All The Looks That Caught Our Eye on Day 3 Of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019
Day 3 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 brought with a whole lotta vibrancy, gorgeous embroidery, traditional motifs and quirkiness. With a young crop of designers showcasing their collections, there was no dearth of sartorial magic throughout the day. Right from get-go, the runway was set ablaze with designers Abhishek Sharma, Kshitij Jhalori and Sunaina Khera kick-starting the day with electrifying shows that featured intricate elements of skilled craftsmanship, revival of the roaring ’20s, and quirky embellishments. Whips and fringes were next on the ramp, as Ritu Kumar brought some country life action to her collection. And following that was an array of rich, historical designs from Jayanti Reddy, Ridhi Mehra and Gaurang Shah. While Nachiket Barve’s show encapsulated the modern Indian woman. Ending the day with an action-packed dance party on the runway was Kanika Goyal who pulled out all stops with her millennial-friendly designs. So, here’s a lowdown of everything that we fancy from Day 3.
The ghats of Benares have long been an inspiration for artists and designers across the globe and Jayanti Reddy’s newest collection, ‘Benares and Beyond’ celebrated the enchanting beauty of the city that’s steeped in history. Reddy captured the vibrancy of the city with a splash of bold prints on modern silhouettes crafted with raw silks and Banarasi fabrics. The line saw a mixed bag of womenswear, ranging from dhoti pants to kurtas, and plenty of stunning lehengas. The colour scheme was bright, with hints of understated beige tones, while the detailing on the hemlines and necklines didn’t escape the eye.
Mehra decided to pay homage to the heirlooms that are much-loved in the country. The collection, divided into three different storyboards, started off with Wisra, moved on to Ziya and finally ended with Zaib. Each collection drew design and fabric inspiration from different parts of the country. However, Kashmiri prints and motifs were the standout elements across, as the designer brought to life the beauty of traditional Kashmiri pashmina shawls. And although the detailing on each of the garments was heavy, the fabrics were breathable and free-flowing.
Giving us some major Wild-West feels was Ritu Kumar as she sent out her new collection titled ‘Structural Pastorals’. A very earthy colour palette was accentuated by pops of red and black, and tassels and fringes adorned most of the outfits. It was a boho chic mood all through, with fun and flirty designs ruling the ramp. The equestrian vibe was also all too apparent, and we loved the use of bolero jackets, corsets and floaty silhouttes.
There was an overload of colour and sheen at Gaurang Shah’s show as he brought out his ‘Peshwai’ collection on to the ramp. Gorgeous hues of yellows, oranges and reds caught the light with Shah showcasing clothes crafted with the free-flowing Paithan textile, that was introduced by Peshwa Bajirao in Baroda in the 18th century. Traditional saris with glittering borders stole show, bringing back the Maratha era to life.
Barve’s models walked on to the ramp carrying Caprese bags, as he presented his ‘Passport Princess’ collection. The memo for the night was floaty silhouettes with models sporting sleek, straight hair, and clothes that spanned across shades of fiery red, monotone blacks, pristine whites and baby blues. Embroidery was a major element as each design featured plenty of intricate craftsmanship. Smart co-ords in breezy cuts dominated the collection, that was undeniably millennial in its look and feel.
The mood at Goyal’s show was set with some rocking music that had us grooving throughout the show, so it was no surprise that it all ended with models breaking into a jig on the ramp. Chock-full of bold prints, maximalist detailing and insane layering, it was the perfect end to Day 4. We loved the use of super distressed denim shorts paired with blazers, and knee-high socks with slides that mixed things up.