MissMalini's Fashion Flash: Lakmé Fashion Week - Day 3

Sue Castellino , 14 Mar 2011

Although Anita Dongre and Shantanu & Nikhil were the shows that everyone was looking forward to see, Eina Ahluwalia carved a niche for herself yesterday. Her Jewellery collection stole the show. That’s always the fun part of fashion week, newcomers can out-do veterans while the veterans are busy battling it out amongst each other. Anita did what Manish Malhotra tried to do the day before, she successfully made an Indian wear collection that embodied Spring and Resort. Check the video out for Highlights.

Breathing Space by Eina Alhuwalia

Breathing Space by Eina Alhuwalia
Breathing Space by Eina Alhuwalia

Strong, Bold, Prvoking, intelligent, domestic violence
This collection was identifiable even after watching numerous collections. The domestic violence theme was dealt with in both a subtle and bold way. Rings with spikes, necklace with knives; self-defense jewellery for women who were facing violence at home, very cleverly done, but maybe a tad too anti men.

Malaga by Malini Agarwalla

Malaga by Malini Agarwalla
Malaga by Malini Agarwalla

Carnival, playful, gold focused, long necklaces, interesting bags.
This wasn’t Malaga’s strongest collection, last season was a lot better, having said that Malini has made a very youthful collection of jewellery. I can see many girls at the beach with their bikini’s wearing these pieces. Some interesting bags, just not in love with the tone of gold.

Suhani Pittie

Suhani Pittie
Suhani Pittie

Bold, Urban, Contemporary, Interesting Clothes, Statement pieces
This wasn’t the best collection Suhani Pittie has done, but it had a lot of character. There was a lot of geometrical shapes especially square bangles and circular motif necklaces. Although I was more drawn to the clothes the models were wearing which is not a good thing for an accessory designer.

Aparna and Nordan Wangdi

Aparna and Nordan Wangdi
Aparna and Nordan Wangdi

Earthy, Fluid, Texture, distressed, interesting silhouettes
My first time seeing them live on the ramp, soft whites and creams with punches of reds and purples. The distressed texture on the dresses made the collection interesting. I particularly like the wrap dress Surelee Joseph was wearing at the end.

Babita M.

Babita M
Babita M

Faded colours, interesting shoes,shabby Hippie vibe, Goa slob.
Although the collection had nothing to do with Goa (rather a musical troupe in Bengal) the collection had that feel. I am just dying to get my hands on a pair of Babita’s shoes, they are funky with neon colours and ghungroos (bells). Lots of drape style scarf dresses, mean for any beach lover out there.

Anita Dongre Timeless

Anita Dongre Timeless
Anita Dongre Timeless

Feminine, Backless, soft, light, Summer Wedding
Anita Dongre did what Manish Malhotra was trying to do day before. She successfully brought together an Indian wear collection for Spring/Resort that reflected her sensibilities and the currents trends. Backless dresses and kurtas are being seen everywhere, but Anita does them with a lot of grace.  This collection is aimed at that beach wedding or sangeet. I loved the added touch of the dull pink flowers in their hair, a great look for summer.

Shantanu & Nikhil

Shantanu & Nikhil
Shantanu & Nikhil

Bold, Strong, Dark Colours, Sequins, Graphic abstract prints, Fitted dresses
There was high energy at the Shantanu & Nikhil show yesterday, however was it Summer/Resort? The colours were too dark, the jackets were too heave and long, just seemed a bit out of place. If it wasn’t for the maillots that came down the runway, it could easily be called an Winter/Festive Collection. I wanted to be really wowed by this collection, being a Shantanu and Nikhil fan, but felt a bit let down.

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