14 Insta-Worthy Trends We Spotted At LFW SR18

Prashansa Daniell , 07 Feb 2018
Tarun Tahiliani at Lakme Fashion Week SR18
Tarun Tahiliani at Lakme Fashion Week SR18

Buzzing on approximately 573 cups of coffee, we experienced Lakmé Fashion Week SR18 in all its glory. From watching beatboxers on the runway, spotting shoe trends to seeing some of our favorite designer sketches come to life; Summer Resort style took a versatile twist this season with some prominent trends. We spotted light fabrics and a whole lot of glam for the summer-lovin’ girl. The modern twist on jackets, fanny packs and more took centre stage this season. Here are a few trends we spotted from all the shows we attended at LFW SR18.

1.    Glitterati Gang

If we had a penny for every time we spotted sparkle on the runway! These designers played with sequins in the best possible way. From sari blouses to dresses and even belts, there was sparkle galore at Lakme Fashion Week SR18.

Sequins - SVA
Sequins - Verandah
Sequins - Shyamal and Bhumika
Sequins - Rara Avis

2.    Summer Ready Silhouettes

Summer is all about wearable fashion. From casual to resort wear, we saw a wardrobe full of light fabrics we could wear from the runway this season.

Lightweight fabric - Amoh by jade
Lightweight fabric - Amrich
Lightweight fabric - Khumanthem x Manipur
Lightweight fabric - Ikai

3.    Sheer’s The Way

These ensembles from SR 18 proved that sheer can be sexy, bold, fun and contemporary all at once. Whether we’re talking about the good ol’ desi dupatta or a contemporary skirt, we saw the versatility of this fabric brought to life.

Sheer - House of Kotwara
Sheer - Anushree Reddy
Sheer - Urvashi Kaur
Sheer - Ridhi Mehra

4.    Metallic Deets

Detailed embroideries, accents, metallic pleather; whether small or big we loved how designers have introduced this element to their collections.

Metallics - Dhruv Kapoor
Metallics - Ritu Kumar
Metallics - House of Kotwara
Metallic - Amrich

5.    Coats & Jackets Galore

We swear by the layering life and after seeing lightweight, long line jackets and coats like these, we couldn’t help but think of all the amazing OOTDs we’d be wearing this year.

Long Coats - Naushad Ali
Long Coats - Mohammed Mazhar
Long coats - Amrich
Long Coats - Amoh by Jade

6.    Delicate Details

There was so much attention to detail when it came to embroideries and prints. Whether it was floral, animal-inspired, these deets left us swooning.

Delicate embroidery - VRISA
Delicate stripes - Amoh by Jade
Crow at Lakme Fashion Week SR18

7. Pleats Please

We saw three kinds of pleats strut down the runway, and each of them so neat and sharp in its own way. We spotted it on jackets, on the hem of lehengas and more. Looks like we’ll be seeing so much more of this style in 2018.

Pleats - Shantanu & Nikhil
Pleats - Tarun Tahiliani
Pleats - Rara Avis
Pleats - Shantanu and Nikhil
Pleats - Anushree Reddy
Pleats - Anushree Reddy
Pleats - Ritu Kumar
Pleats - Saaksha Kinni

8.   Fun Fringes

On saris, shirts, and bustiers the fringe was a total eyecatcher on the runway.

Fringe - ASA
Fringe - Ikai
Fringe - Padmaja
Northeast Mojo - Fringe
Fringe - Rara Avis

9.    Orange Is The New Black

From pantsuits to co-ord sets and more, looks like summer style in 2018 is going to be all orange and bright.

Orange - Rara Avis
Orange - Rajesh Pratap Singh
Orange - Naushad Ali
Orange - ASA

10.    Bum Bags

We’d like to call these the fanny pack 2.0. The structured shape and contemporary colours we saw on the runway showed us these bum bags are here to stay.

Bum Bags - VRISA
Bum bags - Ritu Kumar
Bum bags - Rara Avis

11.    Magical Constellations

It’s just a different kind of magic when you wear the universe on your body, don’t you think?

Stars moons - Tarun Tahiliani
Moons stars - Tarun Tahiliani
Moons - Verandah

12.   The Girl-Next-Door Bead Work

On belts and necklines, these detailed beads resonated the contemporary girl-next-door vibe and we can’t get enough.

Beading - House of Kotwara
Beading - Rara Avis

13.   Feathers For Your OTT Soul

For the OTT fashionista in you, so many feathers for bridal wear to androgynous fashion too. Feathers took over the LFW runway like never before!

Feathers - Shriya Som
Feathers - Ridhi Mehra
Feathers - Falguni & Shane Peacock
Feathers - 431-88

14. Twirl-Worthy Tassels

It’s cute, stylish and makes for an Insta-worthy shimmy any time, anywhere. After seeing these looks we’ll definitely be incorporating some fringe into our wardrobe this season, what about you?

Tassels - Verandah
Tassels - Verandah
Tassels - Ka-Sha

Which one of these trends will you be trying this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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