Day 5 of Lakme Fashion Week 2012 was a mix of everything, from Prague inspired collections to an Indo-Western blend, the swinging 20s, chunky accessories and a whole lot more. While the finale was reserved for Rohit Bal, as is the case most of the times, there were plenty of other highlights of the day as well.
The swinging 20s by Sougat Paul
Sougat Paul drew inspiration from kites and the funky 1920s for his collection titled “Flyaway Kites.” Generous use of vibrant hues and the right amount of pastels was seen in his collection, as was garments with dropped waistlines. Flapper dresses were the highlight of his collection.
Chunky accessories are in
Going by Malini Agarwalla’s collection, chunky accessories seem to be the trend this season. There was plenty of bead work to be seen in her handbags apart from large pendants with hand painted masks.
The gypsy look by Payal Kapoor
Payal Kapoor showcased a collection titled “The Wanderer” which was inspired from the architecture of the Mughal era and that in South Asian countries. Her collection had gowns and dresses with geometrical designs, sequin work and a mix of chiffon and georgette. Ruffled saris were the highlight of her collection.
Of braided buns and harem pants
Archana Kochar’s collection “Kathputli Kathak”, was inspired from just that- the puppet shows. Her collection included harem pants, pleated dhotis , kurtis and kameez apart from an interesting combination of lehengas with jackets. The color palette consisted of bright hues of orange, blue, lime et al. The braided buns sported by models in her collections were another highlight of her show.
Feminine is a trend too
Apart from certain bold style statements, there were feminine silhouettes to be seen too on day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week 2012. Jatin Varma used it in his elegant and formal collection of gowns and dresses which had sequin and cutwork.
Arpan Vohra’s collection too had body hugging garments, with corsets that accentuated the waistlines and highlighted backs with sexy halters and strands in place.
The finale by Rohit Bal
Rohit Bal is known for doing lavish finales to fashion weeks. The finale of Lakme Fashion Week 2012 was no different. With an opulent setting in the lawns of Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, Bal’s collection was inspired from the modern Indian woman. His collection consisted of opulent embroidery in crystal and zari on most pieces, apart from bold jackets and bandhgalas for men.