If we had a dollar for every time we spotted a fluffy feather clad ensemble on the runway, we’d be filthy rich. And we’re not even exaggerating. While designers Falguni and Shane Peacock gave a basic suit an upgrade with OTT feather detail, Shweta Kapur used real feathers on the waistline of her skirt. We were also thoroughly impressed by Shriya Som’s extravagant feathered gown.
We’ve already spoken about sheer being one of 2018’s biggest trends–and that was quite evident at Lakmé Fashion Week too. Sheer detailed capes, sleeves hems, dupattas and more were quite a standout trend on the runways this season and designers Payal Singhal, Kotwara and Anushree Reddy made a strong case for it.
Ruffles are one of the best ways to make an outfit fun, feminine and elegant. At Lakmé Fashion Week yesterday, we loved the flowy and delicately layered ruffles on Disha Patani’s fairytale gown and Shweta Kapur’s red ruffle number. Frilly ruffles–a trend that goes back to as much as the 16th century is still going strong and is definitely here to stay.
Men in sequins
What’s better than a man in a suit? A man in a sequined suit. Falguni and Shane Peacock assured their sequined suits looked dapper and stylish as ever on their models. Their collection, ‘The Louche’, played on a mixed colour palette–from greys to pinks to charcoals. There was also heavy embroidery, slogans and quirky messages on collars and sleeves and glitzy sequins. We hope to see more and more men wear sequins after being completely sold by the fact that men can pull them off as much as women!
Gleaming, light-reflecting molten metallic golds, silvers and a plethora of other colours were a hit with the runway at Lakmé Fashion Week. Metallics certainly make for the perfect choice when it comes to statement, eye-catching eveningwear. Textured metallic ensembles by Ritu Kumar were our faves.
We strongly believe that layering is an art and if layered well, an outfit can make an effortless yet edgy style statement. The runway was nothing less than a layering guide for us this season as we witnessed some stunningly layered pieces at Dhruv Kapoor, The Goodloom and Northeast Mojo shows. Be it long capes, jackets, scarves or even shirt over shirt–the layering trend made quite a statement at the Lakmé Fashion Week!
Belt over saree
This was one of the most standout trends at Lakmé Fashion Week for us. Sari belts have been around for a while now, but they’ve all been in the metallic, traditional zone that we call kamarbandhs. This season was all about upgrading what we know –we loved how the traditional vibe of the sari was given an edgy, yet wearable twist by Shweta Kapur for 431_88 and The Goodloom. Statement belts in leather, patent leather, feathers etc. made saris unconventionally gorgeous.
What do you think of all of these trends from the Lakmé Fashion Week?