Sonaakshi Raaj’s collection may have been entitled “Old Cinema Glamour” but the clothes themselves were highly modern and a contemporary interpretation of this. Outfits and gowns exuded a mix of structure and femininity. The construction of these pieces elevated the collection into high fashion territory and the use of organza, tulle and flowing sheer fabrics ensured a gorgeous feel throughout. From a luxurious nude dress with delicate embellishment and strong shoulder detailing to a striking red two-tier dress, this collection was making the ultimate statement in modern glamour.
Showcasing a debut collection, Neha Sharma’s pieces were proud and loud in their own right. In a vibrant range of reds, blues and yellows, necklaces were placed against simple black dresses to highlight their detailing. With asymmetric cuts and 3-D flowers, there was a “more is more” attitude and more is always better. Sometimes all a girl needs is some beautiful jewels to make her feel like a princess.
Sapna Bhavnani and Sukriti Grover
Sapna Bhavnani and Sukriti Grover produced a graphic and edgy collection and kept it all black. Focusing on structure and construction, it was by no means boring with sharp, sleek silhouettes and futuristic styling (3-D geometric eyewear making a particularly bold statement). Materials such as velvet and silk gave a subtle nod to femininity without losing the power and there was a slight crossover between Victoriana style prints and Asian inspired dressing such as the use of obe belts. Dark and energetic, Bhavnani and Grover certainly know how to make a statement.
Article by Jazzino Tamani
Images courtesy of Lakmé India Fashion Week