The Exciting Day II of Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016

The second day of Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festival 2016 was a busy affair which had the audiences in an awestruck stupor. With Sustainable Fashion and Indian Textiles being the theme of the day, intrigue and anticipation was in the air; by the end of the day, on-lookers were in a state of gratified elation for the show was everything they expected and more.

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Celebration of home-spun weaves and environmentally conscious fashion are not new prerogatives in Indian Couture. But with the LFW 2016, these concerns assumed fresh perspectives in the creations of young, dynamic designers. The show was kickstarted by the Made in Assam show which treated its audience first, to a traditional Assamese dance performance and later, to some indigenous styles and fabrics. This was followed by a showcase of the masterpeices woven by the women of the bodo tribe, in an NGO funded initiative called Aagor by ANT Crafts.

With such powerful displays sparking off incredible sartorial splendor, subsequent shows sought to keep the flame burning and how! Sari-lovers had some happy brilliant displays to look forward to with Anavila and Anuradha Pegu's distinctive collections with unique fusion of fabrics and layering. In terms of heroing handlooms, two collections – Planet Love by The Small Shop and Loom in My Mind by Padmaja Krishnan - made quite an impression and garnered great reviews.



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But it was not all about textiles, but innovative, sustainable fashion too. Numerous designers used home-produced fabrics to fashion clothing that could be worn by ordinary folk and not just the runway. Alan Alexander Kaleekal’s collection presented conventional silhouettes and fine tailoring that the girl-next-door would feel great in. Pranami Kalita’s collection also found the right balance between edgy and wearable, with the stylistics having an East-West fusion quality.



Pranami

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Though all designers managed to win appreciation for their phenomenal contributions to the promotion of sustainable fashion and Indian textiles, some showcases were memorable for more than this. Hemang Agrawal’s collection, which used zari or metallic yarn for complete outfits as opposed to just fine detailing, was innovative with a strong never-before-done appeal.


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Kallol Datta’s fascinating collection, with her typical baggy forms, intense colours and quirky prints is also worthy of mention. And the youthful outfits from Preeti Verma’s The Runway Bicycle, inspired by professions of a bygone era, were chic and androgynous in a refreshingly subtle way.


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All in all, there was much to be seen, experienced and admired on the second day of this iconic event. From the theme of the show to the design concept of each collection, there was an inexorably appeal for an Indian audience. Lakme’s Winter Fashion Festival became an inexorable curator of fine fashion productions once again indeed. 

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 Day 2 was all about Sustainable Fashion and Indian Textiles.

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