Even though Lakmé Fashion Week is a bustle of 5 days, some of its elements never fail to stand out, be it Bollywood’s finest in the front row, modern spin on traditional couture or even new beauty innovations every season. Here are the top fashion trends that have caught our eye so far…
 

Dramatic sleeves

Dramatic sleeves

For far too long sleeves have only played a functional part in an ensemble. Well, not anymore! This season of S/R 2017 saw a whole lot of drama in the arm area with ruffles, billows and lacy trims, especially in the GenNext show. From capped to bell-shaped, sleeves are getting in on the action and it’s about time.

 

Abundance of checks

Abundance of checks

If you’ve always associated checks with starched formal shirts, Lakmé Fashion Week has news for you. Checks are back with a bang and taking over the runway; think plaid, gingham and tartan. So whether it’s a cute blouse for a Sunday lunch or an experimental pair of trousers for a formal dinner, this print is one that you definitely need to check out!

 

Duster coats

Duster coats

If you thought that layers were only meant to be brought out during the winter, think again. Thanks to duster coats, you no longer need to store away those jackets. As seen on the models walking for the Eka label, the lightweight, full-form duster coat, which originated in the 20’s, is back on the scene. The light layer can take any look to the next level without leaving you in a sweat—perfect for tropical climes!

 

Tasselled accessories

Tasselled accessories

While the pom pom had its time in the limelight, it’s time for the tassel to take over this season. Reigning high at Lakmé Fashion Week, expect to see a lot more of the tiny tassel as it takes a place of pride during summer. Acting as an embellishment on everything—from hemlines to jewellery and handbags—the tassel is set to be top dog in the trend department. Time to get on board already!

 

Sheer on display

Sheer on display

Sheer seems to be having a moment at Lakmé Fashion Week. From organza to chiffons—we’ve seen it all this season. While some designers like Falguni Shane Peacock used it as cover ups, many others used it in the form of capes. The result? A delicate but stunning treat for the eyes!

 

Cool coordinates

Cool coordinates

Matching separates seem to be the order of the day, thanks to the many collections we’ve witnessed at Lakmé Fashion WeekS/R 2017. From Farah Sanjana, who displayed a three piece co-ord set to Nishka Lulla who showcased pantsuits in matching separates, several designers seem to be getting this trend back in a big way.

 

Metal magic

Metal magic

If you’ve been keeping a tab on the trends, you’d agree that metallic skirts and pants have been in the limelight on the runway. Ritu Kumar, Amit Aggarwal and others proved that metallic garments could still get the party started!

 

Pocket drama

Pocket drama

Our personal fave—pockets—just make everything better. Naturally then, when we spotted dresses and gowns with pockets at Lakmé Fashion Week, we were thrilled to bits. Such a cute sight, we tell you!