I’m a Lakme Fashion Week girl, any day. Why the tiff with Amazon India Fashion Week? Well…
I don’t get it. Why does AIFW showcase designs for the NEXT season? I fail to get excited about full sleeves and warm silks while I’m sweating it out in Delhi’s heat. And by the time the next season is finally here, that post about favourites from AIFW is so deeply embedded in the archives, I don’t think most non-fashion fanatics will make the effort to look over it again. The excitement is greater if you’re showcasing clothes people will get to wear in the next 3 months!
I’ve never physically attended LFW, and knowing that it takes place in Mumbai has left me with some dreamy assumptions of how perfectly LFW gets executed. I assume shows start on time, people stand in queues to enter, no one pushes anyone and each publication has a reserved seat in the media section. I assume the bloggers get as much respect as bigger print publications, that no one sits on a seat meant for someone else, and that people in the front 3 rows don’t ridiculously click images with iPads (that annoyingly obscures the view of anyone sitting in the back rows!) Of course, these are all dreams of a fashion week I’ve never actually attended. If you have, tell me it’s all true! 😉
And even though Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 wasn’t specifically aimed at brides to be, I found plenty of beautiful clothes to love. Anushree Reddy and Anita Dongre were my favourite shows, so I’ve done dedicated posts for those two. As for the rest, I’ve picked out the best of everything from ethnic to western wear – from lehengas and saris to dresses and jackets.
Two beautiful lehengas from the house of Rohit Bal! ❤ ❤ ❤
Is it a lehenga or a maxi skirt? Either way, this hot pink beauty by Payal Khandwala bowled us over with its geometric design!
Firstly, forget that awkward blouse. Focus on the lehenga – isn’t it stunning? Silk lehengas in bright yet subtle floral prints are such an ideal way for a minimalistic bride to stand out and be remembered for her sartorial choices on her wedding day. YES! Wear this Neeta Lulla lehenga on your wedding day! Pair with a classic bridal blouse and net dupatta in a bright hue.
I know, I’m not a fan of the whole look either. But if you just look at the lehenga – it’s quite a beautiful design by SVA Couture! Apt for the bride’s reception, I say.
Indulge in a Gaurang Shah gown for your Pre-Wedding Brunch.
A stunning Manish Malhotra powder blue gown for the Princess Bride’s Reception!
I loved this dripping in gold jacket by Rajesh Pratap Singh. Paired here with a dhoti, it will go just as well with your western ensemble.
Pair these SVA Couture jacket anarkalis with lehengas, churidars or even pants!
I loved these flirty summer dresses by Pero!
For an evening out
White dresses to love by Sahil Kochhar!
And some options from a darker palette with Rajesh Pratap Singh and Nikhil Thampi dresses.
Well, technically, the one on the right is a blouse, not a dress. But don’t you just love the embroidered motifs on these outfits from Quirkbox?
Animal prints in a new avtaar – with these dresses by Sneha Arora in soft pinks and blues, and cutesy zebra & reindeer prints!
Even more printed dresses to love!
Swati & Sunaina’s show had the prettiest traditional saris to add to a bride’s trousseau.
I found myself fascinated with this sari as an option for work wear. What do you think?
Shoutout to Manish Malhotra for the beautiful colours he used in his summer menswear collection! ❤
It was all over the news how a pregnant Carol Gracias walked the ramp for Gaurang Shah. While everyone was making a big deal about how it empowered women by having her work while pregnant, some were cynical and said that it was to cater to mothers-to-be, a big money-making market. However, no one pointed out how the big deal really was that a designer did not feel the need to have only slim non-pregnant models walk the ramp! I say we give some props to the designer.