Fashion weeks are a veritable ground for spotting style that is experimental, eccentric and at times, even outrageous. Here are the ones that caught our eye at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort ’17.
Karishma Samat, 30
I decided to wear this because it’s fashion week and you can go a little over-the-top when it comes to details like exaggerated shoulders. It’s actually a very casual outfit, but with a funky twist. Comfort is key for me, and this is exactly my style. My trousers are pretty loose, I’m wearing wedges that are apt to last the entire day, and the top has a little drama to it.
Details – Top: Be The Circus; Pants: Zara; Shoes: Babita Malkani; Bag: Chloé; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Tina Bhardwaj, 30
I’m wearing my own label. This collection is inspired from the Brokpas, a tribe in Ladakh, who’re considered to be the last pure Aryan race. We travelled and stayed with them last year and there were a lot of cultural exchanges. One of the folklores is they’re considered to be Alexander’s lost army, which is why they have a lot of metal ammunition. This top, a mix of organza and cotton, is inspired by that. This over garment can be styled with anything else, while the shorts and sneakers are the easiest things to carry.
Details – Top and shorts: Madsam Tinzin; Sneakers: H&M; Sunglasses: BCBG
Tabish Mistry, 26
I’m wearing my own label. I’m love colours and prints. I was planning to wear a plain black shirt under the suit, but decided to go with something a little more eye-catching. I think mismatched prints work really well, and make you stand out in the crowd. You can’t always think about what people will think or like. You have to take risks and wear what you want.
Details – Suit: Black Rose by Tabish Mistry; Bag: Mont Blanc; Shoes: Bugatti Sunglasses: Dior
Karan Vig, 24
Thought I’m not against Indians being “modern” in their dressing, I like to always wear something with an Indian touch. Whenever I go to fashion week, whether in London, Paris or Milan, I wear Indian styles, mostly from South India. When you wear a blend of Indian culture and heritage, you get noticed and people love it more. I’m an out-and-out gay man, and believe that if 10 people pull your leg, 20 will respect you.
Details – Mundu: from a store in Kottayam; Shawl: from Kashmir; Bag: YSL; Jewellery: Parul Poddar; Cardigan: Dolce & Gabbana; Shoes: Miu Miu
Samidha Singh, 23
I live in street style and like being comfortable, yet edgy. I was going to wear a leather dress, but then I thought I’ll wear something with frills, denim and leather – just mix and match. I’m 5 feet, 3 inches, so I practically live in these boots, which are also very comfortable. The choker was to infuse some bling, so my look doesn’t become too gothic.
Details – Skirt: Stalk Buy Love; Jacket, hat and bag: a street store in Bandra; Bodysuit: Forever 21; Choker: Jodhpur; Shoes: Sabo Fashion
Karena Laungani, 30
You can never go wrong with a white shirt. But I didn’t want to go basic, so I teamed it up with a corset. Because I was going for a more relaxed look, I decided to pull down one side of the shirt and make it sort of off-shoulder. Corset is last season, so I wore it with an off-shoulder – which is in this season – because I don’t believe in giving in to trends. I wear what I think it suits me.
Details – Bag: Karl Lagerfeld, Shirt: Zara, Corset: H&M, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Forever 21
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From HT Brunch, February 12, 2017
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