Trend Alert: LFW Winter/Festive 2016

The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 edition closed curtains yesterday and we saw several top designers from the country showcase their collections. And like every fashion week, this too was a star-studded event, with celebrities like Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Malaika Arora Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez turning showstoppers. From Manish Malhotra’s stunning opening show, Sabyasachi’s enthralling finale with Kareena Kapoor and its first ever plus size fashion show, this was, without a doubt, one of the most exciting fashion weeks.  And with every fashion week arrives a long list of new trends for the season.  
Scroll below for a quick read of the trend alerts that your favorite designers showcased at fashion week and stay on top of the season’s top fashion trends.

More is better
One thing we saw in abundance at fashion week was layers. With layers of comfortable clothing from scarves, blazers and samurai-style robes, the trick is about getting the combination right. Take a cue from the collections of designers like Priyadarshini Rao and Chirag Nainani on how to layer like a pro because this trend is here to stay!

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Anti-fit is the new sexy
It is time to wave your slim-fit jeans and bodycon dresses goodbye because oversized clothing is the new chic. From dhoti pants to flared kurtas and tops, we saw an abundance of anti-fit elements in almost every designer’s collection. Baggy ensembles from oversized shirts in fluid and androgynous designs coupled with organic fabrics were the highlights at the 2016 Winter/Festive fashion week.

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Organic fabrics ruled
From handwoven saris to khadi and jute ensembles, earthy tones, pastel hues and tie-dye in Indian textiles were the heroes at the Winter/Festive edition. Giving traditional Indian weaves a new twist with metallic yarn, designer Hemant Agrawal’s collection definitely proves that metallic hues never get old. 

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Monochrome never went out of style
Designers Ashish N Soni shone light on one the most classic and evergreen trends – monochrome. While Ashish N Soni’s Volomatic collection had bold and modern designers, a few other designers had more intricate and anti-fit designs in wool, cotton and crepe.

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Cut-out shoulders
One of the biggest trends of the season is off-shoulder tops. From the celebrities to the runway, this trend has been everywhere and continued at fashion week too. One look at the collections of designers Ritu Kumar and Siddhartha Bansal proves that the cut-out shoulder tops and dress trend prevails and is going absolutely nowhere.

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