It was the last day of Lakmé Fashion Week, and I was glad it was. Looking back at the week, it was a bit of a disappointment. out of the 78 shows, the consensus in the media room was that you could literally count the good ones on one hand. I’m just finishing on my one on one videos with some of the stand out designers from the week, till then here is the last installment of our MissMalini Fashion Flashes.
Colourful, Colour Block, Indian Chic, Great Summer Shorts, Interesting Jackets.
Interesting play of colours, and right on trend with colour blocking. This collection merged an Indian sensibility with a western one in a way that was easy to wear and very indie chic. The VJ Balhara girl is an casual contemporary girl with oodles of Indian style, something that I might try for the summer months ahead.
Kites, Unusual Colour Palette, Very Literal Translation, Great Kite Motif Sari.
Kites were a very obvious inspiration, and it was a fun to see the kite motif used all over the collection. Interesting use of kite shape cutouts in the fabric, lent a shabby chic texture to the garments. I like the play of bringing colours with muted tones like orange and yellow used with blues and greys. My favourite piece was the white sari with kite motifs, super cute.
Girly, Feminine, Corals, Peach and Nude colours, Chicken Kari Umberella, Flower and Frill Detail, Crochet
This Collection is perfect for those new mothers who want to match their kids OR if you’re ultra feminine and girly and can’t get away from pinks, peaches and corals. Having said that it was a collection that grew on you. Maybe it’s a tug at wanting to bring back that lost childhood, or the innocence in the collection. Whatever it was, it wasn’t a complete mishap, but it wasn’t anything new or fresh. Mixed review here, I know, sorry!
Rosettes, Tutus, Pale colours, Volume, Marchesa, Corsets, Off Shoulder, Lace, Net
The Finale show was a little bit of theater mixed with a fairytale theme. Gauri and Nainika continue to do their whimsical/feminine style they do best. Garment after garment had a Marchesa feel to it, which was apparent to anyone who knows a bit of fashion. As said by a certain editor, “at least they are making this style assessable to those who can’t afford Marchesa!” The highlight of the night were the girls on stilts who even in the biggest tutus, dance on the runway, it was quite a spectacle. The night ended with the faces of Lakmé, with the new addition of Liza Golden (stay tuned for a videos with the girls on the ramp).