Thursday, 13 March 2014

Saree Makeover at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Indian fashion weeks are incomplete without the trace of 'Indian Tadka' init! Which is why, most of our desi designers make sure that they keep on experimenting with that 6 yard stretch.

Examining Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014's recently commenced shows, I was quiet amused by the makeover these ethnic Sarees have got.
 Let's take a look (and get inspired) as to how one can absolutely indulge in some desi way of wearing n stylin the 6 yards drape!

Inspiration : "Indian Miniatures" - Inspired by the paintings from 16-19th centuries; depicting potraits, court scenes, flora and fauna.
Makeover : Digital Prints like Haridas & Akbar | Flat collar cholis | Halter peplum blouses
Colors : Brown | Sun Yellow | Emerald | Orange

Inspiration : "Ludo and Ladders" - Inspired by the childhood games of Ludo as well as Snakes and Ladders
Makeover : Long Sleeved Jersey Cholis | Fluid Kurtas | Belted Waist | Wrap Around Palla
Colors : Red | Blue | Green | Yellow

Inspiration : Sportswear - breezy fresh energetic young upscale look.
Makeover : Color blocked Sarees | Jersey blouses | Giant numerical motifs
Colors : Bright Yellow | Red | Black | Silk Beige

Inspiration : Tribute to the Indian women achievers. Celebrating Mandira Bedi's trade mark sarees.
Makeover : Dual tones | Sensual Cholis | Minimalism | Fun to wear Sarees
Colors : Series of solid colors to match the rising mercury

Inspiration : "Lady Sahara" - A homage to Marrakech and the beauty of Islamic culture.
Makeover : Moroccan Filigree work | Salmon 'kora' prints | Raised Hem | Cut-out Shoulders | Elbow length sleeves | Print on Print
Colors : Sand | Grey | Rose | Cerulean blue

Inspiration : "Quirk-e-Sultanant" taking forward the *quirkiness* the inspiration has been driven from Mughal influence in India
Makeover : Chanderi work | Quirky Prints | Neon | Matha Patti | Bandh Gala
Colors : Ink Blue | Saffron Orange | Sky Blue | Voilet

Inspiration : Shibori - Inspired from the subtle transition of the undercurrents of the inner tectonic shifts appearing as light ripples on the surface.
Makeover : Mother-of-pearl embellishments | Shibori Pallav | Stretch Satin Blouse | Graphite Crepe Saree | Snap Button Decor
Colors : Cream | Grey Orange | Salmon Orange

Inspiration : "Beehive Yourself" - Taking inspiration from the hexagonal shape of beehive.
Makeover : Bee print | Midriff revealing blouse | Two-tone Saree | Black net and Dusty Pink Mesh | Floral Motifs | Ornate Raglan Sleeves
Colors : Salmon Pink | White Organza | Dusty Pink | Black

Inspiration : "Vintage Sewing Box" inspired from Sougat's grandmother's sewing box like buttons, hooks, threads and needles.
Makeover : Beaded Tassles | Compactly swirled pallav | Color Block | Dramatic Pleating
Colors : Cerise | Red | Bronze | Bluish Emerald

Inspiration : "Rebirth in Kaliyug" focused on blending Avant Garde with international classic style elements for a charming global appeal.
Makeover : Jacket blouse | Sheer fabric | floral Fabric Accents | Leather Trimmings
Colors : Pearl White | Rich Gold | Smoky Black | Dusky Grey

Inspiration : "Le Kurta Nouveau" celebrating summer resort amidst the freshness and stylish comfort for the season.
Makeover : Dhoti Sari | Kasab Version Filigree | Lame cutwork gilet | Handloom Sarees | Jamavaar | Bidri Work | Chikan Work
Colors : Ombre Orange | Sombre Black | Ivory | Beige

Stay tuned, as I bring to you some more madness, all the way from
Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014


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  4. Every women look beautiful in saree. It is traditional and ethnic wear in India. Now a days saree are available in many type of pattern and design.
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