Day 3 of Lakme Fashion Week 2012 was about subtlety and paying homage to Indian textiles. The day opened with collections from Purvi Doshi and Vaishali Shadungle. And the collections of the two were in complete contrast to each other. While the former’s collection was more about whites and greys, the latter’s collection was more about bold greens, golden and other bright shades.
Stealing the show
While most collections throughout the day were interesting, it was Anita Dongre’s collection which stole the show. Her collection titled Waves was about laidback comfort and a very resort feel. Using Indian fabrics such as Benarasi silk, brocade, hand painted silks etc., her collection comprised of comfortable silhouettes and bright colors like yellow, oranges and pinks teamed up with shades of pastel.
Her collection had a retro feel to it, with flowing silhouettes, cinched waistlines and bustier style blouses.
Flared pants were there too
Like the first two days, flared trousers were seen on the third day too of Lakme Fashion Week 2012. While most collections had certain pieces in flared silhouettes, it was Debarun Mukherjee’s collection which showcased the silhouette the best. The designer created flared trousers for men as well as women, along with short tops, churi pants and draw string trousers.
The designer’s collection was predominantly white with subtle hints of gold, green and other colors. His showstopper Shahana Goswami stole the show in a beautiful white sari with a golden border.
Silk was the most used
While different designers on the third day of the event used different Indian fabrics, it was silk which ruled most of the day. Farah and Fridos’ collection used Bhagalpur silk in white, red, brown and other colors. Their collection used silk as a base for creating textures and weaves.
On the other hand, Sashikant Naidu made use of ahimsa silk along with khadi and ikkat to create a very folksy collection. Other than that, Matka silk and Benarsi silk was seen too in some collections.
Paromita’s street magic
While other designers’ collections were about laidback luxury, Paromita Bannerjee’s collection was high on wearability and street fashion. She worked with a combination of Indian muslin, khadi, ikkat and other fabrics to create a bohemian collection with a blend of indo-western culture.
Colors to look forward to this season
Going by the third day of Lakme Fashion Week 2012, the color trend for the coming season is likely to be at two opposite ends of the spectrum- subtle in whites or grays on one side and bold in oranges, yellows and greens on the other.