SUNAINA KHERA’S COLLECTION ‘DEAR MOM’ AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2019
A graduate from NIFT, New Delhi 2016, Sunaina Khera’s collection is an ode to the most important lady of her life – Her Mom. She used Indian motifs like florals and paisleys along with fine experimental embroidery, Sunaina ensured that they were presented in an unusual avatar at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2019.
The show opened with brown, net, mini encrusted with appliquéd flowers, the designer followed it with a black satin sari and embellished long-sleeve choli. followed by a parade of pencil skirt with a body con choli, long-sleeved embroidered net mini, an embellished sheath, a shawl collar jacket and a trio of black lehenga, ornate choli and dupatta, high slit, long, pencil skirt with a key hole neckline, full-sleeved choli, fully embellished gown, white tulle sari and bustier and lehenga/shimmering choli/dupattas. The collection was feminine and showcased the never ending and timeless love for mothers.
Lakme Official Makeup Expert at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, Namrata Soni for the Abhishek Sharma, Kshitij Jalori and Sunaina Khera, kept the overall look mesmerizing with face matte and contour. Blush was used to highlight the cheekbones with well defined eyes and a touch of glittery gold on the eyelid. The look was completed with the Lakme Absolute Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Brazen Caramel.
ABHISHEK SHARMA’S COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2019
A collection inspired by the union of male and female forms, Abhishek Sharma put a fashionable contrast at the show. His collection ‘ARUP’ saw a play of silhouettes, colours, textures and embellishments. The whole feel and look of the collection was made fluid and flowy through use of chiffon, satin, organza and handloom silks. It was like a canvas filled with Mithla paintings.
It was a well coordinated show as the contrast came to life with hues of lotus pink and muted pebbles. To add excitement to the ensembles, Abhishek worked with yarn couching, appliqués, quilting, printing and then topped it all with very fine hand embroidery.
The women’s wear had intricate and delicate cutwork, layered blouses with stylish slim skirts, while drapes appeared for slinky creations that were topped with cropped cascading dolman sleeved jackets.
The show began with pink mini with 3D embroidery, followed by jumpsuits, fringed mini with a sleeveless jacket, asymmetrical tunic with pants, long skirt with embroidery and a plisse blouse, midi with a wide belt and a mini cape. The lehengas offered a range of wedding wear, with one shoulder tops there were also black/ white pencil skirt and black sheer top, another in the dual
colours was a sheer lehenga and bralette, while an “A” line mini shift with the embroidered ‘hands’ motif were eye- catching.
Men’s wear was seen in brown, grey and beige tones with well tailored jackets and winter coats, while the floppy lapel jacket with a waist coat and pants had a trendy vibe.
The beautiful and elegant Suman Rao, Miss India 2019 turned show stopper who floated on to the ramp in a slinky, black, halter, midi and an impressive high shawl collar.
KSHITIJ JALORI DAZZLED AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2019
For designer Kshitij Jalori it was the Art Deco movement of the 20 th century that made his creativity soar with a collection called ‘Moulin Rouge’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019.
The design philosophy of designer Kshitij Jalori was showcased through sharp and clean silhouettes and architectural details and stylized patterns. There were large doses of opulence in the form of statement embroidery, which featured floral and animal motifs in unconventional forms but in a totally balanced symmetry.
The colour palette was jewel tone with hues of green, red, maroon and black. The collection opened with a green/ red tunic in basic art deco motif. Brocade stylish suits with a one – button jacket, kurtas, coats with shawl collar and a black sari with a body hugging blouse mesmerized the audience. Polka dots and the arch motif appeared on the ramp for an empire line tunic, green sari with a luxurious silk coat and a kurta/pant suit styled with an elegant long coat was also seen.
The most evident men’s wear noticed and appreciated were of the bold – black and gold kurta pant, scarf and another in green/gold kurta and pant, following well the theme of the show. The Jazz Age depicting collection ‘Moulin Rouge’ must be a part of your wardrobe.