Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 Highlights: Day 1

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive ’14 commenced on 20th August with a bang with the GenNext show by the talented students of INIFD. StyleCracker was there to cover the shows and bring you highlights. Here’s what Day 1 looked like!

Frou Frou by Archana Rao. This was a charming one featuring flirty sheers, feminine floral surface embellishments and bold stripes. The colour palette consisted of soft pastels, neutrals and pretty shades of coral.


Karishma Shahani’s collection was all about layering. Traditional tie and dye prints cast in contemporary silhouettes and layered together gave the outfits an earthy, traditional quality while keeping the design modern chic. Lights and Brights were perfectly balanced.


Surendri by Yogesh Choudhary was a fresh, modern and urban take on rural Rajasthan with a lot of influence from the traditional Kurti Kanchli in the Poshak. A little 90s redux here and there and the prints were bold and floral.


Outhouse came out with a collection fit for warrior princesses! Figure-hugging structured drapes made up the entire collection, with a main color palette of reds and black. The designs focused more on style lines on the female body, keeping the silhouettes mostly simple and straight.


Akaaro’s designs were androgynous, while dripping old world charm. Indian traditional menswear influences were easy to make out. The color palette was mostly metallic neutrals with splashes of brights here and there.


Pakistani designers Rizwan Beyg, Sania Maskatiya and Zara Shahjahan charmed us utterly! Beyg’s collection, aptly named “DigiTruck” was all things kitsch and colorful. Maskatiya’s loose flowy silhouettes and artsy print on print layering seemed ultra romantic and Zara Shahjahan’s soft, muted color palette, exquisite floral embellishments and sheer layering transformed the runway into a spring garden.


Sania Maskatiya 


Zara Shahjahan 


Day 1 closed with Anju Modi’s royal designs sashaying down the ramp. The color palette ranged from muted neutrals and soft pinks to mustards and reds and dark greys. The collection was a perfect blend of modernity with the traditional. Flairing, panelled skirts, kalidaars and empire lines for women and velvet jackets paired with dhoti pants for men made up the collection. Lace overlay and floral embellishments featured heavily.


All in all, SC had a lot of fun throughout Day 1 of LFW, but our highlight of the day was when Jacqueline Fernandes, walking for Anju Modi, tripped slightly and gave a sheepish giggle, making the audience laugh and cheer! Stay tuned to our Twitter for live updates and come back tomorrow for Day 2 Highlights.