From the promising Gen Next designers to the theatrical grand finale by Monisha Jaising, Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 was yet another extravagant affair. The five days of fashion celebrated sustainability, innovation, inclusivity and festivity with grandeur while giving new and established designers a platform to showcase their creativity.
Here’s the highlights of all the major trends spotted on the runway:
This season witnessed revisited gender fluid clothing. Designers Chola, Anaam, Bloni, The Pont Plant and Bobo Calcutta emoted liberation through layering, asymmetric silhouettes and adventurous constructions. The runway saw bold, daring drag make-up, making a statement with an interesting clash of patterns and colours.
Designers Anurag Gupta, Two Point Two and Mohammed Mazhar had a monochromatic color palette dominate the runway. We saw shades of black, white and even red translate breathe life into pantsuits, asymmetric jackets, chudiars, kurtas and edgy dresses. All silhouettes saw intricate structures that added to the drama and oomph, rightly beckoning the festive season.
Flora, Fauna and Fashion
Nature has long been fashion’s muse. Designers Urvashi Joneja and Divya Seth presented designs inspired by flora and fauna at its purest form. Fabrics saw the use of 3D texturing, applique-work, hand painted and block printing. Big floral motifs added to the quirky element.
Asymmetric layering was a huge hit on the runway. Large, loose and even fitted drapes added razzmatazz to the outfits. From SVA’s layering of bridal outfits and sarees to Naushad Ali and Chola’s comfortably chic winter staples, this season covered it all.
Nine Yards Reinvented
The season saw the sari being reinvented in non-conformist ways. Be it Jajaabor teaming the nine yards with white sneakers for a sporty chic look, RmKV showstopper Sushmita Sen donning a fusion styled jumpsuit-sari or Good Earth’s couture collection that reminds you of timeless elegance – this season saw a complete reinvention of the nine yards.