Me At The Lakme Fashion Week Was Such A Great Opportunity! 😀 (Feels LUCKY ^.^)
Well, Here’s What I Got To See! 😉
The post-lunch show had Debarun Mukherjee, Vijay Balhara and Shilpa Reddy display their lines. Each designer represented a “seismic shift” — Debarun’s silhouettes were voluminous for the women and fitted for the men, and his use of red, gold and cream in fabrics such as tassar and matka silk and velvet, imparted a look of extreme luxury to his layered dresses, saris, lehengas and bandhgalas and sherwanis. Appearing immediately afterward, Vijay Balhara’s predominantly cocktail-wear line was full of cool whites and aquamarines, sparkly jackets teamed with flowing skirts of a vintage style. Shilpa Reddy’s high-on-bling line represented a complete contrast. Called “Suryothai”, the line took its inspiration a little too literally and the curled corners of pagoda rooftops were reflected in exaggerated shoulders, ample use of net and crepe, typical Thai silhouettes and embellishments.
“A lot of people have touched on African, Greek, tribal and Roman influences, but I believe a Thai-inspired collection is unique,” Shilpa said.
SHILPA REDDY! (She Took The Cake Away! *Applauds*)
Designer Shilpa Reddy today presented a spectacular collection that was inspired by Thailand’s warrior mother and queen ‘Suriyothai’ on the first day of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 here.
Inspired by the 16th century legendary queen of Siam (now
Thailand), Reddy’s collection of ‘Suriyothai’ showcased aspects of feminine strength through the garments on the ramp.
Creating bridal wear of the unconventional kind, Shilpa used fragile fabrics embellished with embroidery and stone work inspired by Thai jewellery.
The collection consisted of saris with interesting blouses that had distinct Thai influences for the shoulders or necklines, Anarkali kurtas, dhoti salwars, embroidered jackets with shimmering inner, worn with cropped harem pants and lehenga gave a contemporary look to traditional bridal wear.
Designer Debarun Mukherjee presented a classic yet contemporary collection. Called ‘Ba-Dastoor (Like Always)’, it showcased a line of saris, lehengas, layered dresses, kurtas and churidars, long printed flared jacket with tunic and churidar.
Mukherjee’s collection also had men’s wear – short jackets, kurtas, bundgalas, long flared coats and suits
VIJAY BALHARA! (Very POSH Collection! *_*)
Designer Vijay Balhara presented a glamorous line of western wear on the ramp. Gliding down the ramp were models displaying maxis, gowns, skirts with slits and minis, mint
jacket with sequined midi and long tulip skirt worn with glitzy blouses.
The colours were in muted shades of pristine white, olive, khaki, blush and mint, while the glitter of the embellishments added the touch of shimmer.
Giving his collection called “Muted Monologue” fashion directions; Vijay Balhara presented a glamorous line of western wear at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013.
Pure cotton, silk, chiffon, georgette and taffeta were splashed with hand embroidery using Indian craft techniques like Dabka, Nakshi, caviar beads and cut daana. Matching the beauty of the theme, the colours were in muted shades of pristine white, olive, khaki, blush and mint, while the glitter of the embellishments added the touch of shimmer. Gliding down the catwalk were models displaying maxis, gowns, skirts with provocative slits and minis, which were ideal formal wear.
The display was a lavish range of formal creations as a white mini under a chiffon long skirt, silver embroidered bolero over white pleated gown; one shoulder floor length maxi and the glittering pale mint jacket with sequined midi were gorgeous. Cropped jackets sparkled under the arc lights teamed with gowns, a long tulip skirt was worn with glitzy blouses, the Grecian draped one-shoulder gown and the final white self designed silver creation were great show stoppers.
When women desire to make that ideal silent fashion statement, Vijay Balhara’s “Muted Monologue” will create a lot of appreciative chatter.
Giving my article a wrap! All That Is Left Is The Show was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Worth A Watch! 😉