Jabong.com the fab online fashion site presented Miss Bennett London, a U.K. based brand that is known for its wide range of uber chic garments, which evoked fun and quirky youthfulness. The label showcased a prét-a-porter line that will do justice to a young stylish woman’s closet. The pop of spark and funk was like a breath of fresh air and added to the brand’s U.S.P. at the presentation of eleven ranges at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. TRACK STAR“Track Star” was a refreshing range of sporty, sleek yet sexy garments. Transparent layers teamed with cosy scuba fabric created a lethal combination. Cross-back bralets with comfortable oversized T-shirts and piped leggings, cropped tops had contrast binding, knee length pastel coats; while lingerie inspired tube tops and singlets were teamed with boyfriend T-shirts and unbuttoned jackets.
Fitted dresses highlighted with soft, feminine trimmings, high waist culottes and mid-riff tops were the perfect choice for an androgynous dresser. Sheer panelling and lacy athletic T-shirts, straight, maxi dresses/skirts in pastel tones to monochromes had tints of neutral hues. ENGLISH GARDEN“English Garden” drew inspiration from the botanic extravaganza of the Bloomsbury range, which had a severe impact on the 90’s fashion scenario with herbaceous prints teamed with clean silhouettes. Skater dresses with floret prints, semi-sheer jumpsuits and three piece suits in bright hues, impromptu T-shirts, trousers and sheer tops with 3D floral detail grabbed immense attention. Coloration switched from baby blue, midnight, Persian to violet/purple pigments in summer fabrics. AFRICAN POP ART“African Pop Art” was the source of inspiration for this avant-garde collection with fun filled garments, with an unorthodox fashion vibe. Aztec and traditional urban prints sprinted with ease on the comfy kaftans, maxi dresses, boho-skirts and loose fitted trousers.
The colour scheme had a mélange of bright tints and earthy neutral hues maintaining the nomadic spirit. PRINCESS OF PERSIAThe domes with exfoliated carvings dominated the print section of this collection. The silhouettes were a global fusion of floor length, flowing printed capes teamed with singlets, shorts or a casual T-shirt and a mélange of long maxi dresses that reflected the gypsy-princess aura. Chunky neck pieces and Sufi turbans were smart accessory choices that made this oriental range a regal parade. The colour bar transformed from pure whites, dotting prints, tawny mustards and magenta, Persian blue and dark coffee hues. MIAMI VICEThe globetrotting silhouettes, for “Miami Vice” had an athletic feel and included summer dresses, bralets paired with denims, sheer bare pullovers thrown on a bikini and mid-length jumpsuits. The sorbet colour scheme of pastel pink and blue was infused with traditional tie/dye method. Bold stripes, beach palm tree motifs on jersey, cotton, crochet and scuba enhanced the creations. INTO THE BLUE“Into the Blue” inspired by multi-ethnic Moroccan culture, incorporated the exotic land with intricately crafted tiles, lamps, paisley motifs for Indo-western tunics, kaftans, playful jumpsuits, long flowing dresses and cropped tops paired with denim shorts. Indigo and white, with a dash of bright red and yellow created the desired colour story. Denim provided a gypsy-boho feel along with cotton, linen for this trendy line. Textures and stripes merged well with the theme and produced a striking amalgamation.
LE SPORTIFInspired by old school outfits of English racquet sport, “Le Sportif” had high waist skirts, oversized T-shirts, racer back cropped tops teamed with semi fitted trousers, cycling shorts and polo shirts. Bright whites, navy blue, red, yellow and a hint of baby pink highlighted this classic range of apparels. Stripes and touches of Moroccan prints were added to showcase spark and fun elements. SOFT 70’SThe bold playful era of the “Soft 70’s” was recreated with style as flared bell-bottoms reappeared as palazzos. The summer essentials were maxi dresses, short adorable cropped tops paired with skirts, dungarees teamed with well fitted T-shirts and fringe detailing, which added to the unconventional appeal of the collection. Influenced by nature, the bark brown, shades of beige, nudes and sky/midnight blue were the selected tones. NEW RAVE TRIBEThe African influence continued to hold its grip in the ever changing fashion scenario. “New Rave Tribe” had a range of vivid looks, which included flowing silhouettes like the pocketed palazzos teamed with cropped tops, unbuttoned shirts thrown over a bikini giving it a sensual raw appeal. Fringed tops were paired with skirts and block coloured/Aztec prints inspired shirts and bikinis. Feathers and beads and pops of neon colours added a dramatic touch.
HAUTE HIPPIEInspired by the urban gypsy who is part of the metropolitan world “Haute Hippie” the colourful line of hipster silhouettes from the swinging 70’s era, were artistically displayed. Sheer dresses with bright colour detailing, mix and match skirts and tops in various shades and fringed poncho jacket stayed with the theme. A mélange of hues and shades included bright, neutral, dark and dusky while summer friendly fabrics were the favourite choice. WASHED UPNautical nuances, with a salty sea vibe were easily translated in this marine influenced “Washed Up” collection. From tube jumpsuits, shirt dresses, pencil skirts, boyfriend jeans and pocketed culottes bearing the traditional anchor motif, there were graphic T-shirts teamed with denims and soft cottons. A refreshing colour scheme had ivory, neutrals blended with a white, blue and red nautical palette. An innovative detail story of fish scales was incorporated with perfection and holographic fabrics were utilized for evening glamour. The bubbly showstopper was Bollywood diva, Shraddha Kapoor who grooved on the ramp wearing a blush pink sequined dress and tapped to tunes of ‘Uptown Funk’Miss Bennett London featured an array of well-constructed fun wear that symbolised the modern woman’s taste for stylish fashion. About Lakmé Fashion Week:Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is jointly organized by Lakmé, the No.1 cosmetics and beauty services brand in India and IMG Reliance, the global leader in sports and entertainment event marketing and management. LFW has been conceived and created with a vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and Integrate India into the global fashion world”.