Day two of the Lakme Fashion Week was all about flowy silhouettes and a blast of colours.
Designer: Rina Dhaka
Known for: Indo-western
The collection: Rina Dhaka chose to play with silhouettes for a while (leggings and body hugging uppers) before she decided to make her garments flow and touch the floor. They were elegant and at the same time had an element of sensuality woven around them.
Designer: JJ Valaya
Known for: Bridal wear
The collection: J J Valaya‘s show was inspired by the various facets of photography. The designer, who himself is an ace photographer, percolated the theme well through his collection of exquisitely made, beautifully embroidered and well-finished creations for men and women.
Designer: Jatin Varma
Known for: Cocktail dresses
The collection: Jatin Verma’s collection, meant for the paparazzi, had some interesting western silhouettes. However, there was something incomplete about his creations, thus leaving a lot in terms of finishing.
Designer: Archana Kochhar
Known for: Casual chic
The collection: Archana Kochhar’s mix and match of metallic greys with shades of orange in some of her collection made them stand out for its sheer brilliance. However, she too should pay a little more attention on the finishing of her garments.
Designer: Payal Singhal
Known for: Ethnic wear
The collection: Payal Singhal presented an eclectic line of Indian wear with traditional surface detailing.
New this season
This season, Lakme Fashion Week, introduced the ‘Talent Box’, where select designers who are not on the main runway but are displaying their merchandise at the stalls, will get a chance to show on a short runway at the stall area. This time Nishka Lulla presented a collection of colourful Indo-western wear.
GenNext fashion brigade
Day two of the Lakme Fashion Week saw bright and young designers exhibit their collection at the GenNext show. While colours were brought on the runway by Teresa James and Roger Prince of Retarded Velvet, Nikhil Thampi showcased his ‘no fuss’ collection in blacks, blues, whites and greys. Mohammed Javed Khan displayed his collection of unusual looks with well coordinated pieces put together. Urmi Ghosh used a variety of fabrics-stitched together for each of her garments that had an extremely young appeal. Other designers included Sidharth Aryan of Steam Punk, and Thinles Chosdup and Nirajara Adhya of Koslak.