As the final day of the Lakme Fashion Week 2015 came about, everything acquired a tinge of frenzied glory. From the designers and models to the ramps and audience, all was coloured with the impulse of a final phenomenal performance. This is what went down on the grand finale of the LFW 2015:
Saving the Best for Last
It’s like the Indian glamour industry conspired to save its most inspired creations for the last day. Kick-started by mosaic-inspired bold collection “My World of Glass” by Aartivijay Gupta, there was a line up of very several interesting designers to come. From Shubhika Davda’s “Twitterpated” with its popping colour, to Surbhi Shekar’s floral-inspired collection, high couture’s best was on display. A considerable amount of audience attention was taken up by the beach and resort-wear collection “Henri’s Garden” by Shivan and Narresh. But there is no denying the fact that the grand finale event, Anamika Khanna’s much awaited “Sculpt”, was the most impressive spectacle of all.
It is hard to ascertain which designers emerged as most successful since all showcased collections that were brilliant in their own right. Nonetheless, some collections, such as Mandira Bedi’s fantasy sari collection – with its brilliant combination of traditional and modern elements – lit up the ramp like none else. Karan Berry and Leon Vaz’s designs for their label “Karleo” dazzled the stage with sequinned, embellished gowns, twinkling shift dresses and flowy skirts. Wendell Rodricks’ “Popology” fused the designer’s love for bright colours with his fascination with the ‘60s styles and silhouettes. And concluding the 15th-year anniversary event, Anamika Khanna’s “Sculpt” simply stole the show away. With a range of experimental silhouettes and metallic hues coupled with a fearless merger of Indian handicraft, her avant garde style created a most intense fashion experience. This was the perfect end to a very special glamour event.
The Stars of the Night
The list of Bollywood appearances on the ramp this day is rather long. With Rajkummar Rao as showstopper at Kunal Anil Tanna’s “Ume Matsuri” event and the graceful Shabana Azmi concluding Mandira Bedi’s show, the ramp was bright with stardust all day long. Sophie Choudry and Riya Sen modelled for Shubhika Davda and Karan Berry and Leon Vaz respectively. But the evening’s shiniest glitter came from the effervescent beauty Kareen Kapoor, who alongside being the face of Lakme, is also designer Anamika’s muse.
So that was all that happened at LFW 2015. Stay tuned as we come up with the numerous fashion trends that this has given rise to!