Day 2 of the Lakme Fashion Week looked highly promising, not just for fashion buyers, but also for those with a keen sense of style. Looking to stock up on some resort wear for your upcoming honeymoon? Or perhaps you are on the lookout for some chic and cool clothes for the summer. You’ll find all this and more as we talk about our favourite picks from day 2 of LFW 2011. And, all you men who’ve been wondering where and when you might finally get your hands on some wearable summer fashion, you’ll find that in here too!
Shivan & Naresh
Shivan & Naresh are the kings of luxury beachwear, more commonly referred to as resort wear. They certainly got their colours right with the “Vanilla” look, perfect for lounging by the beach. Vintage touches teamed with splashes of colour took centre stage at the Shivan & Naresh show.
Besides their fantastic use of tankinis and bikinis, you will definitely love their body suits, dresses, kaftans and maxi dresses. We love the delicate pinks teamed with bright reds, blues and hints of grey. The colours have been used beautifully and the silhouettes created are beyond outstanding. And, we totally loved the jewellery. So very chic! Besides, the pieces they used added to the sophisticated look of the designer duo’s collection. We think these would be perfect for honeymoons. So you might want to stock up!
The king of ethnic wear showcased his new men and women’s collection on day 2 of LFW 2011. Needless to say, the king of ethnic lived up to his name. His women’s line comprised voluminous lehengas and kurtas with silver zari work, perfect for Indian weddings! Also spotted clearly was the generous use of 3D rose embroidery. We also loved the low backs with high collars. A perfect way to look chic and show off your sexy back! And totally apt for the summer bride!
Another thing that caught our eye was Manish Malhotra’s men’s wear. His very interesting collection of men’s wear comprised sherwanis, kurtas and sharply cut jackets teamed with Pathanis, slim trousers and Jodhpuri pants. Beautiful textures complemented hues like beige, navy and grey.
Her summer line aptly named “Love and Love” reflected just this with the subtle use of colours like rose pink, powder blue and pale yellow. Anita Dongre seems to love the cool and comfortable ‘Mul’ fabric and this time around she used it well to her advantage. One-shoulder cotton gowns, empire line kurtas with loose pajamas, lehengas and formal gowns bedazzled her resort wear collection. We love the use of white in Anita Dongre’s collection, simply because she used it well and without a hint of excess. Her showstopper dress modelled by Dipanita Sharma was certainly a sight for sore eyes for us. We love the delicate use of blush pink. We think Indian brides will love Anita Dongre’s collection simply because she can make any one look beautiful and delicate in subtly shaded and ornate wear without the need to over-accessorise.