Lakme Fashion Week: 2014 and beyond

Lakme Fashion Week saw the return of fashion giants Ritu Kumar and Sabyasachi in all their splendid glory.

2014 (and beyond) brides take note.

Ritu Kumar’s collection The Thunder Mountain and the Curling Vine reminded me of times gone by- and that was no accident because this was Ritu’s vintage collection. Much of the collection with its oversized ponchos didn’t leave me excited but then this was LFW and I came prepared to be dazzled. This was a homage to the 70’s – big prints, capes and just-above-the-knees dresses. I wanted something, anything that would take brides into the future; that would see them through the next couple of years. Did Ritu have anything to offer or was it a case that she was simply past her sell by date? Did this collection suggest she has become outdated, stuck in the past?

Of course not!

Here’s my fave picks from the Ritu Kumar The Thunder Mountain and the Curling Vine (bit of a mouthful) collection:







Despite the price of gold, this year’s LFW was no short of gold. In fact there was a whole collection of gold. A celebration of gold. A man with a golden girl you could say, if you were bold enough. I am of course, talking about Vikram Phadnis, who served to remind us all exactly why we should all love gold. There were some genuinely brave pieces – gold skinnies with a floral gold jacket but mostly there was a nod to the opulent. And yes, the golden girl was no other than Karisma Kapoor.







For years now Sabyasachi’s been able to capture the very essence of femininity.  His collections have sought to go beyond all expectations to give us a higher appreciation of understated elegance. His LFW 2013 catwalk collection, a tribute to the era of regal queens was certainly befitting of a princess.

Presented at the grand finale of LFW Sabyasachi’s showcased his finest work to date. Heavily embroidered gowns, belted jackets, an all black lace sari all featured.