AW’12 : LFW Winter/Festive 2012 “SERIES” Day – 4 [Part 1]

August 7, 2012
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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 4, Part 1, let us look at the best picks from Day 4!!

Outhouse by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal Fall 2012 Collection “Leone d’oro”

The look was impressive, edgy and very strong for the dramatic jewellery called “Leone d’oro” presented by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. Inspired by the Golden Lion, the collection had a marked African touch as the king of the jungle’s face appeared on imposing pendants.

Chic and elegant, the inspirations further moved for the dazzling ornaments from Art Deco architecture to lion sculptures, leopard prints and geometrics. It was Luxe styling at its ultimate best, as the designing duo played with body ornaments with different types of leather.

Spiked necklace with large rear pendants and cascading chains, lapel necklace and cuffs, tasselled pendants and necklace with the Peter Pan collar shape had coloured stones. Fringes on flat collars took to centre stage to give that very rustic touch. Totally mesmerizing were the collar cum belts with a long metal placket connecting them and the modern version of the “haat phool” for the hands.

For a dramatic fashion statement the “Leone d’oro” jewellery by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal will definitely cause a sensation around the world.

Nitya Arora Fall 2012 Collection “Nouveau Gypsy”


Creating a dazzling array of jewellery which will appeal to the modern women, Nitya Arora’s “Nouveau Gypsy” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 was a striking offering.


The gold glittered under the ramp lights and the gems sparkled on the beautiful cuffs, necklaces and earrings. The enamel work moved into geometries to create a stunning collection that women will identify with instantly.

Beautiful chokers with mesh pendants and chains, tasseled necklaces, armlets and long multi spiked necklaces were eye catching. Using a bed of different colours of resham and tassels for the metal, precious stones, chains and neck pieces, Nitya revealed a very imaginative streak in her design sensibilities. To add more drama to the collection and recreate the theme, Nitya showed some interesting gold bullet belts, peacock inspired tassel centers for neck pieces and even head bands with stunning large center flowers.

For jewellery that tells a glittering story of the past and present, Nitya Arora’s “Nouveau Gypsy” line was a timeless offering.

Rohan Arora Fall 2012 Collection 
“Item”

Dedicated to the item girl and boy of Bollywood, Rohan Arora’s collection called “Item” at Lakmé Fashion week Winter/Festive 2012 had all the glitz and glamour of the inspiration. With strong colours and designs, the very dazzling footwear was crafted from a variety of eye catching materials like brocade, satin, sheep skin, pure silk and hand woven khadi.

For women, there were wedges with ghungroos and floral embroidery on the uppers as well as multi coloured fabrics to create the mood of the Item girl. Cute embroidered slip-ons also appeared in bright hues and looked very festive as they were edged with beads or bells to create innovative fun footwear.

For men there were comfortable no nonsense styles for moccasins and lace ups with black embroidery on the bright leather which ranged from mauve, blue, beige to mid brown and maroon.


Adding on clever touches of intricate traditional embroidery, Rohan Arora’s shoes were a riot of colour ideal for brides and grooms, as well as casual easy comfort.


Tanya Sharma Fall 2012 Collection 

Bringing in a wonderful fusion story for her collection, Tanya Sharma offered a unique look at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.
With the achkan and tuxedo as inspirations, the designer combined them with men’s street wear and traditional ethnic garments and created a different look for women’s wear. The result was the unique tuxedo sari, the achkan kaftan created from Indian fabrics like silk ikat, net, georgette and classic men’s fabrics all topped with delicate embroidery like chikankari, Kasab and sequin work.
The colours were truly Indian as mustard, regal blue, stunning peach and fluorescents like pink completed the shade card.
Using net as the constant in the garments, Tanya had a black net maxi skirt, which ended with orange and blue broad borders. Beautiful ikat appeared for a scooped hem bolero or a two tone ikat net shrug. Mixing colours and fabrics liberally, there were tiny black capes over georgette kurtas with embroidery. Lehengas in net had multi coloured panels; while the tuxedo’s tails appeared in the front of the garment, with a bright yellow orange trail at the back. Quite quirky were the black jumpsuit with net insets on legs and the grey coat with a long net hem. Finally, it was the sari with multi fabrics, colours and petal blouse that firmly completed the look, which Tanya wanted to, convey to the applauding audience.
Here was a collection that will create magic at any occasion with its unconventional styling by Tanya Sharma.
VEEV Fall 2012 Collection “Second Skin”

Giving the stylish elegant woman a great collection of bags, VEEV presented its latest line of hand bags called “Second Skin” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.
The show styled by ace designer Aki Narula, opened with leggy models lining the ramp with their faces hidden under yards of fabrics and dressed in very simple stark black/grey outfits. Soon, striking models quickly strutted down the ramp showing a kaleidoscope of colours and designs to suit every woman’s tastes and fancies in the choice of bags and clutches.
The great looking collection had a timeless sophisticated quality with its perfect finish. The structured bags and pretty clutches had easy silhouettes that came alive on the ramp with leather and highlighted the natural grains on the skins.
The beautiful attachments like the trims and handles added charm to the bags. Layered appliqués along with clever leather weaving, gave a luxurious touch to the collection. Colours ranged from earthy tones to gentle pastels as well as bright hues and shimmering metallic options.

To complete the look for the festive season, it is VEEV bags that will add that touch of classic sophistication to every ensemble with their “Second Skin” collection.

Bhairavi Jaikishan Fall 2012 Collection “A Wonderful World”

Calling her collection “A Wonderful World”, Bhairavi Jaikishan presented at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012, the intricate techniques, colours and silhouettes created for several decades.

Keeping the focus on cocktail, evening and bridal wear, Bhairavi showed ornate saris and lehengas along with the very unique lehenga-sari, which is her trademark in a crisply edited show.

Rich shades of black, nude, ivory, mustard, emerald, midnight blue, aubergine, shocking pink, red and burgundy scorched the ramp with their beauty.

The silhouettes were traditionally classic; restricted to the favourite options as contrasts appeared for saris and blouses with dramatic eye-catching necklines that almost resembled jewelled neckpieces.

For Indian exotic creations with an ornate appeal, the global woman will love to be a part of Bhairavi Jaikishan’s “Wonderful World”.

Ritika Bharwani Fall 2012 Collection “Midnight Soiree”

Ritika Bharwani’s label, “Ritika” charmed all with her new collection titled ‘Midnight Soiree’.

This collection inspired by contemporary architecture included dresses, separates, jumpsuits and gowns- keeping her line vast and versatile.

In a colour palette which moved from fiery vermillion, electric blue, molten gold among other luxurious tones; the range aimed at being unusual, and at the same time maintaining the effortless natural concept intact.

Keeping with the richness of her designs, Ritika Bharwani made use of fabulous fabrics such as georgettes, nets and jersey as well as shimmer foil for the metallic pieces, while silk taffeta made an appearance occasionally to add a sophisticated touch.

Styled by the Lakmé beauty experts, tousled hair, dark lips and accentuated cheek bones helped add an air of mystery to the collection.

Elevating the glam appeal of her designs, 3D embellishments made their way onto the bodies of the pieces, in geometric and structured patterns. This involved overlapping contrasting sequins, mother of pearl as well as gold metal materials.

Incorporating both structured draping as well as free flowing silhouettes this collection by Ritika Bharwani is one to watch out for, especially if the buyers believe in a little bit of fairy dust.

What do you have to say about the collection? Which one is your favorite? ^_^
Catch out the Part 2 HERE
Catch out the whole LFW Winter Series HERE
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