SQUARE LOOP SOLVED THE DILEMMA OF VERSATILE HANDBAG OPTIONS AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
Want a bag with multipurpose functions? Wouldn’t you like a bag for all seasons? Look no further because “Square Loop” by Kanika Sachdeva will solve all these problems. With minimal styling but offering a clean design sensibility, the brand displayed everything that was contemporary and unisex.
Back packs, weekend duffels and laptop bags had all the functionality and space desired. For some glam offerings there were clutches, satchels, totes and delightful small accessories like waist pouches. Keeping the shapes to either square, rectangular or barrel, the collection was a mix of the best for evening and travel use.
Made from genuine leather with natural fine finish; the metal trimmings added to the pizzazz of the collection. Keeping the colours natural for easy mix-and-match use, there were skin tones in smoky or deep shades.
Whether one is the conventional or adventurous buyer, the accessories from “Square Loop” by Kanika Sachdeva will satisfy all desires.
LOVEBIRDS SHOWCASED A BALANCED SIMPLE COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
“Lovebirds” the label by Amrita Khanna and Gursi Singh brought a balanced fashion dimension on the ramp at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Pure simple lines, minimalized layering, but oversized silhouettes were highlighted with geometry. Picking cotton as the base fabric there were options like active viscose, sturdy denim, mélange and silk georgette for the garments that were visually perfect with normcore straight lines creating the right fashion aesthetics.
With horizontal lines as the major theme running through the garments; the easy silhouettes were ideal for the summer heat. Colours moved from white, to black, grey, cobalt blue and hint of orange. Opening with a white calf-length shift followed by a horizontal striped blue shirt/sack, georgette kurta over tank top, drawstring skirt with a loose jacket and a cropped jumpsuit, the collection had a distinct style statement.
The orange layered top with a grey pencil skirt, pleated wide culottes and dusty brown sack dress worked well into the range. The three men’s wear entries were unisex in nature, as shirt tail long tunic with striped pants, grey top/cool pants and the black/white drop crotch wide trousers fitted perfectly into the season.
When women and men want minimal elements, with maximum impact, “Lovebirds” by Amrita Khanna and Gursi Singh will score high on the fashion charts.
TERESA LAISOM AND UTSAV PRADHAN’S CONTEMPORARY URBAN LINE HAD FASHION CONTRASTS AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
The label “Munkee.See.Munkee.Doo” by Teresa Laisom and Utsav Pradhan was inspired by contrast factors for this collection during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Report 2015.
Combining the theme of sweetness and violence with the increasing crime rate against women, the duo presented a fashionable twist to the subject by adding weapon prints to their ensembles.
Playing with cottons and shades of blue, mint, lavender and charcoal but inspired by the work of digital artist Hsiao-Ron Cheng; the pair unleashed a line of dresses, jumpsuits and blouses with the gun motif embroidered prominently in all its fierce form. Balancing the collection were assorted pleats that gave the garments a hint of feminine flounce.
Side pleats appeared for a white blouse, while the gun print was the highlight of a layered shift. Pleats moved from the sides to the front of the garments and then onto the hem. The double breast blouse had a pleated peplum, a black midi sported white sleeves and side pleat detailing, but the pink layered straight dress looked stylish in its stark design.
Making a strong fashion statement with clothes is what Teresa Laisom and Utsav Pradhan achieved creatively for their label “Munkee.See.Munkee.Doo”.
AIMAN AGHA AND ARMAAN RANDHAWA CREATED DELICATE FASHION NUANCES AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
The theme of the collection was dark, revolving around an isolated, secret scientific experimental lab in a dense forest inhabited by alligators and hummingbirds.
But what emerged on the ramp was an utterly beautiful feminine take on the inspiration by Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa for their label ‘Armaan Aiman’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Using pretty pastel tones of powder pink, coral, mint, metallic green and gold; the pair kept the silhouettes boxy, coat-like with apron inspired ties and pockets that reflected the lab theme.
The beautiful appliqués on mesh/gauze, silk and cotton of swirling alligators and humming birds in flight were strategically placed on the garment to make an ethereal impact.
The dramatic flora and fauna were entwined to give the embellishments on the creations a unique elegant flavour.
Pretty pink appliqués of the alligators and hummingbirds looked great on a long sleeved jacket teamed with gold gathered skirt and coral zippered blouse. The midi front button dress with zippered pockets, the shirt tail double hem tunic worn with rib hemmed pants and the sheer gown with long sleeves over gold pants gave varied versions of the theme.
Comfy back sashed blouse or tunic, ivory pencil skirt with cascading pink appliqués teamed with a gold shirt, knotted hem shaded white/pink maxi and a boxy cross-over trendy dress with lavish work were the eye-catchers of the collection.
The colour option moved to pale sheer green for a long sleeved maxi, short cropped shirt over gold shorts and sheer skirt and the addition of a round hem blouse with gold pants and jacket were a fresh take on the look.
When it comes to beautifully crafted clothes this summer, Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa for their label ‘Armaan and Aiman’ have a great fashion list.