Sunday night witnessed the end of 5 action-packed days of non-stop style at Lakmé Fashion Week. The chosen designer, maestro Anamika Khanna showcased her interpretation of ‘Nudes’ for the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale to bring down the curtain on this fashion extravaganza.
The opening
 

The opening

The closing show, held at Bandra Fort, opened with a group of dancers in flowy outfits, dancing by a pool to staccato and afro tunes, splashing water with every graceful step. (Honestly, we thought they seemed a bit concerned about splashing water on the runway.)

The collection
 

The collection

Anamika Khanna used Lakmé’s new Absolute Nudes collection as an inspiration for her show. Staying true to the nudes palette, the majority of her designs were in hues of beige and cream. But, similar to the makeup, she too ‘reinvented nudes’ by adding hints of colour and much-needed diversity to an otherwise boring palette. Fiery reds and blacks broke the monotony and the intricate detailing and texture added to each design made the collection so very stunning!

LAKME ABSOLUTE GRAND FINALE OUTFITS

Anamika Khanna left no stone… or rather...no trend unturned. Her army included fringe, ruffles, sheers, heavily embroidered jackets, monochromes, feathers, long capes, statement belts with pops of colour and much more. The deconstructed silhouettes were unconventional, striking and free-spirited, just the right kind of drama fitting for a finale!

Front row shenanigans
 

Front row shenanigans

Half of B-Town and a host of celebrities came out to support fashion’s favourite darling as she closed the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale.
The showstopper’s constant cheerleader, sister Karisma Kapoor, Sri Devi, Janhvi Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Isabelle Kaif etc. were just some of the names who came donning Anamika Khanna designs.

Showstopper drama
 

Showstopper drama

We’d be lying if we said that we weren’t on the edge of our seats as the lights went dim to cue Kareena Kapoor Khan’s grand entry. Soon after, the spotlight hit and there she was, looking like absolute royalty. In a black feathered ensemble with a statement waist belt, smouldering bold eyes (get the complete makeup decode here) and super edgy ear cuffs, one glance at her and you’d know why Kareena Kapoor Khan closes LFW year on year! TBH we don’t what happened next because the rest of the stage faded to black as she made her way to the head of the ramp to oblige the shutterbugs.

Anamika Khanna at Lakme Absolute Grand Finale

While Anamika Khanna gave us a finale that we’ll take a while to get over, Kareena Kapoor Khan played the perfect showstopper for a splendid collection, one that we’ll be talking about till next season!