Crafted Folklore Paintings
From the frescos of Ajanta Caves to the figure murals of 18th Century, Madhubani prints and art inspired from traditions,designers such as Anavila, Neha Aggarwal, Gaurang Shah, Masaba, Rahul Mishra have blended the beauty of traditional art to behold the artistic aesthetics from the past.
Designers like Anavila, Nakita Singh,The Meraki Project, Sailesh Singhania, Indigene, Craftmark have explored gorgeous threadwork in various forms ranging from Sujni to Zari Brocade.This season, designers left no stone unturned to revive the majesty of threadwork.
Hand Block Printing
This edition of Lakmé Fashion Week saw some magical prints in stunning designers. Paramparik Karigars refreshing take on Ajrakh, Dabu, Bagh, Tie & Dye, Resist, Shibori etc. was not only an absolute visual treat.
Understanding the magnificence of Minimalism, designers such as Anuj Bhutani, Shriya Som, HardikaGulati, BLONI by Akshat Bansal,RAW MANGO by Sanjay Garg took neutral assortment to the next level by adding some pleasing eccentricities to them.
Artsy, floral and vibrant are perhaps the most indispensable ideal vision of Autumn Equinox.When designers like Arpita Mehta, Ritu Kumar, Manish Malhotra created themé lange of bold patchworks on the ultra luxe fabrics,the aristocratic glamourof Autumn flair appeared in full power.
Age old tinsel embellishment, Zardozi has been known for adding the right kind of allure and panache to a garment.This season, designers did not get restricted to the opulence of Zari, Beads, Sequins and Tassels but accentuated it further with organza and bodycon fabrics to make it an absolutely uncompromising dazzling evening wear.Some designers are SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi, Manoj Aggarwal, Amoh by JADE, Receru,Manish Malhotra, Falguni and Shane Peacock.
Bellow pockets are classic and compounding! Big, bold and snappy,they are providing some serious confidence to Winter Power Dressing. Designers such as Akaaro, Sayantan Sarkar have reinvigorated the bellow pockets for sharper and defined dressing this season.
A well-tailored corset not only meticulously contours the body flawlessly but also exudes the charm of a seductress. SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi, Doodlage, Masaba explored corsets in fabrics and materials and entwined them with right detailing and embroidery to attract the most fashion forward consumer.
Leatherette and Parachute
Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive edition has also been about achieving the comfort dressing goals - longline tees, hoodies, sweatshirts and bombers were all laid back looks that were explored insuede, polyester mesh, French terry and parachute by designers like Asa Kazingmei, Abhishek Paatni, Manish Arora and Sahil Aneja.
Loop it around your neck and be come ultra chic.The incredibly versatile and sensual cowl neck has been celebrated as some of the most fashionable look for ages.Designers that gave it the most innovative take this season were Nakita Singh, Rina Singh, Divyam Mehta and Sahil Aneja.
Tinsel and Tassel
Authentic and rich in heritage, tinsel and tassels have been used to elevate any look. Designers like Monikanidhii, Ridhi Mehra, Rara Avis, Manish Malhotra, Narendra Kumar have levelled up the game by taking inspiration from royal architecture, Victorian Era and Greco Roman Goddesses.
Truly said, when in doubt wear Red! Perhaps the only colour which has diverse meaning in our lives. Alizarine Red is sensational and dominant and hence,difficult to ignore. Designers like Nachiket Barve, Ridhi Mehra, Ruceru have tracked down this colour in the most decorative way possible.
Scallop echoes and is one of the most chic prints ever invented. Amoh by JADE, Monikanidhii, Ridhi Mehra have used Scallop prints in to jaalis, fabric tassles, sheer embroidery and even in appliques.
Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017 edition has clearly showed that Botanica is notlimited to Summer-Resort. Anushree Reddy, Divya Reddy, Ritu Kumar, Nakita Singh, Ajay Kumar, Masaba have taught us to emulate botanica in all seasons.
Stunnning illusions of tribal inspirations took over the runway when Ritu Kumar, Nakita Singh, Manish Arora and many other unleashed the gleaming power of art-deco of Tribal Africa. Crystallized in the right fabrics and ornamentations, Tribal trend was one among the top trends of this season.
Metal punk exudes strength and courage.From fabrics to tassels,studs and embroideries, the metallic trend ran across multiple designer creations like Anavila, Asa Kazingmei, Amit Aggarwal in form of fabrics, embellishments and other extensions.
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