It has been 18 years since its inception, and even now, LFW a.k.a Lakme Fashion Week is one of the most awaited fashion weeks in the nation. It not only displays unconventional fashion but also provides a platform to new and talented designers to showcase their collections at one of the most noteworthy fashion events. This year, LFW Summer/Resort 2017 is all set to take place from 1st February – 5th February at JioGarden, BKC, Mumbai. The change of venue to a much larger location is to provide the designers with a wider canvas and the organizers promise to deliver something bigger and better than the rest of the seasons.
The Opening Show:
The opening act was held on the 20th of January on-board an international cruise ship, Costa neoClassica, with Monisha Jaising’s stellar couture collection. Monisha experimented with shades of black, gold, grey, white, rose-pink and a pop of red, orange and fuchsia. With the backdrop of the grand Arabian Sea, the collection boasted of a series of billowing silhouettes, cocktail sarees and embellished dresses.
The show started with shirtless sailors walking the ramp, which only fuelled the hype of the opening show. The models were given personalised Monisha Jaising robes to dress up, which we really loved. The talking point of the show, which was also the most commendable, was that this was the first time a transgender model, Anjali Lama, walked the ramp of LFW. This proved that the brand has definitely opened its doors and widened its horizons.
The GenNext Designers:
A new batch of GenNext designers have received the opportunity of showcasing their talent on the ramp. The budding labels of Pallavi Singh, Nakita Singh, Soumodeep Dutta, Ishanee Mukherjee & Anirudh Chawla and Resham Karmchandani & Sanya Suri will be presenting their collections on the very first day.
The top-notch designers:
The organizers unveiled the line-up of shows, designers and creative presentations and concepts that prompt creativity and diversity in a digital curtain raiser on its social media portal a few days ago. And the schedule looks exciting.
The first day will see designers like Antar-Agnii and Amit Aggarwal bringing the house down with their delightful and thoughtful work. We will also get to see renowned designers like Anita Dongre, Tarun Tahiliani, Falguni & Shane Peacock and Payal Singhal amongst others in the following days.
Monisha’s muse Sonakshi Sinha closed the opening show in a stunning orange sunset gown with a long, dramatic trail. The actress walked the ramp looking confident and beautiful. Whereas, Anita Dongre, the grand finale designer will be bringing the ‘liquid gold’ theme to life and also redefine the word ‘luxe’ with her couture line. And she opted for none other than the Begum of Bollywood- Kareena Kapoor Khan, to close the show on the finale night. With Bebo walking the ramp for the first time after being a mommy, we can only imagine the anticipation of this day.
Lakme’s Beauty Statement for the Season – Liquid Gold:
After introducing the Gold, Sculpt and Illuminate as trend leading make-up ranges, Lakme is now set to release the next generation of lipsticks enriched with argan oil. Known as a miracle beauty solution all over the world, argan oil a.k.a liquid gold is considered to be almost as valuable as actual, solid gold.
Anita Dongre is excited to inculcate the liquid gold theme to her collection and has brought to life this trend with her collection of silhouettes and designs.
We are sure Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 is going to be one of the best amongst all the seasons and can’t wait to see the talented pool of designers put together their work on the runway. Tell us what you think about this year’s line-up and what you are expecting in the comments below.