Highs and lows at LFW
Kabeer Sharma takes a sneak peek into some of the thematic ensembles flaunted at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.Updated: Mar 30, 2006 15:32 IST
Different designers had a different theme to project at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. Kabeer Sharma discusses some of the ensembles for the stables of eminent Indian designers on the opening day of the show.
Surily Goel debut collection at the fashion week was full of drama, African motifs and the trend for the season – crochet, lace and luxurious printed satin -something that the designer self-admittedly says is not feasible to produce.
The highlight of the show though were the nude satin-printed wrap dresses and the over dose of crochet and lace that the designer put to use in every thing from hems to soles ofthe shoes
The The one thing that the designer seemed to have gotten a tad confused in though was her interpreting sheer chiffon peek-a-boo tops as high fashion.
Lovely Lolitas from Rocky S was meant to be a collection inspired by the killer instinct of the woman.
What it turned out to be though was a collection that seemed to be still suffering from a diarrhoea of embellishments.
Fish-cut lace dresses were paired with heavily embellished skinny denims, what was hardly surprising though was the presence of gold coined hot pants and bustiers on the runway that took the collection really over the top.
The showstopper Shivani Kapur walked down the runway in, though theatrical seemed well-constructed.
Freedom by Manish Malhotra was a collection that was a conscious shift away from his usual embellished denim designs. In what was his first show after doing a grand finale for the fashion week some season’s ago, this was Manish’s second fashion showing, something he thought was cause enough to take theatrics to a whole new level altogether.
The collection in keeping with the predictions of a white summers was bang on, the designer did seem to have gone more than just a tad overboard with his crochet saris and kurtas.
First Published: Mar 30, 2006 13:52 IST