The Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai put on a good show on its second last day. Purvi Doshi, presented her collection with a twist. Almost every garment she showcased on the ramp had multiple string tie-ups, creating silhouettes for each. The innovation was what caught the onlookers’ attention. Shashikant Naidu emerged with one of the best collections of the Week, as he unveiled a set of simple and well-made set of creations in a mute colour palette. Shashikant proved that his collections in the coming seasons would be something to look forward to, by fashion connoisseurs.
Masaba Gupta, who presented a vibrant set at her debut show last time, chose to keep the colour, but used it in a more strategic manner at this event. Her silhouettes were easy and free flowing.
Myoho’s pleasant collection reaffirmed the fact that cleaner looks are well appreciated by the fashion fraternity. The collection, without doubt, was a hit.
Neha Agarwal’s designs had nothing right, nor wrong with them. Thus failed to grab any eyeballs. Paromita Banerjee followed suite. Though, her collection last season was a runaway hit, she failed to utilise her caliber to the fullest this time.
My Village, by young Rimzim Dadu, has remained consistent in her ability to make an impact. She lined up a set of scintillating corded leather jackets (wonder why she chose this on a resort runway), a shredded top with zipper embroidery (the surface detailing was impressive), a junk rivet jersey dress and some shredded cotton double layer tops among others.
High on innovation, and still wearable, Kallol Dutta, came out with five layer jackets, a dress with ‘twisted sleeves’ and a 3D insert dress.
One name that deserves mention at this Week was Anand Kabra’s. He stood clear from what he had done in the past. He returned with a feminine collection that used steely metals for surface detailing on darker fabrics of blue and black. His saris were exceptional, as were the western silhouettes — a clear winner this season.
At the Phillips’ showing, Vikram Phadnis, had a cream and gold set, while, traces of black came in towards the end. An array of pleasant prints and embroideries on saris poured out of the Satya Paul collection.