TAHWEAVE, NAKITA SINGH AND SOUMODEEP DUTTA OPENED DAY FIVE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2018 WITH THEIR INNOVATIVE FASHION TOUCHES
Fresh, Versatile, Fashion Came To Centre Stage At Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 From Tahweave
The label ‘Tahweave’ by Shweta Tantia and Priyangsu Maji once again unveiled fashion that revealed the magic of colors at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018. The collection called “Unchartered” inspired by the hypnotizing Irish landscapes and the region’s culture evoked the romantic vibes of nature in a stylish manner. Playing with natural, hand-woven fabrics like cotton, cotton/silk, sheer silk organza with wool and the lush Bangalore silk with mercerized cotton, the designers ensured that there was a balanced rhythm in the ensembles. To highlight the delicate beauty of the creations the embellishments were an intricate study of perfect cutwork and Kantha stitches that gave the fabric the interesting detailing touches. Shades of maroon, grey, white and turquoise blue with checks and stripes were the prime pattern that revealed an interesting mix.
The grey trench coat inspired creation, the asymmetric skirts, the drop-waist checked maxi over shift and the bias, pleated, checks/striped dress brought the story of the collection to the forefront. Layering played a major role for the creations, while the coat dress with front and rear overlapping yokes had an interesting silhouette. Asymmetry was important for the collection as it projected a fluid and flowing look to the garments. Closing the show was Kriti Kharbanda, star of the popular comedy ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’ who glided in an intricately woven, softly draped, jumpsuit with a sheer long shrug. When fabrics, crafts and nature’s hues make a glamorous confluence, then the “Unchartered” collection by Shweta Tantiaand Priyangsu Maji for their label ‘Tahweave’ will trace a great fashion journey.
Nakita Singh’s Collection Brought The Beauty Of Nature On The Ramp At Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018
One of the stars of the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 Gen Next Show, Nakita Singh has since then been a regular on the ramp with her stylised creations. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 Nakita’s collection called “Wilderness” had a look that was inspired by the glorious prospect of travel along with the beauty of nature’s greenery, creepers and botanical fantasy. Weaving her collection story around shades of green as they traversed from light to darker hues, Nakita occasionally highlighted the palette with bursts of yellow.
The fabrics matched the mood of the apparel as Nakita dug deep into her roots – Bengal – and added silks, Khadi as well as cotton to present a relaxed ready-to-wear look that spelled pure comfort. The embellishments were a mélange of doodle sketch inspirations that were botanical in appearance but at times brought in an abstract quality.
The opening entry was a great looking brown, asymmetric tunic teamed with a tasselled sari; while the tiered brown skirt with a 2-button coat was a contrast on the ramp. The shawl inspired asymmetric shrug, sleeveless long waistcoat in shades of brown and the sharply cut blazer over a sari brought the East and West inspiration perfectly in unison. The leaf green jumpsuit once again with a coat and the wrap pants, tunic and biker jacket offered a great look for the coming season.
The two bright yellow embroidered ensembles featured an embroidered pant/dress set and another option of a tunic worn with cropped pants added the sudden spark of sunshine in the muted color story. The two men’s wear entries were restricted to the biker jacket, kurta, and loose trousers or a heavy military green coat with a basic pant. Nature has a peaceful relaxing influence on seekers of beauty. Nakita Singh’s botanical fashion bonanza called “Wilderness” for the coming season offered just the right Amount Of Comfort In Contemporary Silhouettes And Style.
Soumodeep Dutta Brought Zen Like Calming Fashion To Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018
Soumodeep Dutta’s Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 Gen Next show was a calm, comfortable, fashion offering when he made his debut. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 Soumodeep once again unveiled the beauty of a Zen-like fashion story with his “Aalo” collection. Keeping the lotus and life in Buddhism as an inspiration, the designer’s fashion tale was an analogy of opposites. Using black and grey against red and white, the line was a quiet symphony of weaves, embellishments, and craft.
Giving an earthy feel to the garments, Soumodeep ensured the handloom festive apparel had touches of age-old traditions. The Antariya or Uttariya was now known as the sari could be a piece of cloth worn in different ways, which prompted the designer to allow the wearer to experiment with the tailored garments in the collection. Using drapery as a prime detailing, Soumodeep used a single piece of cloth to relate a style story. The fabrics revealed Ikat motifs woven in Orissa that were at the start of the list. The handlooms of Bengal and Orissa also came together seamlessly, while the Kantha and its variations done by artisans added to the finesse of the garments.
The tiny red embroidery highlighted the dark hues of the fabrics; as a black cape with embroidered yoke worn over dhoti pants, the one-shouldered toga, choli with a mini skirt and sheer poncho brought a fluid, flowing look to the ramp. The sari with a voluminous batwing sleeve choli; tunic/pant/robe trio and the black sari teamed with an asymmetric blouse brought the varying silhouettes in sharp focus. Bringing in more interesting options, Soumodeep added a short jacket with asymmetric mid-calf length pants worn with a long-sleeved choli and asymmetric shrug.
Introducing men’s wear this season, Soumodeep showed dhoti pants with an intricately woven dupatta all in shades of grey, and a kurta and churidars combo. Experiments in fashion can be at times quite adventurous and Soumodeep Dutta’s “Aalo” will allow the wearer to move onto a creative path, while also being well-dressed. Closing the show was popular TV and screen actor Gurmeet Choudhary of ‘Khamoshiyan’ fame who confidently strutted in a bias closure black/grey kurta and dhoti.