Day 3, what can I say, the days are flying by, only 2 more days and we’re done! This day was by far my favourite, as there was alot of down time to sit and enjoy the perks of LFW. If you should find yourself waiting for a show, then you must try out the products at the Lakmé Fablab. They haven’t been launched in the market and it’s a bit of a privileged to try out the products and give your feed back before they hit the shelves. Trust me the lipsticks and the whipped foundations are great for our skin tone, plus they smell incredible! Another great pass time, people watching at the lounges, a lot of extremely bad judgement calls and some down right ‘I can’t even take a picture’ tackiness!
And now.. The Fashion.. There was a lot of options for the Classic MissMalini Party Girl!
One word, Backless, review done. In all seriousness, this collection was power packed with what Pria Kataria Puri does best and that is to dress the glamorous diva in all of us. There was a good dose of prints, sequins and sex appeal to entice even the most timid of us. What I liked most about Pria’s collection is that it caters to different body types, from bare it all fitted dresses to demure flowy maxi dresses, she really thinks about her women and what they want. I loved the little balls at the ends of the dresses and on draw strings, a very mischievous touch to the collection and probably the punk factor that she was talking about (the collection was called Persian Punk).
I really wish I’d been fast enough to take pictures of the two red dresses at the beginning because they were the highlight of the collection, and definitely very MissMalini Party Girl material. In true Vizyon style, there were a lot of drape dresses, this time though paired with almost armor-like structure. There was a lot of detailing with intricate pleats and paneling, sometimes a bit to labour intensive and could have used an editing eye. A lot of evening and party wear options which is what the label does best, although personally I love their ready to wear, every day garments. The collection had a strong emphases on gold accents, which is a smart style for any girl to adapt to her style. Wear a simple jewel tone dress and pair it with a geometric gold cuff or neck piece and you’ll be the belle of the ball.
It’s very difficult to say anything negative or even be critical of Saybasachi, mainly because he doesn’t sell clothes, he simply sells a vision. His story can be interpreted in many ways and for me it was one of a people who were modern but sent to the days of post partition and independence. A conservative family but with an open minded thinking. This is what the clothes reflected. Earthy tones with flashes of muted pop colours all made up a his colour pallet. Embroidery was used to enhance the simplicity of his no fuss garments, rather than just to jazz up a blouse. The kids wear was incredibly fashionable and I like that it was kid appropriate, unlike some kids-wear clothes that look like mini versions of adult clothing. The stand out look of the day had to be the sari with the velvet pallu, and black embroidered long sleeve blouse. It’ll look great on any age and will be a sari you can wear more than just once. His accessories are going to be sold out the moment they hit the stores, especially the hairbands. I’m lusting after the waistcoat though, it’s one of those staples to have in your closet that will make any outfit stylish.