Day 3 of the FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week was full of mystique and magic, it seemed. From subtle and muted tones to all things glitter and glam, we got to see a fun and balanced mix of many different styles. Each collection left us wanting more and we were certainly not left disappointed! All in all, the designers did a splendid job of keeping us mesmerized throughout!
Swatti Kapoor, Jajaabor & Kiniho
From block prints and elegant pleating to delicate hand embroidery, Swatti Kapoor's collection, The Rise, features multiple styles. This line is inspired by a hand-painted silk scroll inscription and Poem named Auspicious Cranes by Emperor Huizong of the Northern Song Dynasty.
Jaajabor's line WAH USTA, WAH shares the story of the last of Usta brothers and their exquisite art form and is certainly seen throughout the collection. Kiniho’s collection is inspired by a Khasi folktale of Sier Lapalang. It features Eri silk fabric that is naturally dyed and handwoven by the local weavers in Ribhoi district in Meghalaya.
We have nothing but heart eyes for Aisha Rao's magical collection! It consists of many different textures, mystical prints and vibrant colours that are certainly an instant mood-booster! This line shows us that using planet-conscious materials in no way restraints the glam factor of the outfits.
Nikita Mhaisalkar's collection, Terrain consists of motifs, intricate beadworks and expressive quilts on chic separates and stylish ensembles. The line is inspired by the rustic, genuine, textile crafts from North America and the extravagance of the Navajo tribe. It adds a fun and glam twist to the overall nomadic vibe.
Kaveri Lalchand's presents her collection, Photographs & Memories which features heavy use of cyanotype printing technique, a photographic process that produces a cyan blueprint. Along with crochet laces and floral motifs, this line is as feminine, elegant and graceful as it gets!
Rajdeep Ranawat's collection takes to you on a trip through the Orient Express. Weaving stories of extravagance and exoticism into the clothing, the designer uses colourful prints, fabrics, eccentric silks and innovative embroideries. The line gives off a calming and zen vibe with prints that capture the clear skies and the distinctive illustrations of Oriental pagodas.
Aartivijay Gupta And Siddhartha Bansal
Aartivijay Gupta's line features an impressive contrast of different prints that are accentuated with detailed metallic elements. Siddhartha Bansal's dreamy collection, Blooming Tales takes you on a mystical voyage featuring blossoming flowers & paisley designs. All in all, the line had a lovely and magical wonderland vibe to it.
NEXA Presents The Spotlight Featuring Two Point Two
Two Point Two's collection, Behind the doors, pays homage to the faith that reminds us that hope, compassion, solidarity, camaraderie and above all love exists. It is made from sustainable organic textiles and features eccentric prints and bright pops of colours that make us want to go on a vacation!
boAt X HUEMN
boAt X HUEMN’s collection showcases hand-drawn prints, assertive statement pieces, inclusive styles and exquisitely handcrafted textures. The handmade HUEMN Gorilla also weaves its way through the whole line. We for sure are loving this eccentric, street style collection!
Ashish N Soni
This collection features a stunning contrast using bold and floral prints on structured and elongated silhouettes. It blurs the line between men's and womenswear and creates a truly androgynous line. All in all, this collection gives off extremely powerful boss energy and we're here for it!
Natural Diamond Council Presents A Sea of Million Stories By Rimzim Dadu
Taking inspiration from natural elements around us like the waves in the sea, the texture of a river bed and the tropics, this collection makes us aware of our surroundings. This line presents sharp silhouettes, metallics, contemporary sculpted styles together to form a range of premier cocktail dressings.
Ajio Luxe Presents Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra showcases his collection Diffuse which is truly enchanting, to say the least! It predominantly features lovely hues of pink and purple paired with geometric patterns, unique prints with shimmery, metallic detailing. This line certainly left us entranced and left our eyes glued to the runway!