Rishta By Arjun, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week
Stepping outside the boundaries of ‘season’ was Arjun Saluja’s collection ‘The Melting Architecture’. It started with a dark theme consisting more of structured pieces and ended with more loose flowing outfits. More toned down pieces consisting of the butterfly print and geometric patterns is what I foresee hitting the market.
Nikasha, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week
Nikasha’s collection ‘In Full Bloom’ started off with white to resemble a bud and slowly progressed to colors like pink/coral to reflect a flower in bloom. Intricate floral embroidery marked the simple flowy pieces that consisted of layered tops, wraparound skirts, and capris. While I liked the layered tops, the pink embroidered pieces didn’t leave a lasting impression that would make me go and buy one.
Nachiket Barve, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week
‘Toxic’ was the name of Nachiket Barve’s collection but it was anything but. Inspired by the colors of the dangerous creatures of the wild, Barve offered several dresses with intricate applique details in geometric patterns. The layering of silk with chiffon offered a summery feel but at the same time a formal tone making all the pieces perfect for cocktail hour.
Manish Malhotra, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week
Manish Malhotra presented a Bridal collection instead of Spring/Summer one and while the designs were pretty much the same as seen last season at the A/W show, Manish brightened up the color scheme using more reds instead of beige.
Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani