Another season, another LFW passes us by. While Mumbai has been with all the activity of the fashion week that leads us into winter, plus wedding season, we’ve been scouring the runways for a trend breakdown. Those many shows, 5 full days of fashion, we know this can all get a little confusing, so here goes: 5 major fashion trends we spotted at LFW Winter/Festive 2017. Brides-to-be, we hope you’re taking note!
The Upgraded Florals
Nakita Singh, Raw Mango by Sanjay Garg, Anushree Reddy, Rahul Mishra, Narendra Kumar
We saw a lot of floral motifs at this season’s Lakmé Fashion Week. Whether it’s Chikankari at Raw Mango, embellished gowns at Narendra Kumar, or thread-work flowers on the Nakita Singh sarees, there’s nothing basic about this floral theme. It’s not all pretty and feminine. Like the floral dupatta acting as an accent on the Anushree Reddy lehenga and the flora & fauna taking body form on Narendra Kumar’s gown, this style just got a “cool girl” upgrade.
Corsets & Fitted Belts
Label by Ritu Kumar, Masaba, Rara Avis, Aza Kazingmei, Amit Aggarwal
Corsets and cinched in waists were all the rage during the 5 days of fashion! It’s all about the feminine curve. After seeing many seasons of casual, cool, and baggy… designers are embracing a little more definition. Masaba created a one-of-a-kind corset saree. Label by Ritu Kumar and Rara Avis boasted belts on loose fitting dresses and tops.
Tassels & Layers
Looks like tassels are making a comeback and so are ruffles. It’s go big or go home this fashion week with designers like Ridhi Mehra sending her showstopper, Malaika Arora, in a fully tasseled jumpsuit. Manish Malhotra gave us a retro vibe with his vintage aesthetic and some more tassels. At Label by Ritu Kumar, 431_88, and Shriya Som we saw more fringe and structured ruffles.
Deep & Moody Hues - Autumn
Autumn color blocking and deep hues are where it’s at this fall and winter. We saw navy contrasted with peachy colors on Arpita Mehta. Anavila took a detour from here usual neutral shades and dived into the deep end. Maroons, military greens, and dark blues were all over the runways.
Manish Arora, Nachiket Barve, SVA, Falguni & Shane Peacock
Sarees, dupattas, and jackets were presented to us with a twist this year. We saw deconstructed outerwear on the Manish Arora models. Saree drapes were pulled through corsets and dupattas were belted. The Indo-Western vibes at Nachiket Barve blurred the line between capes and dupattas. Even gowns, like at Falguni & Shan Peacock, were presented to us with jackets or capes on top, ushering in the winter months.
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