This year at Lakmé, it seems viewers can experience it all and immerse themselves in every decade and style. Designer Anjali Patel Mehta, showcase at the Jabong Stage, took us back to the breezy 70s boho look. Bestowing the audience with a wanderlust collection, called “Urban Islands” Anjali Patel Mehta’s ‘Verandah‘ label presented an avant-garde, free-spirited line at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. Boho prints and styles are making a come-back around the world, so this is one collection everyone should check out!
Aimed at holiday wear, when sun kissed skin and beach hair is the mood of the moment, a metropolitan touch was added to the floral and graphic prints. Fun and flirty silhouettes were well-constructed and the ultra-feminine essence of the breezy line incorporated neutrals and a dark metallic aura, which highlighted the playful side of a woman.
The boho touch of the 70s was reflected in the shimmer and shine of the sundowner party look. Maintaining the aesthetics of comfort and wearability, which was sleek, smart yet casual; the ensembles were ideal for the jet setter with a smart style demeanor.
The summer fabric selection moved from versatile Neoprene, shimmering Lurex, lamé, micro georgette/crêpe, cotton and sturdy denim that complemented the collection.
The silhouettes switched from a casual array of geometric-floral printed shorts, teamed with a full length denim jacket with metallic quilt detailing, playful jumpsuit, powder blue printed dress, a sheer kaftan thrown over a mint bikini and a bodycon dress with a side printed panel. The party glimmer was dictated with a golden champagne shaded cropped top paired with a denim skirt and a sparkling floor length maxi dress.
The flamboyant catwalk star Carol Gracias, the show-stopper for the collection, graced the ramp in an off-shoulder shimmering gown with metallic detailing on the waist.
“Urban Islands” by Anjali Patel Mehta was the perfect fashion offering to the chic woman who works hard and plays harder but does not compromise on her style quotient.