Sunday, April 03, 2016

Posted On 4/03/2016 by Team iCynosure.

The 16th edition of Lakmé Fashion Week held in Mumbai, featured more than 90 designers some of who are the whose who of the industry. I witnessed most of the shows first hand, sitting admits the fashion industry thanks to LYF mobiles who were the associate sponsors. The euphoria of Manish Malhotra who kicked off an elegant opening show, the heritage collection of Gaurang Shah, the ElektroCouture from Berlin showing they edge, bespoke electronic wearable technology to the Emporia collection by Wendell Rodricks to the closing show of avant-garde designer Rohit Bal has made the last four days spectacular. 

With bollywood showstoppers to standout collections, #LFW 2016 also has it’s share of talented young designers who did make a mark on the Indian Fashion scenario right next to the big names in the fashion world. Though I’d love to have a piece from each of the 90 designers who showcased at #LFW, my must-have designer from this years showing are: 

Ka-Sha by Karishma Shahani Khan

Karishma who graduated from London College of Fashion showcased a collection that focused on a form of storytelling. Highly influenced by multi-layered cultures and ever-changing social landscapes, Ka-Sha endeavours to celebrate handcraft in all its forms, adding to the individualistic expression in each product. Through a balance of localization and globalization, matching contrast with harmony and merging art with sustainability, the label aims to re-interpret materials with love from India.

Aiman by Aiman Agha

The design philosophy that the collection by Aiman followed was illustrative exploration, experimentation and expression. The show was an absolute transfusion of sophisticated and meticulously tailored garments with exquisite embroidery and fresh colours. The silhouettes and forms were futuristic with beautiful cuts and bright coloured embroidery. The line 'Recreate’ represented a pictorial documentation of a love sonnet, that emphasised the dainty collection beautifully. 

Just as the week comes to a close, I cannot wait to go back and experiment with my style and inculcate some amazing things I’ve witnessed and captured on my #LYFsmartphones. The Earth element of the phone did not let me down and went on to compliment me and my style throughout the last 5 days of the most fashionable event of the city.

 - Heena

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