ICW 2018 day two highlights: Kareena Kapoor’s bold lehenga, retro floral sarees, metallic skirts
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s bold statement as the showstopper for Falguni Shane Peacock to lehengas and shararas with metallic accents and fabrics, here’s a recap of all that happened on day two of India Couture Week 2018.Updated: Jul 27, 2018 22:46 IST
From Kareena Kapoor Khan lighting up the Falguni Shane Peacock show to models bringing back playful tassels and fringes with designer Pallavi Jaikishan’s floral sarees, day two of India Couture Week 2018 at Taj Palace, New Delhi on Thursday saw plenty of moments worth noting.
The ICW 2018 runways, presented by Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance, saw many drool-worthy, overwhelmingly glamorous style moments. Here’s a recap of all the day two highlights that will encourage you to keep challenging and pushing the style boundaries — and maybe spend a good portion of your weekend thinking which of these trends you’d like to add to your wardrobe, if you’re looking for a little update.
Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan looked like a dazzling bride as she turned showstopper for the designers in an exquisite gold lehenga that’s ideal for the woman who wants to flaunt her figure. Kareena’s dreamy ensemble comprised a voluminous, crystal work embedded A-line lehenga with a train, a matching full-sleeved choli with a plunging neckline and a shimmery nude dupatta with feathery flourishes. The head-to-toe gold look was full of whimsy and romance, perfect for bride who want to look appropriate, while having a hint of sexiness.
Kareena Kapoor on ramp :
Falguni Shane Peacock’s runway saw some dazzling lehengas with long trains in shades of gold, silver, dust rose, cream and copper. The collection was dominated with shimmering ensembles complete with veils, dramatic feathers around the cuffs and minimalistic jewellery. The metallic collection can perfectly translate to pre-wedding and post-wedding party outfits with its shiny details. The designers used chrome applique technique to add a new dimension to the outfits.
Let’s get real — we definitely loved the feather-tastic gowns with the long trains. But every fashion-forward woman out there will agree that there’s nothing like a short sophisticatedly sexy dress to show off your modern style, not to mention those rocking legs. If Falguni Shane Peacock’s latest line is any indication, wearing a short dress with a long embellished train for an engagement party, or a reception can suit every style — minimal, modern and sleek, classic, bohemian, or romantic. All over crystal beadwork and feather details made their fitted minis shine. While with long illusion sleeves and a sheer neckline, they were perfect for the glam bride looking for something contemporary.
Designer Pallavi Jaikishan’s India Couture Week 2018 collection, Nostalgia, proved that a floral look is always a good idea. What’s an even better idea is going floral in exquisite retro-inspired sarees that pack an extra punch. Many of the floral sarees had a softer look with iridescent and shiny organza and sheer fabrics that were playfully finished with a variety of tassels and fringes. But we are currently obsessing over her playful sheer black and red sarees with bold look-at-me blooms that are ready for the spotlight. The bright red, yellow and green embroidery totally livened up the dark base.
Jaikishan incorporated metallic accents and fabrics cunningly enough throughout her collection in ensembles that looked striking, yet understated. Her designs were more ornate and divine than tacky and flashy. Whether you want to sparkle in head-to-toe metallics, show off a subtle sheen, or flirt with a glimmering pattern, these Pallavi Jaikishan designs from ICW 2018 have got you covered. Sleek lamè skirts and shararas with glimmering decorative folds paired well with all-over floral embroidered kurtas and made a bold statement.
India Couture Week, presented by Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance, will be on from July 25 to July 29, in Delhi.
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First Published: Jul 27, 2018 13:58 IST