FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week 2022: Pearl Academy’s decentralised fashion to Nikhita - Mynah’s metallic sheen ft. Nitibha Kaul & Anushka Ranjan, Day 5 closes with a sartorial BANG!


The FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week day five unleashed a sartorial explosion on the runway in the form of designers' fashion-fueled collections, saving the best for last. Many famous people graced the front rows, and a number of famous people graced the front rows as well as the runway in what was undoubtedly a star-studded event.

Ready to witness the glamour? Brace yourselves for a star-studded soiree!

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From flirty, short, moulded dresses to flouncy, feminine gowns, the collection moved with great verve and vigour on the ramp. The focal point of the ensembles was the very opulent, metallic frills and the added sheen of green – a tropical favourite. Detailing was brought into sharp focus on the garments with careful thought, to enable buyers in making show-stopping entries. Gold was the leitmotif of the collection, along with glittering olive green, for the predominantly evening wear line that brought a new, luxurious direction to fashion.

Making a quick entry was an influencer, Nitibha Kaul who looked perky in a gold, micro, mini dress with demure long sleeves. Anushka Ranjan was a picture of sophistication and style when she stopped the show in a gleaming, gold, strappy gown with cut-outs and tantalising back interest.


Aimed at the high-powered global traveller, the “Tropical Times” line showcased by Nikita Mhaisalkar is an ideal option for a great, versatile, holiday wardrobe. Hand embroidery was elaborate in form and structure, as it unveiled the detailed layered beauty of nature on the garments. Silhouettes stayed true to the inspiration, as the collection was ideal resort wear with hints of sari elements, yet, moved seamlessly into ultra-glam evening wear in forms that were undoubtedly show-stopping.

Spritely Alaya F looked amazing as she brought the show to a close in a micro mini, shimmering, halter creation with strategic cut-outs and a sheer, floor-sweeping robe.


Detailing played an intense role along with texturing to turn the apparel into great visions of craftmanship and complex weaves. Paying close attention to the choli, Sanjukta concentrated on innovations for the neckline and sleeves in varying forms and structures and added mini capes to create a new trend.

The very lovely and elegant Bhagyashree Patwardhan closed the show wearing a luxurious, silk sari with multiple weaves, colours and designs.


The show was a great look at collections by very talented students from the top 27 fashion design schools around the world. There was a marked diversity in the look as it decentralised fashion. It was wonderful to watch the design approach taken by students from different schools, as they unveiled their varying perspectives that were not only influenced by personal thinking but also cultural and social expressions.

There was a grand design and creative merger of dresses, coats, scarves, textures, embellishments, colours, silhouettes, detailing and weaves that offered a global showcase when it came to the future of fashion. 

What a sartorially loaded end to the season. We can’t wait for the next one already…can you? 

(Source – Lakmé Fashion Week)