anita Dongre

Anita’s show at Lakme Fashion Week was definitely incredible and unforgettable. But the show is about to start again as the Indian designer will present her new Indian bridal wear collection in a two-day trunk show at the MG Mall, in New Delhi, on September 13 and 14.

The Jaipur Bride 2013 collection will feature bridal lehengas and anarkalis. Her work should include an original twist of linear symmetry as well as geometric patterns. 
Dongre’s Indian bridal wear will boast not only the trendiest colors such as hot pink, lime greens and corals but also the classic gold and cream.

Find your dream outfit!