Tuesday 20, Oct 2020, Delhi (India)
Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 saw an unexpected and adventurous ride filled with excitement, loads of glam, colours, tradition and more, all the while serving as a debut ground for gen next designers. The show was all sorts of welcoming towards different shades and creations. The final day ended with the exact intensity of excitement and endeavour with shows by renowned designers like Gauri & Nainika, Rina Dhaka, Disha Patil and many others.
Even though there were so many amazing creations by talented designers who’ve been in the industry for years along with budding ones who’ve just joined the crowd, here we’ve rounded up with the top 10 collections from the very designers and the looks you just shouldn't miss:
The starting point of Rina Dhaka’s theme delved into a skillful merge of pretty and inclusive on Day 5. The designer collaborated with plus sized clothing brand. The collection was tailor-made for the plus-size woman looking to wear feminine silhouettes in all designs. And trust us! It couldn’t have looked better! Delnaaz Irani made the final walk in an ensemble that honored the designer’s creativity.
While the label, Jajaabor may still be part of the newbie Gen X group, their designs are worthy of international acclaim. Emphasizing silhouettes with folk influences, the collection exuded rustic glam with an abundance of embroidery.
It’s great that a brand name like Esse is the one pushing the edge. Day 4 saw Esse taking up simple creations and silhouettes and giving minute detailing on the fabrics inspired with the social culture. The Ease Clothing Collection titled, “Isn’t it Ironic” had an edge and wearable factor to them.
For those of you who’ll browse through what Kshitj Jalori had made for Lakmé India Fashion Week Winter 2019, you’d be sure to gawk at his creations. The delicate balance between advanced technical craftsmanship and natural-looking touch of this collection “Moulin Rouge” was out of the world! His designs set an example that creativity and pleasure merge beautifully.
Designers David Abraham & Rakesh Thakore aren’t really new to bringing out innovative traditional textiles. The designers collaborated with the Lenzing group for this year’s event and presented a menswear and women’s wear collection made of eco-friendly fabrics called LENZING™ ECOVERO™.
Designer Karishma Shahani Khan introduced her label Ka-Sha on Day 2 which worked around traditional ethnic motifs and textiles. A beautiful display of ‘Koum’ inspired by nomads was incorporated into her designs. The fabrics used to weave the beautiful creations were from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala which looked extraordinary on the runway. Other materials included handloom cotton, handspun khadi, and chanderi with plain or woven zari stripes.
But the symbolized use of Corozo or Vegan Ivory for the show will definitely go down in history. ProEcuador- the institute from Ecuador collaborated with LFW for the promotion of exports in Ecuador and Corozo-a plant-based ivory made from buttons, art, and jewellery. The collaboration between the sustainable fashion label Ka-Sha and ProEcuador used special garments and accessories using Corozo-based materials.
Towards the end of Day 1, Amit Aggarwal showcased his luxury prêt collection Flux that looked surprisingly chic yet relaxed. Celebs like Hardik Pandya and Lisa Haydon walked the ramp for the designer in standout metallic pieces in pleated material which wounded around the body in tier.
Another one from INIFD’s selects was Stanzin Palmo’s Zilzom. The idea behind Zilzom was to showcase the designs inspired by Ladakh’s flowers and national dress. The impact was exceptionally at the same level with all the other top designs of the day.
Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive ’19 saw quite the grandeur which was highly expected. Out of the six gen-next designers of INIFD, Little Things Studio by Ankita Srivastava showcased a gorgeous collection of designs inspired by artist Henri Matisse and handloom textile saris. All the textile prints were beautifully hand-drawn and transformed into screen printing into the silhouettes which actually looked pretty amazing!
Apart from these, there were a lot of other exceptional shows that took Lakme Fashion Week a notch higher! We can’t wait to see what these designers come up with next in terms of design, innovation and creativity.