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Lakme Fashion Week Spring 2010: Day Four

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Paromita Bannerjee Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

“Safed Rang” by Paromita Banerjee was a collection that though had some pieces in color, predominantly was one of neutrals like white and off-white with some color used intermittently mostly as an accent on these garments. It was hard to miss the leaf motif which was used across the collection in quite a varied manner but what really scored points with me were the handloom fabrics and the pairing of the ‘sheer’ with the ‘solids’ which made for some interesting textures. The angarkha kurta and the white dress with the beautiful vest absolutely stood out. A very wearable collection.

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Swapnil Shinde Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Swapnil’s collection had a lot of color and a lot of varied silhouettes, from edgy skirts, severe jackets to almost Grecian dresses, from evening-wear to more casual attire. It was an interesting mix alright! The organzas, satins and chiffons were draped to the T and certainly weren’t for any wallflowers. Though not particularly fond of the ombre striped gowns, the more edgier pieces (like the one with white stone and sequin work) did stand out for all the right reasons. We predict seeing a lot of this collection on the red carpet.

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Vikram Phadnis Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Vikram Phadnis was among the designers who showed ‘Bridal Collections’ during the Lakme Fashion Week. It was a collection made of usual suspects when it comes to bridal trousseau… heavy zardozi work, crystals, ornate borders and intricate embroidery. For all the bright colors used and their eclectic pairing, it still seemed so dull. The terribly busy runway with the carpet while adding to the ambience, did absolutely nothing for the clothes. It only took away the shine from ’em. While we liked the saris and some of the lehengas, it wasn’t a collection that had us all excited. I still blame the runway… so damn distracting.

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Vivek Kumar Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Lot of metallic accents, a neutral palette and some interesting silhouettes are what made up Vivek Kumar’s collection. The more abstract of the pieces were definitely arresting while some others were just humdrum. It seemed like the collection was split right down to the middle, one half was really inspired and the rest… well.

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

Bag Spotting

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Speaking strictly of bags considering the outfits aren’t much to write home about, we’ve got to say between the Gucci and the Valentino, we much prefer the Gucci. The Valentino Couture Braided Tote just doesn’t appeal to us much, give us a Maison or a Histoire any day!

P.S: She is carrying the Couture bag in patent leather but the pic below of the bag is of one in leather. Just to avoid any confusion. :P

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Reena Wadhwa
Left: At Muse
Right: At Lakme Fashion Week


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Left: Gucci Pelham Large Leather Shoulder Tote
Right: Valentino Couture Braided Tote

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

Bag Spotting

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Neither fond of the bag nor the clutch, but especially dislike the bag. The way Ms Khan has worn it doesn’t help it’s cause much either.

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Laila Khan (Left) And Poonam Soni During Lakme Fashion Week


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Left: Michael Kors Zuma Satchel
Right: Michael Kors Templeton Clutch

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

Lakme Fashion Week Spring 2010: Day Four

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Anupama Dayal Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Anupama Dayal’s collection “Joie” was joyful indeed with all the colors that she used….electric blue, cobalt, light green, chocolate brown, red and oranges in fabrics like silks, voiles, tissues and satins. There were some playful dresses, colorful tunics and interesting prints. The ones that stood out for me though were the colorful embellished dresses.

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Gauri And Nainika Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

A pinch of Giambattista Valli, a bit of Dolce & Gabanna and smattering of Valentino is what immediately came to mind when I saw this latest offering from Gauri and Nainika. Sticking to their niche, the ladies served up more evening-wear albeit with shorter hemlines and more corseted silhouettes in a palette that comprised solely of red, black and white. The bows and roses were dramatic and the gowns and their styling begged to be tagged ‘old-world’ with that unmistakable vintage charm…all of which that I would’ve whole-heartedly appreciated had I been blind to the International runways. It’s a losing battle I know because it’s only a matter of time before we see these gowns on the red carpet and on many, many tinsel town ladies.

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Mandira Wirk Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Mandira Wirk’s collection called “Humble Luxe” had a color palette of light browns, faded rust and fabrics like linen, silk and jersey and the pieces seemed very summery and easy. She quite liberally used ‘zippers’ in her clothes that just weren’t functional but also added visual interest to the clothes, quite on the trend! We are thankful that the collection wasn’t just about draped dresses because while they look interesting for about a minute, they get ‘tired’ mighty quick. The sheer tea-stained dresses with smudged coral/rust print had me looking forward to Spring. Even if it has to be the next one.

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Rehane Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Rehane’s collection was, and I hate myself for using the word, ‘cute’. Girly-girl dresses, shorts, feminine tops in fabrics like silk, organza and chiffon and colors like yellow, cream and red all made up her collection. The use of rose motif was interesting, am glad she didn’t overwhelm the garments with all that print and embroidery. A collection that was definitely sweet without being sickly so.

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

Ditto

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Who do you think wore this dress better, Anushka who kept her look rather simple or Queenie who added some bling and a belt to her’s…?

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Left: Anushka Sharma At IIFA Macau, Jun 09
Right: Queenie Dhody At LFW Closing Bash, Sept 09

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani, Times Of India