Mumbai, 2nd February 2018: IMG Reliance and Lakmé Fashion Week have always been in the forefront for setting trends and have pioneered several new initiatives like The Sustainable Fashion Day and Studio shows.
At Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018, the latest IMG Reliance and Lakmé Fashion Week initiative was “The Showroom Edit”, which was displayed at The Showroom. 25 labels that participated with stalls in The Showroom displayed one garment to a very appreciative and thrilled audience.
Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President, and Fashion Head, IMG Reliance revealed,
It is the first time we are hosting a fashion sequence at the Showroom to showcase the collections of the designers that are exclusively showcasing for buyers only. This is another step towards enhancing the business of fashion at Lakmé Fashion Week.
The Showroom venue was packed to capacity as the fast-paced show by 25 designers started to the beat of throbbing music. The variety of clothes covered a cross-section of styles, designs, detailing and embellishments that will set the trend for the coming season. From cute, summer dresses in vibrant colours to comfortable semi-formal clothes and then went on to some gorgeous formal and couture Indian/Western creations. The show offered a wide spectrum of ensembles to suit every mood and occasion.
The design labels that displayed their creations were:
Ekadi | EKADI
Chanderi silk sari with a black tusssar blouse enveloped in colorful Aari embroidery worn under a Khadi and mulmul gold block printed jacket.
MYRA | MYRA by Anju Narain
A green and white shaded satin organza sari with a matching blouse covered in beautiful hand-woven mukeish and chikan work.
I am Design | I AM DESIGN
Black, organza skirt with detailing inside the pleats paired with a salmon pink, linen top embellished with sheer embossed flowers.
Kansya | KANSYA
Never before seen American Art Deco-inspired gold plated jewellery in geometric patterns and an onyx with a matte finish.
Gold polished shoulder harness jewelry inspired by armor to bring out the fighter in all women.
Mahima Mahajan | MAHIMA MAHAJAN
The always graceful Bollywood and TV star Surveen Chawla wore a dramatic olive-mustard, ruffled dupatta over a harnessed back blouse with cold-shouldered sleeves covered in a whimsical botanical print.
OSAA | OSAA by Adarsh
Big Boss’ very own Hina Khan graced the runway in a mesmerizing hand-spun tissue lehenga appliquéd with zardosi and French knots with an open geometric, intricately embroidered jacket and a plum bodice.
Petticoat Lane | Petticoat Lane E.1 by Divya
Botanical prints inspired trendy, embroidered, kalidar jacket held together with eclectic buttons anchored by tassels and worn over a Chanderi and organza skirt covered in a black and white floral print.
Pooja Shroff | Pooja Shroff
The exceptionally beautiful Nimrat Kaur of “Lunchbox” fame graced the ramp in a tie-up blouse, tiered skirt and silk net dupatta embellished with zardosi sequins, which were highlighted by handset pleats and digitally printed tassels.
Rishi and Soujit | RISHI & SOUJIT
Sagarika Ghatge of “Chak De India” fame, stood out in a red, white and navy hand woven Khadi with cotton thread work done by hand.
Shuchi VC | SHUCHI VC
Box pleated pants strayed from tradition when they were teamed with a funky, colourful bustier and a hand block printed, hand woven cape with bold, blue stripes and orange piping.
AAHARYA | Rhea Hirani
Temple jewellery earrings, bracelets and Maang Tikka reinvented. Made of Kemp stones, set in silver and 24k gold leafing.
Varnika Arora | VARNIKA ARORA
The timeless beauty Patralekha Mishra Paul stole hearts in geometric pink quartz and white mother of pearl earrings with a matching necklace.
ANEEKHA | ANEEKHA by Anika Churiwala
A white, crinkled satin, asymmetrical, hand embroidered garment inspired by spring.
SOUTACHE | SOUTACHE
A detailed, floral, cotton and linen sari and blouse with a pop of gingham checks.
toramally | tormally
Slender man inspired black suit and red tie, hand painted peony flowers on Italian leather with fiddle waist and a Toe plate.
Purvi Kabra | PURVI KABRA
An all-woven mustard yellow bias cut kurta with stripe detailing worn over a peachy, pink, pleated skirt.
Mrunalini Rao | Mrunalini Rao
A tulle peachy, pink, tiered lehenga and a braided back bustier covered in dazzling gold zardosi sequins.
Sonia Tara | Sonia Dawar
An ethereal, tea length, white organza dress hand embroidered all over with shades of light blue and sequin stripes at the hemline.
Nallamz by Archana | Nallamz
A breathable, handloom Chanderi net blouse boasted zardosi sequins detailing. An aqua blue and peach ombré skirt, accompanied by a netted dupatta, which had a scalloped edge embossed with pearls.
BRIJ | BRIJ
A taupe, cotton jacquard palazzo and poncho draped over a tunic contrasted by colourful embroidery highlighted by shimmering sequins.
Priyanka Raajiv | Priyanka Raajiv
Traditional, bridal, kalidar silk Chanderi lehenga made with zardosi bead work on the dupatta.
A Humming way | A Humming Way
Straight out of an enchanted Khadi forest, with a pleated organza back and free flowing symmetrical skirt.
Oh Layla | Oh Layla by Ritu Kumar
A dynamic beige, white, black and yellow Maheshwari cotton silk dress with handmade crotchet lace and hand-woven textile borders.
AD Singh | AD Singh
A bejeweled dark blue French georgette dress with shimmering Swarovski crystals cascading down the front.