Here’s how LFW is obsessed with Kareena and why…
A burst of fireworks — that’s what Kareena deserves and that’s exactly what took off on the ramp as she made her entry at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014’s Grand Finale.
As promised last week, we’re back with another fashion week roundup, this time exclusively on Lakmé’s sweetheart, Kareena Kapoor Khan, who brought down the curtain on another successful season of LFW as part of a dazzling affair, held this Sunday.
Before we move on with venting… err, voicing our opinions on the fashion part, let’s take a moment to talk about the splendid runway — an outdoor one on the green lawns — which created the base for the magical finale. Mirrors, candles and giant trees made for a spectacular kaleidoscopic setup for Rajesh Pratap Singh’s fashion extravaganza.
Metallic shades dominated Pratap’s collection along with some pastel hues that balanced the day and night theme. While most of the collection was futuristic and wearable at the same time, it beats us how double-breasted trench coats or even boleros make for summery clothes.
LFW’s resident showstopper took to the ramp with ease, like always. The gown, complete with a front slit, V-neck and low back, looked good on Kareena, but not a makes-us-stop-in-our-tracks kind of good. And again, how exactly does a full-sleeve jacket in a dark metallic shade qualify for an Indian summer collection? It wouldn’t be too hard to believe if Pratap’s winter collection featured sheer shirts and printed shorts *gasp*.
The LFW grand finales have been serving as launchpads for Lakmé’s latest collections. This year, they launched Lakmé Absolute Illusion. Last year, it was Pop Tint with Namrata Joshipura’s neon collection. 2012 saw the launch of Lakmé Absolute Monochrome with Kareena walking the ramp in Kallol Datta and Pankaj & Nidhi’s monochrome ensembles.
See how fierce she looks every single time? The Kapoor lady has changed LFW ever since she became the face of Lakmé. Every season, we look forward to her finale looks (however show-stopping or not) and while the designers might disappoint, Kareena definitely doesn’t. Here’s wishing for more surprises in the seasons to come, and just to make it clear to LFW designers, by surprises, we mean the pleasant kind. And to Bebo — just be your stylish, confident self and we’ll keep stalking your looks as always.
By Apoorva Singh