FDCIx Lakme Fashion Week: Pankaj & Nidhi’s breezy collection to Mishru’s ‘eternal summer’, Day 4 serves a high dose of glamour!

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After the third day of sustainability, glamour unfolded on the fourth day of the phygital soiree of FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week and we couldn’t be more ecstatic. With an exciting and star-studded lineup, we were glued in front of our screens waiting for the drama to be unleashed.

Here are the hot-and-happening fashion moments straight from Day 4 of the runway!

MISHRU

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Mishru’s collection by designer Swapna Anumolu titled “An Eternal Summer” was a great fashionable repertoire of delicate, detailing and glamour. The collection was a creative and sensorial extension of the label’s last offering “The Lost Summer” which the designer showcased at the Digital First Season Fluid Edition of Lakmé Fashion Week 2020.

The collection’s multi-floral surfaces were fashionably dependent on the many prismatic colour stories. The dazzling, swirling lehengas with intricately, crafted cholis were teamed with diaphanous dupattas that would be ideal formal festive wear. Off-shouldered blouses, scalloped necklines for cholis and scooped, deep backs of cholis created an innovative impact. A belted long-sleeved billowy blouse with a lehenga gave the duo a fusion look, while the ornate, sheer palazzos and one-shouldered, shimmering tunic could be an ideal cocktail party choice.

The fashion film shot in the scenic, idyllic state of Goa was the perfect backdrop for the colourful, vibrant, romantic looks. The Brigannza house set the mood for the latest season-fluid collection that had immense sartorial possibilities of moving though various festivities.

 

NIKITA MHAISALKAR

Nikita’s collection “Canvas” was all about celebrating one’s innate organic artistry. Her creations had inspirations from paint drips and abstract strokes with artistic lines, along with the bold stripes, Aztec motifs and dramatic embroidery. The very, glam, resort wear line had a marked defined geometry.

Allowing her designs to project a luxe prét wear look that had distinct outerwear inspirations, the designer bought in her versions of co-ordinate sets, coats and trench options. The specially customised prints added to the imaginative undefined forms. When it came to a more non-tropic holiday, the simply tailored separates were visualised in rich, hemp, silk and organza, as the collection moved seamlessly from easy, travel wear, to exotic evening offerings.

The collection drew colour selection from a palette of lilac, magenta, aubergine and coffee. To offer the striking embroidery and prints of Trompe L’oeil an eye-catching pizzazz, she added on a great diversion, which was in the form of zardosi, raffia and baroque embroidery that brought great sartorial value to the ensembles.

Jumpsuits, robes over pants, strappy gowns, ornate cummerbunds and sharply cut jackets over minis, offered a versatile mix to the discerning dresser. Intricately encrusted minis, one-shouldered, formal gowns, sheer shirts over bustiers and palazzos with wrap skirts added drama to the look, while kaftans offered some relaxed fashion wear. The ombré effect was evident on many of the ensembles, along with gentle layering. 

PAYAL JAIN

Payal Jain showcased a fashionable melody “Earth Song” when she unveiled her Spring/Summer 2022 collection at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. It was a creative rhapsody of colours, natural yarns, hand-woven fabrics, and a mélange of animal-inspired prints that came together in perfect harmony to match the theme of the collection. The earthy wonderland was depicted through clever hand-stitched Shibori stitch and tie-dye technique along with hand-drawn child-like motifs.

The designer’s creative base was repurposing recycling and reinventing old garments, fabric waste, embroidery, mirror work patches, laces, trims, tassels, shells and beads.

She dug deep into the past as she reinvented traditional embroideries like Sujani, Sheesho, Bharat, Rabari, Kawandi quilting and Mashru. Payal’s silhouettes offered fun dresses, wrap skirts, tie-up blouses and harem pants that had a great mix and match possibilities.

A riot of jungle safari-inspired flora and fauna colours and prints were seen for the collection that highlighted the flowing, fluid shapes of the look. Floor skimming maxis, kaftans and summer wear floated through the presentation with the greatest of ease.

Fabrics were a merry mix of contrasts that were a stylish amalgamation, as denim, handloom, checks, cottons, silk Chanderi and natural linen came together in perfect unison. Payal’s collection provided the perfect ‘head-to-toe’ fashion solutions with bags, neckpieces, belts, wraps and throws by reinventing vintage dowry bags, crochet suits, scraps of fabrics, beads, trims and even discarded metal stripes.

Catching the eye were sheer capes, denim biker’s jackets, balloon-sleeved, front-knotted blouses, swirling pinafores over denim shirts and an off-shouldered peplum blouse.  Fashion directions were given to wide bell sleeves, poet-inspired blouses with denim shorts and a red embroidered blazer worn over printed skirt and blouse.

SAMANTH CHAUHAN

The collection “Strawberry Thief” by Samant was inspired by the iconic works of Morris that are world-renowned. Using cotton and silk weaves by artisans in Bhagalpur, the garments had a luxurious appeal. The Spring/Summer 2022 line had elements borrowed from the William Morris work of the same name, as geometry, abstract forms, symmetry and embroidery came together for a great visual experience. 

Rows of beautiful, embroidery embellished the stark, white paneled gown, some with intricately worked bodices. The cross-over, heavily, encrusted, maxi with drop-shoulders, balloon- sleeves, sported impressive wide cuffs, while the majestic white coat with spiraling, foliage looked stunning over an indigo/white layered ombré maxi.

Shading appeared periodically for a white/green gown with intricate 3D appliqués and foliage embroidery running down the bodice. Serene gowns were detailed with impeccable work and a kaftan brought a leisurely touch. Cutouts of appliqués adorned the shoulders of a floor-kissing robe but the 3D appliqués of birds and leaves almost looked as if they flew off the long maxi. For a stark tailored look, there was a finely, finished fully embroidered jacket.

PANKAJ & NIDHI

Taking inspiration from beautiful scenescapes of the Amalfi coastline in the South of Italy, the designer duo of Pankaj & Nidhi brought us a breezy resort wear collection 'Amalfi' evoking our inner wanderlust.

The colour palette consisted of coral pinks, terracotta orange, sapphire, sea green along with other bold hues.


 

The runway witnessed a generous dose of glamour as the models sashayed in free-flowing gowns, tiered skirts and billowy blouses. 

Elements like ruffles, sheer and lace detailings, as well as eccentric prints, formed a major part of this collection.

 

Day 4 indeed left us anticipating more. We can only imagine what Day 5 has in store for us!

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