It’s already day three at Lakme Fashion Week concluding on a transcendent note as Anita Dongre unfolded a whirlpool of emotions weaved by tradition and grace with her Spring-Summer 2016 collection, Love Notes.
Dongre introduces her new collection by capturing the poignant emotion of love told through the musings of a young woman who is exploring the changes her lover is likely to bring into her life.
The show transported the audience to a world of fantasy with the entrancing aura of carmine pink and cyan green foliage. Bougainvillea stems rose up to the sky exuding soft sophistication infused with flair. Personifying the opulence and magnificence of the land of royalty- Rajasthan. The stage reflected the grandeur of an imperial Rajasthani palace.
Juhi Chawla, Radhika Apte, Swara Bhaskar, Mini Mathur, Sangeeta Bijlani, Kabir Khan, and Meera Rajput extended their support to the designer.
The ramp was illuminated with the vivacious hues of hot pinks, sage green, and candy yellow. The collection featured Dongre’s signature gota-patti and resham embroidery. Each ensemble tells its own unique love-story capturing this poignant emotion in the ethereal tales.
The audience was left mesmerized as Sonakshi Sinha walked down the runway playing the perfect muse portraying a young princess full of emotions, passion, and gracefulness.
Autocratic romanticism of the urban Indian woman was witnessed as Love married elements of international appeal with a traditional Indian aesthetic. A melange of functionality and fantasy, the collection is designed to resonate with the modern Indian woman- strong but feminine, opulent yet effortlessly graceful.
A love to last the ages, the collection is a testament to the everlasting amorous feeling of love.