Fashion weeks are something I have always looked forward to as far as new trends, styles and even colour palettes are concerned. With their always being enough media coverage of the fashion weeks I never really felt the need to attend the fashion weeks. But, The Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai just has a charm, maybe owing it to being the oldest in India too.
As a Blogger I felt the need to be more present at such fashion gatherings & finally I got my lazy backside out of Pune & went to Mumbai to attend LFW! Before going for Day 2 I anyway was keeping a general track of what designers were showcasing on what day. Day 2 for that matter was dedicated to Indian Textiles. So, the first & most important thing for me especially as a blogger was to dress apt for the day at the LFW.
Wearing a Raw silk top & flared Anokhi pants was a little different from what I would normally wear for a day-out but then you all know how much I have been loving doing the whole fusion or boho styling off late! Giving my look a total geek twist were my all new round glasses with the red frames.
Flared pants- Anokhi
Tassel Earrings- Pipa Bella
Hand Harness & Spectacles- Style Fiesta
Satchel Bag- Michael Kors
Sandals- Zebba Shoes
Met a few fellow bloggers, stylists, friends from TIGI (who infact were doing the Hair Do’s for the shows) & even designers I’ve associated with earlier. Had a little wine and enjoyed the Mumbai breeze at the Terrace Garden at St. Regis. Caught the designer Gaurang Shah’s Show in the evening.
Gaurang Shah has been a very known designer at the Lakme Fashion Weeks and has been showcasing for a few years. this time Gaurang Shah’s collection was called ‘Calico’. Calico is his homage to the printed, cotton fabric that’s said to have originated from Calicut in the 11th century. Gaurang’s weavers used 120 count fine khadi and the tree of life is woven using jamdani technique. The saris and the gowns are bereft of embellishments, with the jamdani weave doing all the talking. Keeping with the idea of Calico, the saris and gowns play to the vintage theme. Gaurang refers to the 1920s in his use of motifs, colours and detailing with box prints. The 12 saris will be draped in royal styles of 12 states.
For me in short the collection was all out vintage with ruffles, flares, big skirts, midi hemlines & even the hair was very vintage with the curls & victory rolls! I had an absolute blast during the show with Manasi Scott’s live music throughout he show 😉 The most amusing thing was to see Carol Gracias gracing the ramp with her baby bump in total ease.
Take a quick look at the Gaurang Show at the LFW ’16 from my eyes↓ (Don’t forget to Subscribe to The Style Chair Channel on YouTube)
The Lakme Fashion Week 2016 was a great experience in all respects and I hope all you readers can once just experience it too.
Be Yourself & Shine On ❤