Lakme Fashion Week Spring 2010: Day Two

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Anamika Khanna Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Anamika Khanna’s collection embraced simplicity and feminity by keeping the silhouettes free-flowing and easy, and the color palette quite minimal with mostly black and white interspersed with colors like red, corals and fuschia used more as an accent. ‘Yay’ for the fact that she mostly used cottons, especially muslin for her collection, something that I needed to see after all the velvet on runways. Loved the restrained use of appliqués, smocking, lace, cutouts, sequins and those zardozi motifs. It was understated and minimal without being bleak.

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Anuj Sharma Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

I can’t wait to see pieces from this collection ‘off-the-runway’! Anuj Sharma’s ‘Button Masala’ collection on the runway seems pretty alrite but wait till you read this… with buttons and button holes as the principal theme of his collection, he created garments that can be worn in multiple ways just by fastening the buttons in a different manner each time. A color palette of red, black, off-white and nude was the perfect backdrop to the rather easy silhouettes used on the runway; makes for a perfect foil for the wearer to bring her own to the clothes. And the endless possibilities with those buttons has me excited to see this collection in person.

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Aneeth Arora Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Aneeth Arora’s ‘Pero’ was bit of a disappointment. While I appreciate the fact, and I really do appreciate it that it was a collection that predominantly used handloom fabrics like ikats, natural dyed khadi, bandhani and gamochas, the feeling that none of these elements were used to their full potential was hard to shake-off. The extremely wearable separates and the earthy cotton clothes with discreet floral embroidery and prints were applaud-worthy and yet can’t help but feel let-down over the fact that the designer didn’t take full advantage of what she was working with. Seemed like it was off to a great start and then just missed the homerun by that much.

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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  1. AGREE Anamika Khanna is lovely. As much as I love Sonam, I’m sort of happy that she didn’t have time for the show (did anyone else walk for Miss Khanna?) because I think a lack of “celebrity appearances” give the collections more credibility.
    Buttons, by nature of the name, are just cute- and I like the idea. I’m also interested to see how the collection plays out.
    And velvet for spring? I don’t get it :/




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  2. Anamika Khanna .. for sure ( looks like she was the only big name showing on day two)

    I actually like Aneeth Arora’s ‘Pero’ collection . very wearable for the common woman … understated , subtle and organic …




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  3. i quite liked what bhushan has done, but only the first 2 pics happen to be his, the other 3 are i think of some other designer. the way he treats his flowers are amazing. that is the sheer brilliance of bhushan!
    and i love pero also. very boho. who is this a new designer?




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  4. OMG! come on~!!!!! get rid of the first two freeeekin pics from Sudhir and Tapash…..do ya realllllllyyyyy think they are anand’s…!!!!!??????? *faint*




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  5. Pero is brilliant, it is honest and wearable.
    What do you mean by advantage? do you mean full advantage in terms of overly embroidered surfaces that scream ‘INDIAN HANDICRAFT’. Yeah I thought you might…..
    By the way do you shop at Lajpat Nagar? or are you cooler… and go to bandstand instead?




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