Amrita Thakur’s collection, ‘Salma Sitara’ reflected a traditional Indian approach with contemporary motifs which was present on all her garments during her Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 presentation. With a focus on ‘touches of shimmer’, Thakur utilised luxurious fabrics and delicate embellishments which made for an excellent unity within the collection. With colours of red, orange, peach, mustard, yellow, rust and green we see a colourful yet tonal palette for Amrita Thakur’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection.
With inspiration from the modern women along with boho-chic elements, we meet a spiritual influence for Nishka Lulla’s Autumn/Winter collection 2012. Relaxed and flowing garments such as tunics, dresses, flared trousers and oversized jackets in soft silks and knits could be seen on the runway of Lulla’s show at Lakmé Fashion Week. Along with ikat, a sort of tie-dye technique, and floral motifs in a great array of colours including aqua, pink and coral combined with black, the collection had it’s own stylish twist. According to Lakmé Fashion Week, Nishka Lulla’s collection reflected a “modern globe trotter” with a “stylish international western look with touches of Indian sensibilities”. So get ready for a beautifully mix and match jet-set collection, TSC introduce you to Nishka Lulla.
For the fashion conscious, this collection was really something. Prashant Chauhan found inspiration from our Mother Earth, or more likely, the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, India. With embroidery, appliques and prints, Chauhan detailed his garments with emphasis on the beauty of the flora. In addition, using natural fabrics from hemp, silk, ramie and flex which ensured the collection had wide audience appeal. Coloured with beautifully pale pastels and colours of the Earth, we see a multi-coloured palette filled with garden-inspired and floral worked garments. A recall of, ‘paying homage to the nature’, Prashant Chauhan definitely knows what he’s doing and TSC like what we see.
The ‘Daker Saaj’ collection in a glorious palette of white and gold by Surya Sarkar made quite an impression during Lakmé Fashion Week 2012, and Sarkar produced with some really eye catchers. Embellishment emphasis was seen on appliques in different sizes and shapes, Sarkar showed off an array of jumpsuits, gowns and pants with ivory features combined with lavish embellishments. Constructed from fabrics such as cotton, silk and linen, the ‘Darker Saai’ collection would give a spiritual touch of one’s wardrobe. With inspiration of beautiful jewellery on Ma Durga, Sarkar worked his magic in to a fashion line of embellished construction. Let us all welcome Surya Sarkar.
Article by Elin Christensen
Images courtesy of Lakmé India Fashion Week