Lakmé Fashion Week this season felt like a blur. We didn’t know what hit us when it arrived and it felt like no time had passed before it ended. Why? Because it was a whirlwind of innovative saris and lehengas and if you’re a bride-to-be, the options were endless!
Young designers like Arpita Mehta, Ridhi Mehra and Anushree Reddy gave us millennial-approved pieces while fashion week veterans, Manish Malhotra, Narendra Kumar and Nachiket Barve showcased classics we could wear for years to come.
Take a look at some of the trendiest ones of the lot:
Anushree Reddy’s love for florals came through in her latest collection at fashion week. But what we loved were her ruffled, sharara-like lehengas and that gorgeous way in which her dupattas were draped around them.
With a collection called ‘Midnight Muse’ Arpita Mehta’s creations were as sexy as you could imagine. A semi-sheer lehenga featuring a dangerously high slit had to be the highlight of her show.
Now here’s one for the super daring. Amidst Nachiket Barve’s traditional pieces was this sexy number we could totally imagine on the Jennifer Lopezs of the world. His THEIA collection at fashion week is definitely one to watch!
Manish Malhotra stepped far, far away from his embellished, traditional pieces for this season. Tales of Indulgence was his cocktail collection and this lehenga had better be worn with caution!
It can’t get more millennial than a bridal jumpsuit, can it? The traditional twist in Sonaakshi Raaj’s collection came in the form of an added wrap skirt, which has got to be the coolest way to do lehengas, if you ask us!
A sari can be as functional as you’d like it to be and Anavila Misra’s Blur collection at Lakmé Fashion Week proves it. Imagine walking down the streets of London in this number, aptly layered with a trench.
With pastel pink being the IT color this season, Ridhi Mehra mixed it up with her latest Adorne collection and added on a beaded poncho, which made all the difference.
A gown that also works as a saree? – That sounds like an ideal situation! Amit Aggarwal made use of discarded, traditional Banarsi saris to weave together his Monaco inspired collection and this particular sari gown has got to be our favorite piece of the lot!
Sari layering seemed to be a theme this season and Rahul Mishra’s festive collection featured the style in an array of bright shades. His fabrics were light as air; so layering this sari even in the Mumbai heat shouldn’t be a problem.
Now here’s one you need to be slightly more adventurous to try. Sailesh Singhania took his sari game up a notch and added on a superhero inspired cape. Some do double dupattas, but Singhania prefers the cape!
Image credits: Lakme