“In the Pursuit of Magic”
Krsna Couture’s collection “In the Pursuit of Magic” was a visually stunning treat for all the brides that swear by flamboyance and grandeur. The designer duo Deepti Agarwal and Sonam Jhaveri unveiled a tasteful collection of mesmerizing bridal ensembles at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020. Titled “In the Pursuit of Magic”, designers Deepti and Sonam certainly outdid themselves, creating a fashion fairytale on the ramp.
Being inspired by the awe of the big blue sea, the twinkly sky and the glossy appearance of flowers, Deepti and Sonam brought to life an amalgamation of European silhouettes with an Indian flavour. While ‘more is more’, the underlying fashion rule was that the opulence of an outfit must not overpower the wearer.
Dazzling in self-hued sequins, a voluminous gown with a sweetheart neckline and a lovely crushed bodice in a rusty golden shade proved to be a head-turner on the ramp. For a slightly toned down flamboyance, subtle yet eye-catchy look, a sheer, white organza dress with tiers and a Chinese collar was styled with an overlay of a cropped top featuring a sweetheart neckline. Accentuating the outfit further, the blouse was adorned with sequins in floral patterns and a border of stunning wired beading for a clean cut.
Looking like a vision in white, television actor Divya Khosla Kumar turned showstopper for the label. The actor donned a voluminous, sequinned lehenga, teamed with a highly structured blouse featuring a plunging neckline and exaggerated sleeves. Embellished floral motifs, abstract beadwork and a thick, wired border on the top upped the glam for the look.
For women that yearn to make a style statement with bold outfits, that embrace their elegance and power, Krsna Couture by Deepti Agarwal and Sonam Jhaveri had a collection that proved an ideal option.
Smart, relaxed yet fun—Pearl and Hariom’s “Cassava” collection was a blend of the rich traditions of India and the fleeting nature of modernity making it an uber-dapper collection of men’s wear at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020.
Bollywood film and television actor, Sahil Anand opened the show for the designer duo in a black waist jacket featuring 3D dragonfly motifs. Worn with a pair of fitted, brown trousers and a white Tee, the actor looked dapper as he walked the ramp.
With nature as the muse, the designers looked up to the warm colour palette of Spring, and the wildness of Summer that inspired the choice of an all-natural range of fabrics, resulting in a mesmerizing collection of Indo-western silhouettes. Redefining traditional Indian wear were easy-breezy separates like round neck Sherwanis in eye-catching colours, bundgalas and waisted jackets in quirky prints and stylish suits made in plush handwoven fabrics like bamboo cotton, bamboo silk, Ghicha silk and more.
Adding an element of quirk to a formal band gala suit were printed dragonflies, which did not fail to create a summery mood on the runway. Plain ‘V’ neck T-shirts, fitted brown trousers and waistcoats dominated the collection. Another abstract yet eye-catching look was a white shirt with branch-like prints that were styled with skinny, black trousers. Titled “Cassava”, the collection stood out for its rustic and earthy colour palette of browns like raw sienna and umber, muted shades of yellow like ochrés, basics like black and white and a pop of blues and greens that captured the poetic romance of long summers.
The charming television actor and model, Dheeraj Dhoopar closed the show for Pearl and Hariom in a white jacket with a playful twist of abstract branch-like print, styled with a white ‘V’ neck Tee and black pants. For men that swear by minimalism with hints of colour and playful prints, Pearl and Hariom’s “Cassava” collection had it all.
With her “Ethereal Ira” collection, Deepa Goel presented a regal range of ethnic wear at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020. The wisdom evoking Goddess Saraswati was the inspiration, as the designer displayed silhouettes with structure and layered fall that beautifully depicted the power and elegance of independent new era women.
Designed to match the grandeur of the inspiration, indulgent embellishments of katdana and tikki were amalgamated with intricate hand embroidery. Stunning components like the sacred Hamsa bird, the lotus flower- a symbol of the supreme reality and the Veena that represents creativity were used to create opulent ensembles that portrayed the magnificence of Goddess Saraswati. The designer showcased her range of splendid traditional designs in lush ivory, lotus pink, dusty lilac and vibrant vermillion hues with a luxuriant selection of silk fabrics. Breathable chiffons and georgettes teamed with the soft gleam of organza added a dainty touch to the silhouettes.
Traditional aesthetics and unconventional cuts harmoniously coalesced in the collection. An array of diaphanous lehengas and alluring feminine blouse sets with immersive decorative detail were distinctively styled with sheer kimonos and jackets.
For a show-stopping entry the mesmerizing Bollywood beauty, Rhea Chakraborty glided down the ramp in a regal monochromatic lehenga with alternating floral and chevron embellishments. An alluring off-shoulder blouse and a sheer dupatta with a lustrous trim completed the look.
Deepa Goel’s ‘Ethereal Ira’ collection captured the essence of the traditional yet ferocious modern-day woman with unparalleled elegance.
With a dazzling line-up of exquisite Indo-Western looks, “Bargello” by Rajni Suyach was a unique blend of the West meets East sensibility at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020. Known for its colossal interiors that were adorned with distinctive flat stitches of needlepoint embroidery – the Bargello Palace in Florence was the inspiration. Rajni showcased a range of unconventional power wear silhouettes with unconfined cuts. Indulgent application of needlepoint stitch embroidery and Bargello motifs were consistently uplifted by the use of sequins and decorative details.
Keeping embellishments proportionate, dramatic trains and expressive hemlines were brought together with exuberant power silhouettes in a chic fashion. Rajni Suyach experimented with a range of quirky tunics, blouses and pants in rich blues, vibrant mustard and accentuating grey hues for the seamless West meets East appeal.
Designed to match the timeless and clean approach of urban women towards fashion, each ensemble captured it effortlessly with a peppy essence. Constructed in premium quality twill, breathable georgette and plush organza the fabric selection set the mood for the season. Lace inserts, plunging necklines, dramatic trails and experimental cuts were teamed effortlessly to spark sensuality. The designer experimented with an assortment of maxi skirts, dresses, wide-leg pants and tunic tops to curate fusion wear with mobility at its core.
A white dress with minimalistic details was donned with an eye-catching mustard cape. A rich blue peplum tunic with a plunging ornate lapel was given a quirky twist by an eye-catching side trail as it was donned with slinky white pants.
Rajni Suyach’s “Bargello” collection offered the prefect line of fluid, versatile and yet eye-catching clothes for women who carry themselves with a strong sense of style.