Lakme Fashion Week is quite the fashion festival that we’re all celebrating now even though we’re not linked to it directly. Fashion weeks do not require us to be a part of it always, after all the showcasing is done for potential customers like us. And thanks to the age of social media, it’s wide and open for all to spectate and take away the best trends.
From a consumers perspective we’re looking out for the best for ourselves. But from a stylists perspective I see what is trending, what is new, how designs are styled differently, the color schemes and so much more. Of course you could buy off a look from the runway but if you want to get into the knick-knack of style and get inspired by it, to implement in your wardrobe, you have to trust your Stylist on this. And I take the pleasure of curating some of the best Lehenga and sari trends from the Lakme Fashion Week runway.
BEAUTY is the first word that comes to my mind when I see saris bought to life with such opulence. Take Sailesh Singhania’s stunning mix of silver and salmon in silk, it’s oozing luxury. Neha Agarwal does summer colors in this lightweight sari blending with a Victorian western blouse. How about a quick recap from the past with Anushree Reddy’s midnight blue ruffled and floral sari; this blouse is my ultimate inspiration for the summery vibe. Vaani Raghupathy’s saris, what looks-like tissue silk in bright and bubbly colors, should be a trend raging the shopping rails this season.
Our dear lehenga designers have outdone themselves again. They’ve shown us Popsicle colours can be an eye candy too. Shehla’s lilac lehenga with the crinkled blouse looks like the runway had a mermaid moment. If you’re someone with great collarbones and not shy to show away some skin then this would be the ideal lehenga blouse inspiration you must take from. Manoj Agarwal’s soft and layered ruffles on the lehenga skirt looks like an artistic dream to me. Anita Dongre gives bridesmaids the real summer wedding lehenga goals with lightweight chiffon and net, foil printed and pleated to perfection. Anushree Reddy does it the old school glam way, but can a bride say no to such regal beauty? Well, obviously not.
What was the ultimate trend? I definitely give it to the muted summer colors. An add on to that is, lightweight chiffon, organza, tissue silk. Pleats and patterns like ruffles are also making a big comeback. Experiment with applique work, lace and floral embroidery. Since the list of designers keeps adding to our fashion diaries each season, it gets hard to pick on all trends. So I make sure to pick up the best trend for you. If you have a trend on mind that you would like to know more about, let me know! Until the next big drop, xx.