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Innovations aplenty at the LFW

Day three of the Lakme Fashion Week was an eclectic mix of fusion and creativity. Vinod Nair has good things to say about the show put up by designers like Anita Dongre, Nachiket Barve and more. Read on.

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 20, 2011 00:38 IST
Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair
Hindustan Times
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Day three of the Lakme Fashion Week was an eclectic mix of fusion and creativity.

Designer: Little Shilpa
Known for: Eclectic chic
The collection: Little Shilpa was a wee bit disappointing. In previous seasons she has been far more creative with head gears. Besides, the slow and spaced-out catwalks by the models made her show even more dreary to watch.

Designer: Anita Dongre
Known for: Ethnic Indian wear
The collection: Anita Dongre’s ‘Timeless’ collection, encompassing beautifully made Indian festive (bridal) wear had all that it requires for the Indian woman to look and feel stylish. Perfect finishing and excellent control of surface treatments made the collection not just pleasing to the eye but extremely stylish as well.

Designer: Amalraj Sengupta
Known for: Western wear
The collection: Young Amalraj Sengupta’s collection spoke well about the designer’s ability to conceptualise complicated designs and present the same in the most effortless manner, even at this young age. His range of dresses and suits for both men and women were highly impressive.

Designer: Vaishali Shadangule
Known for: Unconventional style
The collection: Vaishali Shadangule’s collection was made from two different fabrics — Chanderi and Paithani. She juxtaposed the same on garments to make the sheerness compliment with solid colours. The collection was crisp and high on aesthetics.

Designer: Swapnil Shinde
Known for: Fusion inspired
The collection: Themed, Speed of Sound, Swapnil Shinde’s collection this time was by far the best from his stable. Silhouettes in the forms of tops, dresses, gowns and jackets with waves in transparent PVC incorporated so beautifully made his collection stand out on the runway.

Designer: Narendra Kumar
Known for: Menswear
The collection: Smartly tailored suits, immaculately cut and stylishly executed, Narendra Kumar’s collection of menswear was lively and smart.

Designer: Nachiket Barve
Known for: Textures
The collection: Nachiket Barve, this time had a lot of Indianness in his collection with graphic interpretation of embroidery and sari-inspired draping.

Designer: Sanjay Hingu
Known for: Prints
The collection: Sanjay Hingu came out with a range of nice suits with jackets bearing peak and shawl lapels, and innovative trousers with zipper enclosures.

Talent unlimited
At the Talent Box, designer Aditya Khandelwal of Adi showcased a brilliant collection that had silk all the way (stitched with silk yarns, silk and gold thread embroidery). His garments were made extremely well. In fact, he should have been on the main runway and not just on the Talent Box…

First Published: Aug 19, 2011 17:45 IST