Fashion

Lakme Fashion Week | Day 1

Ah! The Lakme Fashion Week; days when Fashion roars to it’s full glory.
The #5DaysofFashion fiesta takes place twice a year and recently, it marked its beginning for the Autumn/Festive event. If you saw people, dressed up insanely good, rushing to St. Regis, Mumbai between 16th-20th August 2017 then chances are they were headed to this glorious event. Since, the passes and entry are a bit tricky, not everyone gets the chance to go to LFW. However, I will try my best to sell my LFW experience to you through my words. Let’s get started!

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I couldn’t sleep the entire night. FASHION WEEEEEKKK! Last time, I was invited for just one show at LFW Summer Resort and this time, I was going for all the 5 days! (felt really happy about this upgrade).

For day one, I was called for the Saaksha and Kinni show at 12 pm but fate had something else in mind. Because of a road block, I wasn’t able to make it for the show in time. However, I stayed back and waited for the designer to come to her exhibition stall and luckily, got the chance to talk to Saaksha herself about her Winter/Festive collection 2017.

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It was hard to believe that this was their debut collection. Definitely the next rising stars! To explain Saaksha and Kinni in their own words;

Freedom and surrender. Logic and emotions. Intensity and tenderness. Strength and love. We at Saaksha & Kinni have always been fascinated with the perceived ideas of masculinity and femininity, of how we carry each in varying ratios within us. And through our designs, we imagine these ideas into styles that would tell your personal story. Driving inspiration from the singularly homegrown technique of using dulled metal sheets woven through intricate threadwork, our constant endeavour is to give the ridiculously handsome karigari from our country, a distinct global voice. But we do it our way. The embroidery takes on a darker, edgier mood; the prints pack a punch without sacrificing their restraint; the colours run deep; there is a tinge of whimsy; and the old world badla makes a new-age appearance. The woman Saaksha & Kinni’ — the label — creates for is unafraid to explore her feminine-meets-fierce side, all the while keeping it luxe boho. Nothing’s unassuming here. It’s layered, enigmatic, even at times surprising. And yet comfortable, playful, and easy. Quite like us. Quite like many women we know

 

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About my outfit:

I wore a Arrow shirt, borrowed from my male friends closet and I even took his Zara belt. Why? Well, I wanted to promote this idea via it; He wears, She wears, who cares? Let’s be the generation which embraces gender fluidity- and a new freedom to live, behave, and dress exactly how you feel.  

For the rest of the outfit, I wore Forever21 Jeans and to accessorize it, I chose oxidized choker, layered necklaces and rings from Pipa+Bella. The shoes were from Forever21, too. Oh, and I also added my cool, Bobby Deol-from-the-80s shades.



Epic Moments Roundup:

 

The simplicity in Label Ritu Kumar’s Festive/Winter 2017 collection.

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Masaba Gupta, occasion and bridal wear this season with her collection ‘Madagascar’. 

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Pop of colors by The Meraki Project.Meraki-2

And, the Lakmé Absolute Grand Opening for winter/festive 2017 by Sanjay Garg. Set against the romantic, newly-revived Royal Opera House, Mumbai.

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That was it for Day one. To be honest, the Glam part of the Lakme Fashion Week doesn’t attract me. I mean, I do get excited when I spot a celebrity but I get more thrilled when I see something which is thought provoking and artistically genius or anywhere close to it. And, I see such “something” almost every minute at Lakme Fashion Week. Be it in the form of street styles, the collection by designers, the presentations or, just the chance to talk about fashion, art and life in general with amazing people.

Stay tuned for Day two post from LFW.

 

Love always,

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