This time around, Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 had the best line-up of designers on the first day of the #5daysOfFashion. It is commendable how the attention now is more on wearable outfits on the runway and is devoid of high-end sartorial drama. There wasn’t the usual hoopla of Bollywood’s glam, and the focus has subtly shifted from the glam squad to clothes and the designers. There were a plethora of trends this time around to take cues from. And that’s what we’ll be decoding in this particular segment of ours. Here’s a list of the top 8 lessons we’ve learnt from Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017. Read on…
Cape it up this festive season — Masaba
Masaba’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection gives the new-age bride yet another sartorial experiment to try. Looking to amp up that lehenga? Forget the cold-shoulder or off-the-shoulder tops. Instead, opt for a bow-tie top with your voluminous skirt. Think you’re showing just a tad too must skin? Well, just layer the look with a cape that’s got a riot of colours on it.
Mix checks and sequins — 431-88 Shweta Kapur
Did someone say don’t wear sequins in the day? Well, with this stunning creation by Shweta Kapur, here’s a cue on how sequins are not just for the night. Team up a V-neck sequinned top with a pair of checked billowy trousers (in a fabric without a glazed finish unlike this one) for a chic day look.
Go all-out girly in style — Ritu Kumar
The lesson we’ve learned from Ritu Kumar’s show — do not go subtle when it comes to adding girly elements in your ensemble. We love how here the model sports a top with scallops throughout the sleeve length along with a tiered tulle skirt. Work solid colours than going for prints to get a clean look.
Be cheery with that bright yellow — The Meraki Project
If there’s one colour that’s seen the light of day for the past two fashion seasons, and will now be a favourite both this year and the next, it’s cheery yellow. Yes, go all out with that burst of colour by wearing a bright yellow knee-length dress. We love the tied sleeve detailing in this The Meraki Project outfit; it’s something you can do it yourself for that slight alteration in your look.
Pyjamas, not just for lounging — Rara Avis By Sonal Verma
Yes! Boudoir dressing just extended its sartorial life, and it’s going nowhere. Work those pyjamas during the day by layering it up with a structured long jacket. We assure you that loungewear at work will soon be the next big thing.
Try a boxy crop top with your sari — Nakita Singh
Saris have got to be the chicest outfits in our closet, and we know you’ll agree. If fusion wear is what you like opting for, we suggest you look your best by ditching that regular blouse. Instead, drape your sari over a boxy crop top.
Work both horizontal and vertical stripes together — Saakshi & Kinni
Balance the volume of the stripes if you want to add both horizontal and vertical stripes in one outfit. Here, while the inner shirt has easy thin stripes, the layered piece has bolder stripes. This ensures that both look distinct and don’t clash.
Wear your sari with a sheer top — Sanjay Garg
While layering with sheer dresses is the easy way to work the trend, Sanjay Garg’s creations are proof that sheer can be worked as blouses without it looking risqué. Sport a sheer white blouse under a white sari, and it’s a given you’ll stand out.