Lakme Fashion Week, the bi-annual fashion week from 31st January to 4th February has begun in Mumbai. The first day of LFW was definitely just a trailer and the other designers are yet to showcase their talent. Though it was the first day it was no less than a super start. The line up for the first day of the fashion week included INIFD’s GenNext, Urvashi Kaur’s Amrich, Elan, Half Full, Ragini Ahuja and many more designer. The first day was closed by Anita Dongre and she had a little surprise planned for us.
GenNext was the fresh start to the bi-annual fashion week. It came with designs and creativity with a strong message that there is no beauty without some strangeness Which holds true in the way they presented their designs. All the models had some sort of strangeness attached to them in the form of zip locks. All the models had zip locked clinged to their hair. But besides the strangeness their designs included stripes, checks and stylishly strange prints. Also, the footwear featured double strap sandals and high platform heals.
Half Full Curve
Then came the confidence booster, Half Full Curve. Half Full Curve had the best models till date. They had models from the age 18-81 walking the runway and showing us how fashion needs to be all-inclusive. It clearly showed that we can pull off any style no matter the size or age. All the designs and the silhouettes were top notch classy and looked extremely comfortable and gorgeous. It included lots of gowns, midi dresses, trousers, capes and flowy blouses. We also saw Anjana Sharma walking down the ramp for the label.
Amrich: Ties that Bind featured on the first day of the fashion week. It is a clothing brand by Urvashi Kaur. We saw shibori come to life in her designs. Silk and hand-woven cotton were her friends for this collection, nearly all the pieces were made with silk and with hand-woven cotton. Mainly, the collection had silk shirts, shibori print trousers, jackets and shrugs. The collection also featured shibori print dresses, though all the shirts were plain and in white gauzy silk.
Rita kumar came with her breezy Hip Hop Baroque. The collection had a unique feature, every model wore a teal blue eye shadow to represent the hip hop baroque. More than the designs it was the eyes that caught the attention. Being the big label Ritu Kumar is we were expecting more and till the end of it we thought there is more to come but there wasn’t. But any how, Tapsee Pannu walked the ramp for RK, she was seen wearing black ripped shorts, black high platform boots along with a cape from the collection and a stylish belt. While walking the runway it seemed as if Tapsee owned it and she walked with so much panache.
We saved you the best for the last. Anita Dongre brought the end to Day 1 of the Lakme Fashion Week 2018. There was something special in her collection that it had the most famous celebrity glued to their seats to see the talented designers collection. The collection saw the presence of Yami Gautam along with her sister, Huma Qureshi along with her brother and many other celebrities. Her collection featured the song of summer picturising the beauty of summer in soft pastel hues. The collection was summery and elegant at the same time and the highlight of the show was the power couple of B-Town, Shahid and Mira kapoor. The famous couple walked the ramp for the designer and looked breathtaking. It was Mira’s first ever ramp walk and she was a total delight for the camera, the white organza print lehenga looked beautiful on her.