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LFW 2011: In slow motion

With the exception of the last show, the pace dropped on Day Three of LFW. The third day at Lakme Fashion Week was decidedly slow, with few designers managing to score points with the audience.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 15, 2011 15:46 IST
Rochelle Pinto

The third day at Lakme Fashion Week was decidedly slow, with few designers managing to score points with the audience. Babita Malkani garnered support from her Page 3 friends, and then put a baul-singing troupe on ramp, but that didn’t manage to cover up the randomness of her collection. Shantanu and Nikhil ended the day on a high-voltage note, with the models breaking into dance as the designers took to the stage for their final bow.

With Sophie Choudhry, Dia Mirza and Sonali Bendre cheering them on from the front row, looks like the designer duo already have a couple of red carpet appearances ahead of them.

Aparna and Norden Wangdi
The quizzical faces in the audience summed up this collection. Textured surfaces but strange silhouettes and asymmetrical hemlines may be dramatic on ramp but are unlikely to be flying off the racks in stores.

There’s clever draping and then there’s sheer randomness. We don’t get the point of these half-hearted dresses, that really looked more like a do-it-yourself project than designer wear. If this were an accessories show, it might have made more sense.

Shiny sack dresses
Not everyone has the body to pull off a bandage dress. In which case, Siddhartha Tytler’s glitzy dresses that can take on any shape you want them to (while accommodating your shape quite nicely) are forgiving and flattering.

Hooded dresses
The swagger of a gangsta’ and the sass of a starlet, these party dresses and jumpsuits with draped and embellished hoodies will protect your precious tresses and shield you from the paparazzi photos. In a city where most girls have to cover up using a shawl before heading out, these could be a welcome change.

Anita Dongre’s Timeless collection showcased all the predicted summer trends- white, sheer and floor-length. Then giving hope to those who find draping saris a scary task, the designer combined the best of both worlds, attaching a flowing ‘pallu’ to her sweeping gowns. Easy breezy, just right for a summer sangeet.