It seems that this year is indeed “Festive” as not only were Summer Fashion Trends full of colors, but LFW Winter 2012 is also seeing a lot of colors.
Well so here I am presenting to you “ LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES“”
I will bring to you the top picks from the collections shown on each day of the LFW Fall 2012.
In the order of their appearance on Day 3, Part 2, let us look at the best picks from Day 3!!
Meera and Rohit Aggarwal Fall 2012 Collection “Rivaayat”
Inspired by Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal, this collection by Meera and Rohit Aggarwal for their label Rivaayat aimed to be a mirror image of the blue blooded lady who was known throughout the land for her exquisite beauty.
The creations focused more on Indian traditional wear, adding a modern touch to turn up the ‘oomph’ factor with low cut backs and tie ups, which graced saris and cholis. Exaggerated feminine forms made for free flowing silhouettes and skirts, which seemed to flirt with one’s ankles.
With a colour palette comprising royal reds, black, gold and other festive colours, the garments shone through in intriguing fabrics such as silks and nets amidst other woven materials.
To add a refreshing jolt to the collection, Meera and Rohit also injected shots of bold colours such as grey and mustard which were embellished royally with sequins, bead work and rich embroidery.
With a concept of old art revival coupled with regal emphasis, this collection by Meera and Rohit Aggarwal will surely leave anyone in awe.
Makeup and styles by Lakmé Salon Experts was traditional-chic with long dramatic pleated hair and bold bindis.
Deepika Govind Fall 2012 Collection “Pop Patola”
Paying a tribute to the Patola from Patan, Deepika Govind’s collection titled “Pop Patola” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 was a celebration of Gujarat’s popular textile.
Combining single and double ikats with silks and satins, Deepika worked with a wide range of colours that ranged from shades of yellow, orange, magenta, aqua, violet and added stunning red to complete the story.
The silhouettes were western as the petal, bubble and balloon shapes made an appearance. Drapes were the highlight for dresses, layered skirts, peplum blouses, curved hem dresses, dhoti trousers, high waist wide trousers, diaphanous tunics and of course the saris.
There was a hint of contradictions at times in the colours and fabrics but the ethnic weaves and western silhouettes came together seamlessly in perfect harmony.
It was a celebration of the beautiful Patola pattern, when Deepika Govind’s “Pop Patola” collection made a great fashion statement and showcased extraordinary textile techniques.
Khushboo Agarwal and Prem Kumar Fall 2012 Collection
Khushboo Agarwal and Prem Kumar presented a fiery show with their new collection aptly christened ‘Dark Romance’ under their label Khem.
Blending in French Baroque influences along with the concept of ‘The Tree of Life’ this range blended in both careful constructions with softer touches for a collection that’s simply mesmerising. Feminine, soft fabrics such as georgettes, crepes as well as silk cottons helped link Indian traditional fabrics with a cosmopolitan touch.
A piece that stood out from the collection was a ravishing blue-green dual toned shimmering number, which was accentuated by a bolero jacket.
Complementing this range perfectly the Lakmé makeup experts kept the models’ looks fresh with long eyelashes for a youthful, mysterious appeal and upswept hair styles.
A dance in the dark, a beauty to behold this range by Khushboo Agarwal and Prem Kumar is sure appeal to the fastidious buyer’s inner desires.
It was a perfect fusion collection, which recreated the looks of past eras from Payal Kapoor that will appeal to the global buyers who are looking for an Indo-West touch in women’s wear.
Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty Fall 2012 Collection
“When the Lines Move”
Huemn, as a brand by Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty has always strived to top itself at each fashion week.
The designers went back in time and took a page out of their previous collection only to come back with an electrifying new range titled ‘When the Lines Move’. Known for their strong structured silhouettes, this collection forayed into the experimental by displaying constructed designs, which managed to still appear fluid and flowing.
Using fabrics such as leather, felt and crepe, the designs made their way onto the runway in a muted colour palette comprising nudes, browns along with pale pastel shades of green and blue. With the concept being ‘structure caught in between flow’ the pieces were further built on by using sheer fabrics, adding a feminine touch to structured tops; while strategically placed cut outs as well as shoulder slits added a subtle funky edge.
Keeping the embellishments at a minimum with only soft embroidery work, the range took a unique twist, which was simply decadent.
To add to the feel of this collection, Lakmé salon experts worked with streaked lips and cat eye makeup, along with a stylish upswept look for the hair.
Gorgeous and well defined, the stunning collection by Pravnav Mishra and Shyma Shetty will leave the global women wanting more.
Krishna Mehta Fall 2012 Collection “Encore”
Krishna Mehta’s stunning collection called “Encore” had large doses of expert craftsmanship, arts, and textiles at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 and was a breathtaking study of extreme visual celebration.
Specially hand woven fabrics, were cleverly textured with dyeing or Shibori and stitching details. At the same time, Krishna kept the silhouettes simple, lean and elegant and allowed them to dazzle with exquisite embellishments.
Shades of the softest feminine colours like peach, ecru and salmon with touches of purple, red, black and royal blue added to the beauty of the garments.
Fabrics that created magic on the ramp were Kota doria, Chanderi, georgette, tulle, velvet, lace, brocade and even cotton, which were all turned into splendid festive and bridal creations.
With a collection so splendid, Krishna Mehta’s “Encore” at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 season will take many curtain calls on the global fashion stage.
Anita Dongre Fall 2012 Collection “Urban Goddess”
It was glamour at its elegant best when Anita Dongre presented her collection called “Urban Goddess” to end the Indian Textile Day celebrations at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. Blending the traditional with the contemporary, Anita’s fashion story was aimed at the jet setting Indian women.
Bringing together the gorgeous weaves of Benares and combining them with the intricacy of ikat from Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of raw and Mushru silk, the result was a colourful mélange of silhouettes. From elegant cigarette pants, classy jackets, to trendy dresses and flouncy blouses, the look was ideal for easy comfortable wear. Adding to the beauty of the garments were the colourful vegetable dyed block prints from Bhuj, which gave the collection a perfect timeless touch.
Men’s wear was restricted to grey ombré or maroon jackets, double breasted bundgala and single breasted Jodhpuri coats.
Ending the show was Preeti Desai, Miss Great Britain 2006 and star of the Bollywood film “Shor in the City” in a regal white and gold gotta embroidered bridal lehenga, choli, dupatta and wearing the most exquisite heavy pearl jewellery.
For women who desire a mix of Indian weaves and prints with western sartorial elegance, Anita Dongre’s collection for Winter/Festive 2012 will turn the wearer into an “Urban Goddess” with all the right options.
What do you have to say about the collection? Which one is your favorite? ^_^
Catch out the Part 1 HERE
Catch out the whole LFW Winter Series HERE
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