The recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week’s high energy opening day was directly in contrast to its Delhi counterpart- the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week which was also recently held. There were plenty of Bollywood stars to grace the event, including some A-listers such as Sonakshi Sinha. And there was quite a lot of fashion to look forward to on the opening day of Lakme Fashion Week 2012.
Let’s take a quick look at the highlights of the day.
Drashta Sarvaiya not so stuck to the theme
Unlike the rest of the designers on day 1 of the event, Drahsta Sarvaiya presented an autumn winter collection. An element seen across most his collection was the use of jeweled collars and the element of gold on the waistline, apart from metallic embroideries. Also seen in his collection was the use of different fabrics- chiffon, satin and even crepe being just a few of those. Drashta played with a lot of colors, from the vibrant purple to the subdued mustard and rose.
In terms of silhouette, the collection largely consisted of coats and jackets with long sleeves.
The hair trend
Almost all the designers on day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week 2012 had their models walk in “huge” hairstyles. Right from James Ferreira to Drashta, Kaushali Kumar etc. were seen following that trend when it came to hair.
Another trend that emerged on Day 1 of the event was deep necklines with plenty of cleavage on show. Most of the designers had a few pieces in their collection with plunging necklines, but two designers that stood out for it were Rajat Tangri and Sailex. And the trend was not just seen on the ramp but off it too.
Color blocked jackets
A style that really caught everyone’s eye on Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week 2012 was the color blocked jackets showcased by Shrivan and Narresh. The jackets had a comfort fit to them and were meant more for flaunting the chic quotient rather than provide warmth in winters.
Being the Mumbai Fashion Week, how could Bollywood be far behind? While Prateik Babbar walked for Masaba, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika were seen as showstoppers for Vikram Phadnis. In fact, Arbaaz Khan took it a step further by appearing in his Dabangg 2 look, with that heavy moustache. Farhan Akhtar was seen at the event flaunting his beefed up look for “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.”
A style that caught my eye
The funky cow print by Masaba.