This year digital medium has been a saviour for many and has proven to a platform where many virtual shows and events have taken place. This includes the Lakme Fashion Week 2020 which had designers and celebs showcase amazing collections that resonate with the wedding and festive season. This time the show which began on October 21 and ended on October 25, had celebs like Radhika Madan, Sonakshi Sinha, Athiya Shetty, Ishaan Khattar walk the ramp while Mira Rajput Kapoor endorsed a designer from home.
Sonakshi looked uber chic in a black outfit by designer Kunal Rawal. This marked the designer's first-ever womenswear line. The collection is a mix of black, white and greys and rather simple but a favourite choice of colours of most in the winter festive season where you want to shine but look classy at the same time.
Organza & Chiffon In Orange & Red
This lehenga is an Anushree Reddy Ridhi Mehra ensemble from her collection, ‘Nazira’. It is "full of three-dimensional, handcrafted crystal embroidery, zardozi, katdana and delicate thread work" as described by the designer. The fabric used is organza and chiffon in bright hues and signature embroidery which is perfect for a bride as well.
Phulkari & Offwhite
This is an interesting usage of phulkari work flaunted by Radhika Madan and Aparshakti Khurrana. Designer duo Sukriti & Aakriti presented their new collection titled Neo Phulkari. Both the outfits have intricate embroidery work on a white base. As described the designers and the showstoppers on their respective Instagram handle, "Neo-phulkari celebrates the renaissance of an age-old craft of Phulkari with a bohemian and modern spin; @sukritiandaakritiofficial’s festive collection celebrates the spirit of unconditional love across generations, translated through versatile, contemporary silhouettes."
Phulkari means ‘flower work’, which has its own unique style of embroidery in Punjab. "While phulkari is deeply entrenched in the cultural fabric of Punjab, it can be translated into a contemporary wardrobe with ease. Reviving, restoring and celebrating the craft in a contemporary way is needed to push phulkari out of Punjab for a wider appeal."
Multicoloured Choli, A 'Sustainable' Piece Of Work
We are loving this ensemble worn by Athiya Shetty which has been designed by Aisha Rao. It is a gorgeous and unconventional multi-coloured sequinned choli with a plunging neckline and full sleeves. She has paired it with a matching flowing skirt. She completed the look with drop earrings and a nude lip shade.
The floral embroidery makes the outfit stand out. The fabric has been made using sock waste, in an effort to promote sustainable fashion.
Athiya took to her Instagram and wrote: “Loved walking for Aisha Rao, who’s collection embodies the importance of sustainable fashion, introducing sock waste as fabric!”
The collection by Rao is called Pastiche, as an ode to Melbourne-born artist Criss Canning’s still life which depicts Australia’s rich variety of flora such as “Banksias, gumnuts, oriental poppies, tamarillos, persimmons and Madonna lilies in bold colours juxtaposed to perfection,” wrote the designer on her Instagram post.
Mira Rajput Kapoor
Mira may not have walked the ramp but she definitely endorsed designer Punit Balana's Muneer collection. The line is an "ode to silence - A collection that borrows from the ideas of silence and hope. Silence that the novel coronavirus brought with it and hope that we are taking with us as an aftermath of this pandemic," as posted by Mira on her Instagram handle.
Mira is wearing a block printed maxi dress with a matching cape in the same print. The set has detailed coin work which stands out as we have rarely seen the usage of coins on ensembles.
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We may have missed the fashion week physically but it was a treat to the eyes online.
It had the works of designers like Aneeth Arora of PÉRO, Punit Balana, Jayanti Reddy, Kunal Rawal, Amit Aggarwal, Urvashi Kaur, Payal Khandwala, Anavila Misra, Sanjay Garg of RAW MANGO, and many more.
Take inspiration from these looks and get your outfits ready for the next wedding you have to attend or for the upcoming festivals like Karvachauth, Diwali and Bhai Dooj.
Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more such looks.