Can you believe it? Addicted to Lace is 3 years old already! The blog anniversary was on the 3rd of this month, but, unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to do any birthday posts on social media (until yesterday). As I’ve been working on so many exciting collaborations, it’s been a bit of a task to even get around to opening my laptop. However, now that I finally have, I just want to thank you all for the immense support and love you have shown my blog! What started simply as a hobby/passion project has evolved into so much more only because of you guys! To celebrate the completion of 3 years, I’m planning an exciting giveaway, which you can view on my Facebook or Instagram page.
Moving on to the topic I’ve been meaning to write about for a while now. I’ve always done posts about Lakmé Fashion Week, focusing on the various designers and what they displayed. This time around though, I wanted to try something different and discuss the trends that caught my attention (which I would also love to add to my own wardrobe). So here’s the round up of my favourites from Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 –
Tennis Dresses with a Twist: Monisha Jaising’s ‘Luxe Resort’ collection was heavily inspired by the glamour of the 1970s, but what stood out most to me were the classic tennis dresses with a twist. The old knit texture was replaced by her signature sequined sheeting technique, giving athleisure a whole new meaning! The one I wish I could have stolen off the runway was the white shirtdress with the sequinned sporty sweater over it.
Geometric Fashion: Circles, triangles and parallelograms were the focus of Payal Khandwala’s showcase, which also displayed an interesting play of negative and positive spaces. In fact, the jewellery too was specially designed to complement the clothing line and consisted of minimal brass and leather pieces such as rings, necklaces, earrings, nose-pins, bangles and anklets.
3. Desi Hipster: Being a sucker for androgynous dressing and pairing men’s shoes with everything, I was obviously an instant fan of the styling at Hemang Agrawal’s show. His long and short metallic jackets, worn over Banarasi brocade sarees and oxfords, sashayed down the runway on Day 1. Models also donned geeky spectacles, adding to the overall vintage vibe! Agrawal worked in collaboration with Sharfuddin Ansari on the collection that was showcased at ‘Walking Hand in Hand,’ a collaborative endeavour to bring artisans and designers together.
Summer Sarees: Anupama Bose, who also showcased at ‘Walking Hand in Hand,’ in collaboration with Islamuddin Neelgar, brought the beauty of leheriya textiles to the runway. The easy-breezy yet stunning sarees boasted of a vibrant spring/summer colour palette in summer-friendly fabrics, making me wish I had one of my own!
Floral Fling: If there’s one thing that stays constant in fashion, it’s the return of floral themes in spring. Whether it was Payal Singhal, Shriya Som or Anushree Reddy, each one told a different story through intricate embroidery and prints in structured shapes combined with flowy silhouettes.
Eclectic Mélange: Inspired by the artworks of Paul Gauguin, Garo was all about mixing the varied textures of fabrics like soft handloom chanderi, cotton matko, woven bapta silk and chiffon in asymmetrical silhouettes. The collection, which was a combination of bold prints and motifs with rich Indian colours, also paid an ode to artisans – the real heroes at work behind the scenes.
Tell me your favourites in the comments below.