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Showing posts with label summer/resort. Show all posts

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

The Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015: 15 years of Fashion

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 is finally here! All was ready, the stage, the lights and the models. We will observe carefully and catch up some of the newest talents and styles to hit the runway.

This year, Lakme Fashion Week will reflect the completion of 15 years of the bi-annual event. In total, there are 83 designers and 15 sponsors that will be in this Summer Resort 2015 event. The big names of India's fashion designers will include Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Verma, Raghavendra Rathore, Krishna Mehta, Shivan & Narresh, Kiran Uttam Gosh and Wendell Rodricks.

All the Bollywood leading ladies from Sridevi to Deepika Padukone already made a beeline to attend the opening show of Lakme Fashion Week. We have witnessed Bollywood diva Kajol in a lovely floral dress design by Indian designer Sabyasachi. She completed her look with simple bun, nude heels and turquoise chandeliers.

Deepika Padukone was also wearing Sabyasachi, a beautiful floral printed dress in a berry tone with a bright red clutch, and looked absolutely gorgeous. Fashionista Neha Dhupia also attend the event, wearing a simple pretty beige tunic

This 5-day gala began yesterday with the opening show with Sabyasachi. As the Indian designer loves the 70’s decade, he wanted to combine this era with his signature in his collection, creating a distinctive 70’s vibe.

Here are some remarkable photos of Sabyasachi’s show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015:

Cocktail Dresses to Make you Look Hotter than Summer!

Summer? What a bummer!

That is the reaction most of us have, as soon as the temperatures rise up. The month of May usually spells ‘dismay’ for many fashion enthusiasts, as it means no more long flowing dresses, no more dark shades to camouflage those love handles, no more heavy embroideries, and absolutely no layers! In short, it’s time to bid adieu to flattering cocktail dresses, right? Wrong! Summers are the best time to give the ‘Safe Dressing’ a break and bring the funky on! Show the world your fun side,
and be the belle of any event with these super stylish summer cocktail dresses.

Maxi dress:

For all the ladies with an undying love for long flowy dresses, MAXI is the way to go. Initially deemed as more of a comfort wear, these dresses today have become one of the classiest summer cocktail dresses. If you’re tall, you can easily pull off a Maxi dress, however, make sure that the dress compliments your figure instead of giving you a straight, oblong silhouette. This can be easily done by adding a belt at the waist line, which favourably enhances your body. Also, subtle jewellery, such as a long chain with a statement pendant, single or double bracelets, arm jewellery etc can add to the appeal of your outfit.


It’s time to do away with sleeves, and flaunt those shoulders! As glamorous as these dresses are, be sure to choose the right neckline.  Scoop, V-neck , square or sweetheart cuts tend to look good on almost every body type and size. 


sweetheart neckline

The Little Black Dress:

Running late for a party, and have no time to decide what to wear? It’s the Little Black Dress to the rescue! If there’s anything as flawless as a pair of blue jeans and white shirt combo, it’s the LBD. If you decide to go for a minimal classy look, just dab on some lip-gloss and mascara, and voila, the party has a head turner! If you wish to accessorize, go in for gold or silver jewellery, as it will more than compliment this evergreen summer cocktail dress.

Faux wrap:

Want to go in for a casual yet elegant summer cocktail dress? The faux wrap is your best bet. If worn right, the faux wrap can not only be super flattering, but can even help you minimize your problem areas! Women with full-figures can go in for shades like turquoise, purple and red as these aim to complement rather than highlight a curvy body. The way a faux wrap drapes around the body, helps create a feminine silhouette.

Vintage style dresses:

If there’s a summer cocktail dress that favours every type of figure, it is the Vintage dress. These full-formed frocks not only feature a fit and flared shape but can also be paired with a wide belt that further accentuates  the smallest part of your midsection,  that is the waist. Part modern, part retro, this ladylike dress will have you looking and feeling as graceful as a princess. This dress can be paired with a pair of matching pumps to add a modern edge. This chic summer cocktail dress proves beyond doubt that old sure is gold!

Shift dress:

This type of summer cocktail dress lacks detailed shaping. They can be plain or feature A-line skirts and are usually sleeveless. However, the generous cut of the dress in addition to the lack of detail, has a tendency to make the wearer look frumpy, hence several factors should be considered when choosing the right shift dress. In addition to this, the right accessories can be used to draw the attention away from problem areas and turn a shift dress into something spectacular. One of the reasons shift dresses are a hot favourite among women is the shear versatility of the garment. Be it an office get-together or a dinner party, a shift dress is sure to shift all gazes on to you!

Sheath dress:

Contrary to the Shift Dress, a Sheath Dress is designed to fit the body intimately, and is a relatively unadorned summer cocktail dress. Since it has a close-fitting shape that encases the body, it is important to ensure that the back slit/back pleat keeps it walkable. In this type of summer cocktail dress, the major focal point is the waist, hence accessorizing with a belt serves to add extra definition.


A peplum dress is a relatively newer trend in summer cocktail dresses that is rapidly gaining popularity, owing to its commendable ability to redefine your natural body shape into the ideal hourglass shape. The peplum attracts attention away from problematic areas such as hips and gives the illusion of a slender waist.


This cocktail dress is hands down a summer must-have!  Not only do these perky dresses reflect playfulness, but at the same time, exude femininity. While accessorising, keep the bling to a minimum, as you do not want your jewellery to compete with the much obvious floral pattern of the dress. Not only are these dresses apt for any morning/afternoon event, these floral frocks are also perfect summer cocktail dresses for any evening soiree. Who knew, beating the heat could be so glamorous!

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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