The Lakme fashion week Winter/Festive 2014 that is all set to kick off on the 20th of August promises to be bigger and better than its previous editions. For one, the five day gala event has a new venue – the plush Palladium Hotel in Mumbai. Two, the organizers are giving an opportunity to new designers to showcase their collections alongside well-established designers and are also coming up with innovative ideas to get the who’s who of the fashion world and bollywood to be in attendance. You can expect beautifully designed clothes, elaborate wedding lehengas and exquisite wedding sarees to be on display during the event.
For the first time in the history of the Lakme Fashion Week, Hamley’s, in association with Barbie and Hot Wheels, will present a kids fashion show featuring 20 kids sashaying on the ramp is designer outfits. LFW is also hosting four exceptional Pakistani designers this year - Faiza Samee, Sania Maskatiya, Zara Shahjahan and Rizwan Beyg who will display trendy and chic casual wear alongside gorgeous bridal wear that includes wedding sarees, wedding lehengas and fabulous anarkali suits.
The fashion week will be opened by Masaba Gupta and Amit Agarwal who are both making their debut as opening designers this year. Masaba will present her collection called “Wanderess”, inspired by the author Roman Payne. Expect the signature style of Masaba Gupta – both and trendsetting styles. Alongside Masaba, Amit Agarwal will be presenting his collection of couture dresses with architectural and tribal influences with menswear details. These opening shows, presented by DHL will see the use of the bright yellow of DHL in clothes to kick start the season with high energy.
Also presenting their collections through the week are popular designers like Vikram Phadnis, Varun Bahl, Anita Dongre , Shruti Sancheti and Shantanu & Nikhil, to name a few. Look out for Shruti Sancheti’s tribute to the silk fabric – Strands of Silk (yes, you read that right!) – on Textile Day. Her collection makes extensive use of Benaras silk and Pochampalli, with intricate zari detailing. Do not expect wedding sarees, wedding lehengas in her collection of silk outfits, because the designer is showcasing all these traditional weaves in trendy silhouettes. Her collection will have sharara jumpsuits, palazzo pants, circular anarkalis with jackets and blouses, for the woman who believes in restrained opulence and understated luxury.
Noted designer Anita Dongre will present her collection titled “India Modern” at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive. Her collection fuses Indian crafts and textiles with contemporary styles for the modern day Indian bride. The collection will have wedding lehengas with crop tops, embellished jackets paired with embroidered pants as well as feminine gowns. You can shop for Anita Dongre’s lehengas here.
The Grand Finale of the show will be presented by India’s celebrated designer Manish Malhotra and will feature Kareena Kapoor as the showstopper. Manish will be presenting the Lakme Absolut Bridal trousseau which promises to be high on glamour. Expect elaborate wedding sarees, wedding lehengas, anarkali suits and salwar-kurtas in vibrant colours and luxurious styles, all inspired by Lakme Absolut Gloss.
This fashion week will also showcase two British High Street Fashion Brands – River Island and Miss Selfridge. The fashion week promises to be an event packed with vibrancy, style, glitz and glamour. All you ladies gearing up for your wedding, do come back here as we cover the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive for gorgeous wedding sarees, wedding lehengas and contemporary wear showcased at the event.
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