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Which Of These Lakmé Fashion Week 2017 Trends Will You Be Wearing This Season?

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It’s been 2 weeks since Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 took place and the trends that were glowing ember on the runway have already set the fashion world ablaze. If you are a fashionista, you know the cycle — the designers create the tone for the season and then the rest of the style world follows. Off-shoulders and chokers, print-on-print, big totes to small clutches — that’s what dominated most of last year. Besides the usual florals, bright colours, etc., do you know what trends you need to look out for this season?

Here’s what’s coming your way this spring/summer.


1. Flared Sleeves

We already predicted this trend about a year ago and clearly, it’s here to stay! The flared sleeve trend is one that’s totally worth giving a shot, and we think this is proof enough to invest in big…big sleeves. Bring back this ’90s trend with bell and ruffled sleeves, taking inspiration from designers such as Sailesh Singhania, Poochki, Vineet-Rahul, amongst others, who amped up the drama with poofy sleeves.


2. Ruffles And Frills

Talk about going big — this season is also all about frills and ruffles. This doesn’t only apply with your shirts and skirts, but also to any Indian ethnicwear. Designers such as Ka.Sha and Jayanti Reddy played around with frills and ruffles along the borders of sarees and blouses, and the result was pretty, funky, and totally wearable.


3. Minimalistic Neutrals

The trend of keeping things simplistic while being fashionable, minimalistic neutrals are the way to go. Sticking to the spectrum of brown, beige, cream, and white, these earthy hues in complementing fabrics and monotones will be your perfect summer palette. Layering these solid colours would go hand-in-hand with the season trends too. Designers such as Tarun Tahiliani, Antar Agni, 11.11, and Anuj Bhutani kept that worldly feel going in their new season collections too.


4. Metallic Meltdown

While most of the week saw neutral hues, some designers thought of going OTT and brought out their best metallics. Royalty being the essence in the colours and designs used, Am.It by Amit Aggarwal seamlessly brought together an essence of rusticity to the collection. At the same time, Label by Ritu Kumar, Ishita Mangal, and Shweta Kapoor created ensembles that can start a party too! The cool thing now, though, is that you can totally add an element of metallics in your day-time ensemble too, in the form of a belt, earrings, and even makeup, without looking like a shiny disco ball.


5. Intricate Embroidery

Embroidery has been our country’s forte for eons, so it isn’t a surprise that this is one of the essential trends of the season. With intricate work, fine detailing, and gorgeous silhouettes, embroidery on both Indian ethnic wear and western gowns is a must-have. Payal Singhal’s shimmer fringe and finely beaded designs are a perfect reflection of the Gatsby years — taking us on a trip down memory lane. Tarun Tahiliani, Nupur Kanoi, and Anita Dongre kept it rustically ethnic and kept the handcrafted embroidery to our Indian roots.


6. White & Gold

Alas! The season ended with Anita Dongre’s Liquid Gold collection, which definitely set the tone for one of the biggest trends for spring/summer, at least in India. The use of white and gold isn’t new; however, designers such as Gaurang Shah, Tarun Tahiliani, and Abha Choudhary brought a breath of fresh air to this pairing. Complementing each other beautifully, the colours would make a perfect destination wedding bridal ensemble — something classic, with a touch of contemporary.

Got a favourite trend? One you can’t wait to flaunt? Let us know in the comments below!


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