The tone was set at Atithi Gupta’s show with the use of georgette, cotton silk and chiffon for a feminine and sleek collection with items such as short dresses and jumpsuits.
The attention for detail was evident through the whole presentation, as we saw a lot of fine, pleated tops accentuating silhouettes and soft floating fabrics. We also saw a lot of lace inserts at necklines or shoulders. The designer also cleverly added silver bolero and embroidery to the outfits in order to create an interesting mix with the other fabrics used.
Atithi Gupta focused on a darker palette of colours such as blue, purple and black, which brought a strong and firm look to the collection.
The finale was presented by Bollywood actress, Huma Qureshi draped black lace dress with a gold bolero.
Nupur Kanoi’s “Chapter two” collection was inspired by the goddesses and warriors era in Greece. The collection was glorious and the mix of prints and colours was bold. The leafy prints were used for trousers, tracksuits and jumpsuits and were combined with vibrant colour. Most of the collection showed floating outfits, long sleeves and short and closed necklines.
The outfits were embellished with embroidery, pleated fabrics, laces and eye-catching accessories. The palette consisted of electric green, black, blue and white, adding a gothic feel. In this collection the silhouettes were floating and voluminous against harder, structured pieces. Embellished with feminine embroidery and rich fabrics like silk and chiffon softened the androgynous tone.
Nupur Kanoi’s collection was sleek and softly masculine, giving the stylish women a trendy look for the everyday life.
The androgyny was amped up even more with Ruchika Sachdeva’s collection of blazers, trousers, blouses and shirt dresses. The colour palette included
maroon, burnt orange, olive, mustard, and wine. The combination of colours and fabrics such as denim, and wool brought together the timeless yet androgynous feel to this collection. A touch of femininity saw the addition of crystals and floaty blouses.
For Sachdeva’s first capsule men’s collection, the designer went for simplicity with precise detailing and more unconventional pieces such as wide culottes and oversize shirts.
Words by Chabnam Taieb
Images courtesy of Lakmé India Fashion Week