Mumbai: Karishma Shahani Khan Gave new Prespectives to Fashion at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016
Inspired by the aerial views of landscapes, Karishma Shahani Khan's label 'Ka-Sha' unveiled the 'Navya' collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016.
Drawing motifs from her surroundings; Karishma was inspired by geometric yet organic natural objects for her patterns that gave texture to her creations. Selecting striking bold primary and secondary shades like tangerine, indigo, mustard, berry, purple, ash, black and Indian red, Karishma remained true to her layered soft silhouettes and had delicate embroidery to enhance them.
The fabric manipulation was intricate; while the detailing played a major role in highlighting the beauty of the ensembles. Patchwork appliques, quilting and clamp dye techniques worked wonders for the collection. The choice of fabrics remained pure as handloom cotton, silk and linen formed the basis of the garments.
Highlights of the show were the multi layered garments each topped with tasselled scarves that are a specialty of Karishma. The tasselled sari with a cape, the origami blouse, soft coat with a tantalising pleated half, the skirt with kurta and the fringed coat over quilted dress brought a touch of freshness to the collection. The blazer played an important role in bold colours and prints but teamed with saris, or kurtas and dresses.
Bringing large doses of contemporary styling that spoke of Boho chic at times, Karishma Shahani Khan ensured that her collection 'Navya' for the 'Ka-Sha' label offered some new and exciting concepts in fashion for the coming season.
Myoho Fragrant Line Leet a Fashionable Trail at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016
Revealing a romantic, nostalgic journey of the 1920's fashion, 'Myoho' by Kiran and Meghna presented 'Sandalwood' a collection that left its fashionable fragrance on the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016. Going retro with influences of 'The Raj' when flapper looks and Victorian Chic were prevalent in India, the label brought desi sophistication to centre stage.
Creating a melody of styles with handloom weaves and imported chiffon, the collection offered a unique design story. Saris looked great with sexy shirts and oversized circular ruffles, pleated edgings and loads of tiers brought the feminine flavour to the forefront. Using hand woven Moonga silk, Tussar and tissue Jamavar, the colours were sepia tones inspired by the ageing snapshots of the past.
Romance was the key work of the collection with strappy gowns, tiered skirts with sheer covers, printed ruffled long tunics, saris with asymmetric peplum covers and pleated dresses that looked stylish with long coats. Shocking pink was a vibrant addition on the colour card as flared tops with kurtas, long lean tube, a gold shot silk sari with kurta and the drop waist tiered gown brought formal wear to the front line.
Finally the dark brown hues were seen for layered frilled sleeves for an eye-catching ensemble, while kurtas sported tiered trails that gave a regal look to the simple garment. The final panelled ruffled gown was a perfect end to a collection with feminine retro touches that will delight the trend setter.
The look was elaborate, easy and utterly feminine as the 'Sandalwood' collection by Myoho left its mesmerising scent on the ramp.
Ujjawal Dubey's Antar-Agni Label Presented an Energetic Festive Collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016
Simplicity and innovative construction has been the hallmark of Ujjawal Dubey's 'Antar-Agni' label that has given men's and women's wear fashion experiments. For Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 Ujjawal worked around an all-black story and construction techniques that were ideal for the coming season.
Showcasing a wave of new energy in the garments, Ujjawal pushed his creative limits for the festive season and went in for excess and quite a few elements. Displaying men's and women's wear, the fabric choice was a specially hand woven variety of Khadi and cotton but the innovation was with the inclusion of metal in the weaves. The silhouettes as always were sharp and edgy with some drapes and stylish asymmetry as well as layers that were used in a very imaginative manner.
There was nothing predictable about the garments as Ujjawal brought in some factors of surprise and style for each entry.
Men's wear consisted of sherwanis with deep necklines, long lapel coats over asymmetric kurtas, double breasted sherwanis with 'V' neck, mandarin collar Jodhpuri jackets, low crotch pants and a high neck layered kurta that will give an innovative look to the wardrobe.
Women's wear was stark but comfortable. A sleek long skirt was worn with a cropped top, bias shift was streaked with asymmetric lines; while the flared poncho inspired top and the one sleeve midi made great style statements.
When it comes to fashion for the New Age man and woman that can make a show stopping entry at any event, then Ujjawal Dubey's label 'Antar Agni' offers the perfect options.