India hasn’t been one to shy away from the fashion scenario. On the contrary, Indian nuances, right from the customary kohl to the common bindi, have been making a mark on the global fashion map. While fashion is about new and updated trends, it is also about redefining discipline to accommodate beauty in every man and woman while keeping their quirks in mind. The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 has done just this. Here are a few highlights that truly stole the show.
1. Being a mother is being beautiful
The Winter/Festive season of LFW 2016 made history as all eyes were drawn towards Sabyasachi’s choice of showstopper. An expecting Kareena Kapoor walked the ramp beaming with maternal glow and a precious baby bump. Needless to say, she looked stunning in the exquisite grey lehenga with a heavily-embroidered kurta pattern. (Image Credits: www.samloves.com)
2. The bigger, the better.
It’s not just that size zero is out the window. Rather, it’s being replaced by plus sizes. Brand ‘aLL’ displayed a high-street range with plus-sized models who walked the ramp showing that both beauty and fashion are skin deep. The collection was curated and styled by India’s leading milliner, Little Shilpa. Image Credits: (www.vogue.in)
3. Why should girls have all the fun?
Whoever thought that well-fitted clothes and make-up were a women’s trait couldn’t be more mistaken. Gaurav Khanijo, Lakme Fashion Week’s Gen-Next designer, presented his collection – Morpheus, which consists aesthetically-cut silhouettes with engineered embroidery techniques. It’s no surprise if we spot more ‘man-buns’, beards, and an urban-chic style trending with the men-folk hereafter. (Image Credits: www.virtuefy.com)
4. The right shade
The latest makeup trends from the ramp were fresh, young and largely minimal. LFW Makeup Expert, Donald Simrock chose earthy shades across the cheeks followed by highlighting the eyes with bronze and metallic hues. We also spotted dark and smoky winged eyes, hair-dos that ranged from being simple to a messy tease, and reverse lip-pigment shades of golden. (Image Credits: www.weddingsutra.com)
5. No Bar
Lakme Fashion Week discarded stereotypes well before the Winter/Festive week 2016. The National Handloom Day on August 7th was celebrated with photoshoots of leading transgender classical dancers dressed in labels such as Raw Mango by Sanjay Garg, and Anavila and Anuradha Pegu. The collection highlighted the importance of sustainable fashion, but beyond that it also efficiently stated that fashion can have no bar, not even based on genders. (Image Credits: www.indianexpress.com)
Simply put, there is no right or wrong in fashion. It’s what makes you feel better, inside-out.
Now repeat after Coco Chanel
“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion!”