Runway Review at Lakme Fashion Week Day 1

Into the premiere day of Lakme Fashion Week and it already seemed young with all the new talent as INIFD presented their batch of gen next. While Chandni Mohan went the Coco Chanel with her boxy dresses and jackets, Divya Seth inspired by the English tea party exhibited a set of porcelain looking blue-and-white ensembles.

The next show took us back to a black-and-white movie as Dhruv Kapur presented a set of monochromatic ensembles. Duality played a major role as one would wonder whether it’s a tuxedo or a bomber; a jumpsuit with a coat back or another with a trail. A minimalist collection, he skipped embroidery and all that jazz to keep focus on cuts and construction.

DRVV at Lakme Fashion Week  SR 2014

DRVV at Lakme Fashion Week SR 2014

DRVV at Lakme Fashion Week  SR 2014

DRVV at Lakme Fashion Week SR 2014

Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s label Huemn with a collection we absolutely loved. An amalgamation of sports luxe, laid back dressing and ultra fashion, it was athleticism at it’s best. Numerical motifs, silk sweatshirts over sequinned pencil skirts, varsity tees added vibrant energy to the collection.

Huemn at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Huemn at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Huemn at LFW SR 2014 (2)

Digvijay Singh took us down the lanes of nostalgia with a collection inspired from ludo and snakes & ladders. The color palette remained more of Indian with white, beige and khaki however he westernized it with a few splashes of red, blue, green and yellow.

Digvijay at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Digvijay at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Digvijay at LFW SR 2014 (2)

Fashion is not to be tamed, believes Nikhil Thampi as he presented his “Untamed” collection. We liked the zipper detailing and metallic roses, but overall the collection didn’t stand out. Shorts and bralet is nothing innovative and more often the gowns seemed like a piece of cloth wrapped around, stitched hurriedly with some embellishments thrown in to create an optical illusion of evening wear.

Nikhil Thampi at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Nikhil Thampi at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Nikhil Thampi at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Nikhil Thampi at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Nishka Lulla, on the other hand impressed with pale pastels. Jumpsuits, matching separates, translucent tops over bralets- the collection seemed refreshing and young without appearing boisterous.

Nishka Lulla at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Nishka Lulla at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Nishka Lulla at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Nishka Lulla at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

We know fashion is art and Sounia Gohil went ahead to craft her outfits inspired from art and architecture of European Renaissance. She played with sheer and solid in shades of icy blue, lilac and pistachio green. Midi skirts as well as minis with sheer overskirt looked exuded womanly charm of a very beautiful era.

Sounia Gohil at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Sounia Gohil at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Art also played a major role in Narendra Kumar’s collection as he seemed to be inspired from the artist Franz Kline. Sharply cut jumpsuits, gowns, peplums with a distinct Japanese feel to it sizzled on the ramp each outfit revolving around the feelings of happiness, attachment, obsession and violence. More a statement of fashion, the ensembles seemed to be modes of expression.

Narendra Kumar at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Narendra Kumar at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Narendra Kumar at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Narendra Kumar at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Narendra Kumar at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Narendra Kumar at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

The day ended with Tarun Tahiliani’s lavish looking collection taking the stage by storm. From black and white kurtas to dhoti saris to drawstring kaftans- his resortwear had something for every woman out there. Tees paired with pencil skirts created a look of laidback yet lady-like dressing. All-in-all, his ensembles were all set to make every woman look and feel beautiful. The stage had come alive with unmatched aesthetic.

Tarun Tahiliani at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014

Tarun Tahiliani at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014

Taken over by the waves of high fashion, as the night ended, we couldn’t help but wonder what awaits us at the dawn. Day 2 review coming up! Stay tuned. xx

By: Team FMW

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  1. That’s why Lakme Fashion Week is so popular, you come to see fashion celebrities walking on the ramp plus you see upcoming fashion dresses. BTW you attached some amazing pics. 🙂

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