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 1, Part 2, let us look at the best picks from Day 1!!
Anushka Khanna Fall 2012 Collection ‘Floral Fragments’
Anushka Khanna’s collection was all about infusing art with clothing. Taking inspiration from mosaic work her collection titled, ‘Floral Fragments’ was a blend of Victorian romanticism with the rigidity and classical structure of this Renaissance art.
Using fabrics such as silks, georgettes and crepes, the designer kept her silhouettes free flowing and feminine, with a surreal appeal.
For embellishments, coloured thread and sequins were played with, to help accentuate the frames, giving them an almost other-worldly edge. Transposing from modern to ethnic, this collection also included saris as well as flared skirts which displayed both mosaic prints as well as patterned beadwork.
Modern, fun and feminine this range is for the young diva who likes to be in the spotlight.
Felix Bendish Fall 2012 Collection “Flow”
Felix Bendish, an accessory designer dazzled the audience with his collection titled ‘Flow’. The line comprised brooches, necklaces, hair accessories, cuffs as well as clutches, showcasing everything a fashionista could possibly dream of.
Using Swarovski crystals as well as large juicy gemstones, Felix played with designs which ranged from abstract to symmetry, to large statement pieces which seemed to break effortlessly into flowing designs.
The colour palette of this range included an intriguing mix – from neon bold colours such as orange and pink to more subdued, ethereal midnight blues.
Experimental yet timeless, a perfect blend of the two, this collection is a must have for any blue-blooded diva.
Izi Atelier Fall 2012 Collection ‘The Midas Touch’
Back for her third season, Isabelle Mittal’s label, Izi Atelier is back with a bang and showed a new collection aptly named ‘The Midas Touch’. The Greek designer took a different route, focusing on keeping her Indian infused Greek draping styles subdued, with more attention on fine detailing such as embellishments and prints.
Using rich ethereal fabrics such as velvets, organic cottons and georgettes, the designs revealed a jewel toned colour palette fit for royalty.
The show presented an array of pieces ranging from flirty 40’s inspired dresses, to feminine sexy gowns, sleek pants, flared tops in shades such as deep purple, ivy green, mustard, black and cherry red. The pieces sported gold streak graphic prints, coloured collars as well as bejewelled accents.
The epitome of elegance and poise, this collection was worth its weight in gold.
Ritu Beri in association with Volvo Cars Fall 2012 Collection
“Icons of Luxury”
Just like the iconic Volvo car, the brand presented the beautiful “Icons of Luxury” collection from Ritu Beri inspired by the glamorous beauties of the ‘50s at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.
Recreating the era of Marilyn Monroe, Ritu’s collection was dedicated to the women of today who live a jet age lifestyle. Working around a soft colour story of cream with hints of red, pink, blue, turquoise and yellow, Ritu added popular weaves like pure cotton and lace which were lavishly embellished with exquisite embroidery.
The show opened with stunning super model, Jesse Randhawa in a Parisian gown extravagantly embellished with flowers and lace and long layered cuffs.
Ritu’s collection featured the dazzling “Blu Jacket” a hallmark of art and luxury, craftily interweaving Volvo Cars’ Scandinavian sophistication and design diva, Ritu Beri’s uber-chic craftwork. She has created the jacket for the final winners from India, to play at the World Final Volvo World Golf Challenge 2012.
The silhouettes by Ritu Beri presented by Volvo Cars for the “Icons of Luxury” were elegance personified, offering a very stylish and dramatic option to the modern Indian dresser who aims to make her personal style statement for all occasions.
Pallavi Jaikishan Presented by Sajala Luxury Villas Fall 2012 Collection
Celebrating four decades of her success in the business of fashion, Sajala Luxury Villas presented the sensational collection from fashion doyen, Pallavi Jaikishan, which closed Day One at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. Divided into four segments the dazzling creations for bridal and festive wear ranged from saris to kurtas, jackets, lehengas and anarkalis.
With a stage covered in gorgeous fresh flowers, greenery and the melodious strains of The Strings Quartet playing old classical jazz; the show was a vision of beauty and ultimate craftsmanship.
SAJALA – Clouds with a Golden Lining
Pastels ruled the colour palette as real zari weaves twinkled under the arc lights for Upada saris and Kota versions of the same. Keeping the colours soft as a blushing bride, Pallavi chose cream, blush and tinges of cognac and delicate aqua all dappled with burnished gold. The lehengas, saris and jackets created from light as air fabrics, almost floated down the catwalk. Fully encrusted with twinkling zari and heavy borders, the saris and lehengas were teamed with beautifully crafted and embellished cholis.
MANDARA – the mythical tree
For this segment Pallavi used sap green tulle inspired by Mandara the mythical tree and added silver for the floral fantasy she created with embroidery of leaves, pink and coral roses that cascaded down her specially styled lehenga/saris, anarkalis and ghagras. The embroidered bodices of the kurtas, the 3D embellishments on net and the cholis with sexy tie-ups left the audience spell bound.
ELAVIA – a thing of beauty and Grace (Persian)
Here was an offering of the most gorgeous saris that glittered with ornate embroidery drenched in shades of pink, sensational red and vermillion for the resham floral embroidery, which is the hall mark of Pallavi and coveted by her admirers. Splashes of orange blossoms and silver blended seamlessly for the saris and the myriad permutations and combinations of the embroidery were totally mindboggling.
AYIANA –the eternal bloom
The final section was an ode to the bride as regal lehengas shimmered down the ramp in quick succession featuring the beauteous embellishments only Pallavi can create. Heavily encrusted lehengas with rosettes, dupattas edged with gold lace, velvet cholis and bouquets of flowers were amazing in their beauty and intricacy.
The delicate gold lacy hair ornaments were the perfect complement for the gorgeous bridal creations. The finale gold lehenga with a velvet cholis is something that can be created only once in a life time.
To a standing ovation from the adoring audience, Pallavi Jaikishan’s superbly crafted bridal wear presented by Sajala Luxury Villa was what every bride has always desired and dreamt of for her special day.
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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