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The Show Must Go On: Lakme Fashion Week 2020

Scroll through to see what your favourite designers presented at the Lakme Fashion Week Digital First-Fluid Edition.

With the ongoing pandemic, Lakme Fashion Week 2020 took place in a digital avatar this season. The Digital First Season-Fluid Edition was a unique experience for all and in tandem with the current digital revolution. The virtual steaming of the fashion shows followed by behind the scene videos, fashion events, webinars, etc. kept the momentum going.

This year’s Fashion Week was driven by trendsetting styles and beauty inspirations that revolved around effortless glamour in these uncertain times.

For all you style and beauty enthusiasts, we highlight the top trends we absolutely loved at the shows. Catch all he action here and get inspired!

Ruhaaniyat by Manish Malhotra

The collection recreated the glory of the opulent past with a scintillating mix of cultures, crafts and colours to complete the look. The collection revolved around layered ensembles swirling in rich textiles, zardosi vintage accents and impressive silhouettes. The jewellery line of stylish chokers, haars, three-tiered necklaces, haathphools, kadas and stackable bangles twinkling on the wrists added to the vintage glory. Highlight: Bollywood’s favourite Kartik Aryan featured as a muse for the couture film.

The look: The heads are adorned with passas, maangtikkas, maathapatis. Makeup is stunning with a classic touch of old world charm.


Taramati by Gaurang Shah

An artisanal ode to the legendary courtesan who dazzled the Seventh Sultan of Golconda, Abdulla Qutub Shah, this collection showcased a treasure trove of handwoven saris in textiles like ikat, kanchi, patan, kota, Benarasi, paithani, jamdani weaves, in a rainbow of hues.

The look: Hair is highlighted with intricate embellishments and myriad artistic touches. Makeup is timeless and lent a visual appeal.


Nature Within by Suket Dhir

A homage to the glorious brocades in gorgeous weaves and rich jewel tones, the collection gave a fashion dimension to festive wear in vibrant hues and motifs. It presented a mix and match line of rich textiles that can be dressed up or dressed down easily.

The look: Hair is designed with graceful elegance and the makeup is eye catching with a contemporary twist.


Limited Edition by Payal Khandwala

To bring out the beauty of traditional drapes, this line showcased 10 saris handwoven in silk jamdani. The six-yard wonders showcased an exploration of handloom craft in jewel tones, with a splash of print on the edge to make it a significant attention grabber.

The look: Makeup is bright and exquisite with neatly done-up hairdo to present a luxurious appeal.


Hand Block Printed collection by Abraham & Thakore

The collection of separates on a restricting colour card of sand and gold, this line offered elegance and a possibility of mix and match. The designs with a feminine flounce were a creative fusion of modern silhouettes with traditional textiles.

The look: Hair is chic and tied up in a tight ponytail. Makeup is highlighted with a touch of gold for a festive flavour.


Locked in Love by ‘Pero by Aneeth Arora’

Inspired by the Kawai Japanese street style of Harajuku fashion, this nostalgic Locked in Love collection brought out fun touches with laces, ribbons and bows to revolve around spring. Traditional embroideries like Bullions and French knots on intense and luxurious fabrics –gingham checks and linen stripes – add a stylish appeal.

The look: The playful appearance of flowers, sequins, pins, bows, complete the Harakuju inspiration. The makeup is clean and casual.


Between the Lines by The Loom Art (Aarushi Kilawat)

Inspired by the current uncertain global scene, this collection was a melange of fabrics, embellishments and designs, highlighting the Arashi Shibori technique. With soojni and kantha work enhancing the flavour of this line, it presented great mix and match possibilities.

The look: Hair looks classic yet functional, reflecting the theme. Make up is sheer and muted, enhancing the delicacy of pastel hues.


Moomal by Raw Mango (Sanjay Garg)

The design sensibilities of Moomal transported the audience to the colourful craft of Rajasthan, the craft soul of India. Inspired by folklore, the designer paid grand homage to Rajasthan with an amalgamation of colours, textiles and silhouettes, to add a distinct contemporary focus to the traditional craft.

The look: Hair is minimal, and the makeup is given a bold and festive touch with just the eyes highlighted.


Tattva collection by Hemang Agrawal

Presented by Japanese sophisticated fibre Bemberg, this collection featured rich brocades and jacquards as the predominant textile with a few blends. With motifs representing universal elements woven into glittering fabrics, it gave power dressing a new dimension to make a distinct impact for the festive season.

The look: Hair and makeup is understated and elegant to showcase a powerful personality.



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