Debashri Samanta showcased a quirky, fun collection titled ‘Summer Houses’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. Using handloom fabrics such as Jamdani from West Bengal; the range with its urban cosmopolitan Indian vibe comprised dresses, long tunics, extended rompers, shrugs, shorts, skirts and tops.
Shades such as sky blue, Popsicle orange, pale beige and cloud white gave each piece a playful ardour. The collars of each piece were structured, slim crafted in solid colours and further accentuated by pop coloured piping, minimal layering, sheer accents, soft textures and subtle cut-outs.
Embellishments were kept simple and featured printed houses in bronze, black, grey and orange paired with solid coloured collars for a balanced appeal. A piece which stood out was a gorgeous orange sari, sporting delicate weaves and metal detailing along with a bold bikini top.
Earthy, minimal yet effortlessly stylish Debashri Samanta’s collection, ‘Summer Houses’ was for any woman who isn’t afraid to be a head turner.
Isha Kedia under her label ‘Klitché’, showcased a trendy nature-meets-geometry inspired collection at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. The designer stuck to simple silhouettes like dresses, trousers, tunics, skirts and gowns crafted in light fabrics like chiffon and organza.
Keeping in mind the season, each piece was structured lightly and accentuated with feminine, floral elements that kept the range fresh, versatile and charming. Extended tapered shoulders were the highlight of the collection and gave off an edgy-chic vibe complemented by a colour palette with tints and shades of white, black and blue kissed grey.
A unique concept which graced each piece was the use of fabric elements – layering, piping, pleats and moulded textures, which were worked to contour each form, to envelop the body in a myriad contrasting lines and curves that made for an intriguing display.
One outfit which stole the show was a gorgeous white dress with circular black work and a fan-like bottom in sheer fabric that oozed sensual sophistication.
Constructed with an ethereal flow, ‘Klitché’ by Isha Kedia was a versatile wardrobe, which is sure to strike a chord with any urban stylish woman.
Little Shilpa presented a remarkable presentation of nocturnal discourse ‘Vesper Bloom’ at the Jabong Stage, Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. Her over the top headgear and accessories distorted one’s illusion and perspective, which remained true to her one-of-a-kind signature style.
A promo screened aroused the curiosity of the audience regarding the inspiration that the creative designer was about to stun the gathering.
Her stand-out pieces were a melancholy of elements sourced from creepy dark fantasies. Models walked on stage in an abrupt and unusual manner, revealing their looks with the flash of a torch. The silhouettes remained pitch black and were in sync with the accessories that underwent a transformation.
The models were adorned in headgear, neckpieces and brooches that were transformed from a creative amalgamation of black lace, feathers, animal’s hair, fringes, layers of net and foliage.
Oversized eye masks, an interpretation of the oxygen mask and big lips were also a highlight that was unconventional. The makeup was somewhat neutral with a dust of red glitter on the eyes and pale pink lips.
Little Shilpa’s “Vesper Bloom” made an unforgettable impact on the audience, which will win her even more admirers during the coming season and globally.
Ami Grewal, under her label Raven + Rose presented a glamorous and edgy collection titled ‘On the Rocks’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. Inspired by nature as well as the rush of city life, the designer showcased silhouettes, which were feminine yet subtly, structured and comprised short dresses, gowns, kaftans and cover ups.
Luxurious fabrics like jersey and silk chiffons were tailored to perfection to complement and contour the body, embellished with large motifs, feathers, beads and sequins to give off a sophisticated tribal feel. Keeping the colour palette fresh, bold hues of green, black, pink, orange, yellow, and peach gave the collection a funky-chic touch while tones of beige and cream worked to add a charming vintage appeal. To show the versatility of the collection, a gorgeous two-way black dress with a large opulent peacock feather embellished in sequins graced the ramp.
Fabulous and fun, ‘On the Rocks’ by Ami Grewal for her label Raven + Rose was for any independent connoisseur of style, who likes to bring out her inner rock-chic.
Junelia Aguiar Chandler showcased an alluring and vivacious collection titled ‘Constructed’ for her debut at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.
For this versatile collection which aimed at being perfect for any occasion – from Red Carpet to high tea, trendy office wear to swanky nightclub; the designer used signature, classic shades such as dusky grey, smoky white, bold black, plum, and also incorporated softer tones such as salmon pink, mint blue, metallic gold and red. The silhouettes stuck to the clean cut appeal of the collection and comprised dresses, trousers, coats, tops, skirts, gowns and jumpsuits.
Keeping in mind the opulent tone of the collection, fabrics such as lace, crepe, kupro, satin, silk taffeta, Dupion silk, silk organza, textured Lycra, tulle and quilted silk were gorgeously embellished with 3D organza beads, Swarovski crystals, pearls and glass bead embroidery. The showstopper was none other than model/actress Diana Penty, who stepped onto the ramp in a fairytale inspired black and white off-shoulder gown with crystal work at the waist.
Decadent and delicious ‘Constructed’ by Junelia Aguiar Chandler will leave fashion taste buds asking for more.