On Sunday, the last and final day of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018, designers Jayanti Reddy, Ridhi Mehra Sekhri And Vineet Rahul collection had us all wooing.
Read on to know what each of these designers presented at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018
Jayanti Reddy – Unconventional Fashion Aesthetics
Jayanti Reddy presented Life In Monochrome, with a range of silhouettes that were flamboyant, yet eccentric at LFW Summer/Resort 2018.
It was a beautiful collection that told the story of a woman embarking on a journey by finding herself and identifying her true identity, in monochromes of black or white.
Jayanti’s ensembles spoke of women empowerment and emancipation, where the silhouettes just like her muse, were structured but retained their fluidity.
The clothes were perfect to tease the warm summer breeze, yet they were constructively manipulated to achieve a constrained silhouette. Highlighting her penchant for the whimsical in embroidery, Jayanti added silhouettes that were totally unconventional.
Off-shouldered blouses, capes with cold shoulders, dhotis, skirts and ruffled dupattas made the collection classy and edgy.
Constantly inspired by the unruffled life of her muse, Jayanti brought in tantalizing ruffles on a cape; while experimenting creatively with the beauty of imperfections in life with striking tinges of gold embroidery amidst the monochromes.
For a show stopping entry, it was the gorgeous Bollywood diva Shilpa Shetty in an exquisitely embroidered ivory lehenga with scalloped hemline and blouse, teamed with a ruffled dupatta.
Ridhi Mehra Sekhri – A Mélange Of Cultural Accents
For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018, Ridhi wooed the audience with her Cinco collection. It defined mystique glam and was a mélange of cultural accents.
Ridhi presented unique fashion aesthetics in an amalgamation of five different cultures that had shaped her past collections.
With creativity being the central theme, the silhouettes were a fusion of Islamic, Indian, Spanish, French and Chinese art forms, rendered with a high level of workmanship. The mastery of the silhouettes lay in marrying Japanese prints with Indian Mughal prints.
Ridhi’s innovative and high on glamour quotient was the main highlight of the Spanish open jackets and fringed epaulettes that were juxtaposed with delicate French flared sleeves.
Immaculately tailored attire with printed Islamic motifs were brought alive by Indian drapes and indigenous embroidery.
Adding premium quality embellishments like jaal, tassels, zardosi, ostrich feathers and bugle beads were dramatically used to create optical illusion like embroidery. Ridhi gave the garments a modern twist and yet retained their originality with Gotta work that gave a contemporary update and turned them into a lyrical, stylish line of clothes.
A black/white creation with beautiful embroidery on skirt, bodice and hemline, teamed with a white, bell-sleeved blouse had a marked Spanish flavour.
The glamorous showstopper, Bollywood beauty Pooja Hegde looked divine in a stunning white creation.
Vineet Rahul – Colours Of The Bageecha Flowed
Designers Vineet Kataria and Rahul Arya for their label ‘VineetRahul’ unleashed a colourful line of romantic, soulful, emotional creations at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.
Using light as air fabrics that floated down the ramp, the designing pair dreamt up a cool summer story. There was hand woven Chanderi lovingly created in Madhya Pradesh and the beauteous Kota from Rajasthan along with fine linen and mulmul as the basis of the garments. Visualizing a modern take on the lehenga and skirt were a range of semi-formal wear.
Dusty aqua, sorbet pink, blue and neutral ivory came alive for the Gulaab, Champa, Rajniganda and Bougainville bouquets strewn on the ensembles. Hand block printing, hand embroidery, machine texturing and appliqués added to the visual glamour of the creations.
The beautiful Bollywood actress Tisca Chopra graced the ramp in a head-turning blush pink striped lehenga that was embossed with floral embroidery, while the sequined blouse and cape with a bow at the centre made a lasting impact.