Day 4 at Lakmé Fashion Week 2020 Digital First Season Fluid Edition opened gates to the sartorial soiree with an exciting lineup. We saw some stunning showstoppers gracing the runway of the virtual gala decked up in the designer’s stunning creation.
Limerick’s “Aurora” was a showcase of new beginnings, a coming together of traditional prints, contemporary design, and flattering silhouettes, born from the rich artistic heritage of India. The interplay of sheers, set against stark solids, brought to life luminosity and gentleness of spring in full bloom. Mixed crepes and organzas on unique silhouettes was a promise of transformation, the unfolding of a story, new dawn.
Featuring meticulous compositions, finesse, and a distinct visual identity, each piece is a contemporary reflection of traditional motifs, where prints weave a story and are connected to one another. Sharp linear formations in sumptuous shades of turquoise, pink, purple, and navy find themselves juxtaposed against ancient artworks of lotuses, gently scattered around ponds and temples.
The “Kismet” Indian athleisure collection by Payal Singhal was a great offering of fun summer ensembles that will bring a fashionable cheer into women’s wardrobes during the coming season. With this unique one-of-its-kind line, Payal brought her signature, bohemian, relaxed, treatment for garments to the forefront.
What appeared at the show was a great line-up of intriguing kurta-jogger sets, and coordinates, along with slinky dhoti saris, unconventional cropped-top jogger saris and the eye-catching balloon lehengas, again with cropped tops but this time with flowing dupattas. The artistic merger of Aztecs was clearly visible, while some digital evil eye-inspired ikats; quirky mosaic patterns and the favourite classic florals were splashed lavishly on the fabrics.
Closing the show dressed in a Yellow Bee garden printed embroidered bomber jacket, bustier and skirt was Athiya Shetty who was the epitome of laidback elegance and statuesque comfort as she brought the key elements of the collection to life with grace and easy-going charm.
Day 4 saw Siddartha Tytler showcase his collection. Titled ‘Studio 54’. The styles were a reflection of the 80s with tweaks of today. The silhouettes consisted of structural corsets, bodycon dresses, peasant tops, co-ord sets and tracksuits for her. For him, the collection featured tracksuits, structured suits, bomber jackets and printed tee shirts.
The colour palette varied from mustard, blue, black, grey, teal and whites. The surfacing this year involved a lot of sequin, crystals and a new computer embroidery making a textile in the fabric itself of faces.
NITIN BAL CHAUHAN
Nitin Bal Chauhan showcased his collection titled “Faux-Amis/false friends, a line inspired by the dark-side of social media. The film depicted an episode that happens at a virtual birthday party.
Fluid and sheer new-age fabrics that reflect metallic colours were been used to create gowns for modern Indian women. The designer also debuted the formal menswear made with the finest Italian suiting fabrics with sharp cuts and immaculate tailoring.
Samant Chauhan’s ‘New Born’ celebrates life by overlooking all darkness within and emerging with a new you. All the ensembles had glimpses of this celebration. The exquisite florals with the right balance of shimmer and shine indicated the balance that we needed to honour this year in our lives.
The dramatic garments with intense sleeves, flowy fabric and shimmer details interpreted the freedom to move out, get ready for the party, and celebrate life your way.