The best part about Lakme Fashion Week 2018 is that after watching the shows, you get to go home and really experiment with your wardrobe. New ways to wear your kurtas, anarkalis, sarees and lehengas emerge, and whether you buy it or try working with what you have, it’s like a whole new closet. Over the five days of Lakmé Fashion Week, we saw a bunch of designers reinvent the ever-evolving saree.
Here’s a run-through of the ones we can’t wait to try.
These days, almost everyone has a long-line waistcoat in their wardrobes. It’s a staple that can be worn in so many ways. Etika added a contemporary contrast to her collection and paired it with her lightweight sarees at Lakmé Fashion Week.
Arpita Mehta’s collection came filled to the brim with ruffles and prints. Everything from the dresses and tops to her sarees were full of colour and movement.
Want to make your embellished trousers and top more traditional? Drape a duppatta around it like we saw at SVA. From party to puja in seconds!
Abraham & Thakore kept their version of a saree high on shine and functionality. With a metallic peplum top as a blouse, not only does it look futuristic and super cool, the ways to wear these two elements separately is endless.
Look at this Disha Patil outfit from afar and it looks like a saree. Come a bit closer and you’ll realize it’s three pieces – a draped skirt, what looks like an off-shoulder top and a jacket all tied together with a belt. Cool? We certainly think so!
Like SVA, Ruceru put out trouser sarees on the runway this season but theirs were a bit different. With a one-shoulder top as a blouse and a saree draped on the other shoulder, it made for an interesting outfit and is sure to grab a lot of eyeballs.
There was a lot of play on blouses this season at LFW. The most office-appropriate was this one from Vriksh by Gunjan Jain. A handwoven saree teamed with a work wear blouse and a strict leather belt to hold it all together – it takes power dressing to a new level.