Rohit Bal’s design at LMIFW A/W 2019
Rohit Bal’s design at LMIFW A/W 2019

LMIFW19: Top 5 saree picks from the grand finale

A saree is fashion for all and doesn’t discriminate basis size, colour or even, age. To top it all, a saree with its diverse options also has a personality of its own.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 06:21 PM IST

The saree is one of the most versatile parts of any woman’s wardrobe and this season, the grand finale of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week celebrated this symbol of eternity. It is fashion for all and doesn’t discriminate basis size, colour or even, age. To top it all, a sari with its diverse options also has a personality of its own. This season, top designers from all corners of the country celebrated the saree at LMIFW A/W 2019 Grand Finale.

Designers including Akaaro, Alpana & Neeraj, Amit Aggarwal, Anamika Khanna, Anavila, Anita Dongre, Bodice, Gaurav Gupta, Little Shilpa, Neeru Kumar, Pankaj & Nidhi, Payal Khandwala, Prashant Verma, Raw Mango, Rimzim Dadu, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, TAANI by Tanira Sethi, Tarun Tahiliani, Urvashi Kaur and Wendell Rodricks paid a homage to this versatile wear and we loved the showcase of the star-studded evening.


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The saree’s seamless and unstitched character makes it mouldable for every body type. It is one of the few ensembles that has withstood the test of time, tide, trends and has held women’s undaunted interest for decades. It is this multi-identity that LMIFW paid a tribute to at the Grand Finale, held on Saturday night in the Capital. Here are a few highlights:

Tarun Tahiliani: One of the most interesting looks of the evening was Tarun Tahiliani’s saree showcase. One of the models wore oxidised jewellery to complement her saree which was a white with a metallic silver crepe finish. The second model wore a white and gold and paired it with jewellery in Kundan work. The traditional maangteeka and the haath-phool got a makeover with these looks.

Rohit Bal: With sarees in black and gold, this was reminiscent of the Kantha work seen in Kashmir and was most recently spotted at Rohit Bal’s show which had a mix of gowns and sherwanis. Interestingly, the pattern-on-pattern kept the coolness of this look intact where geometric prints on the saree met flower embroidery and bell sleeves with a difference.

Anamika Khanna: Everything is AK-OK indeed. The designer repeated her favourite phrase on this saree too, putting a stamp on the fact that saree doesn’t only mean traditional or generic.

Bodice: Say hello to athleisure in a saree too. Definitely, a refreshing take on how a saree must be, Bodice took this look to a whole new level by making the saree look so comfortable that you would want to wear it day-in, day-out. The choice of colours were an interesting sportswear shade too - one in teal (cool, earthy tones of green) and a black (the go-to colour for almost everything).

Rimzim Dadu: This look stood out from the usual display of black and gold and white and gold. The onion pink on a carrot red shade was a treat to the eyes along with the off-shoulder corset blouse in the same shade as the pallu (onion pink) The bag/jhola the model carried was in the same shade and looked like a worthy addition to the complete look.


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Aditi Rao Hydari and Diana Penty were the show stoppers of the evening, both seen in the festive winter shades - black and gold.

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