IIKA FOR ANAIIKKA BY KANIKKA SALLUJA BROUGHT A STYLISH REVELATION ON THE RAMP AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
“Revelation IIKA” for the Anaiikka label by Kanikka Salluja brought a stylish revolution at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. It was the birth of the new Indian woman that inspired Kanikka’s creativity and the very strong but stylish presentation on the runway.
The fabric choice was just high graded silk but the colours were striking and glamorous as flesh, salmon, sinduri, teal, Neel blue and tulsi green breathed life into the stunning ensembles.
The silhouettes had to match the feminine aggressive mood of the collection so Kanikka unleashed her version of the warrior sari, fish tail lehengas worn with cropped warrior blouses and shrugs, dhoti pants and tiny fitted tops.
Mirror work featured regularly for the pleated creations, the dhoti sari with leather bustier, green peplum blouse with satin skirt and electric blue net kurta over harem pants.
Shararas were teamed with draped sari, while a turquoise blue lehenga looked stunning with a shirt-tail long sleeve blouse. The glittering peplum bustier and sari, dhoti cowl pants, a mini-cum-maxi asymmetric skirt and draped melon gown followed the theme. The purple tulip skirt with embroidered pants and flared bolero with column gown completed the fierce line of women’s wear.
Ending the show was the talented newcomer Akshara Hasan, star of the movie “Shamitabh” who slowly moved down the ramp in a very elaborate white net warrior queen gown encrusted with silver and intense matching jewellery.
Fierce fashion never looked more striking, stunning and visually arresting as “Revelation IIKA” for Anaiikka by Kanikka Salluja’s collection did.
THE PALACE OF MIRRORS COLLECTION BY PAYAL SINGHAL WAS A SHIMMERING OFFERING AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015
The shimmer and shine of the “Palace of Mirrors” collection inspired by the Sheesh Mahal in Amer Fort in Rajasthan, was a glittering presentation by Payal Singhal at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Giving her creative, modern, interpretation of the intricate patterns and fine detailed mirror mosaic work from the walls of the palace, Payal translated it effortlessly and beautifully on her creations. Opting for a pastel gentle palette in coral, blush, ecru and grey, she turned it into separates and Neo Indian occasion wear.
For a collection so stunning, the fabrics had to match its grandeur so Payal zeroed in on Dupion silk, cotton, mul, tulle and silk organza for the quirky retro floral and geometric prints that embellished the elegant silhouettes. Long pleated floor skimming skirts, tiny body-con cholis, fluid maxis and elegant palazzos were ideal for formal summer soirées.
Making a stunning impression on the ramp were the churidar-skirt, low crotch pants worn with mosaic mirror work choli, embroidered sharara pants, and the off-shoulder choli with lehenga sporting a mirror cutwork waist belt.
Leather appliqués appeared minutely for the sari border, kurta with short silk jacket and silk cape with zardosi embroidery. The grey silk cropped top was teamed with an interesting lehenga with zardosi work and spike silver leather appliqués.
Ending the show was the lovely Tamannaah Bhatia who glided down in a blush Dupion silk choli, lehenga with zardosi and leather appliqué and net dupatta
When formal wear demands a glamorous entry it will be Payal Singhal’s “Palace of Mirrors” collection that will create the perfect impact.