LFW W/F 17: Highlights from Day 3

The Day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week W/F’17 saw some vibrant and diversified side of fashion with the fashion legends and tinsel town beauties as their muse.

Inspired by the frescos from the 30 Ajanta caves Gaurang Shah presented his magnificent ‘Chitravali’ with the melodious voice of the legendary singer, Shubha Mudgal. Gaurang blended the beauty of frescos as hand-painted Kalamkari on Kanchipuram silk. The prints recreated the fresco scenes along with images of birds, beasts, and bejeweled animals. The Kalamkari technique was incorporated cleverly on the brightly coloured Kanchipuram silk brocades with the glittering golden borders whose richness was further enhanced by using the Korvai weaving technique ideal for festive wear. He opted for natural dyes obtained from the bark flower and root and the final result was a kaleidoscope of red from pomegranate seeds, yellow from harde, blue from indigo, black by blending iron and jaggery green by using indigo and myno balan for the magnificent colour story.

And then there was fashion Orchestra between Falguni and Shane Peacock with jeweler Farah Khan and that was totally a great fashion story for the audience. It was the space race that inspired the designing duo as they worked their creative magic for the next season’s looks.

Looking at the sky for a futuristic nudge, the pair presented ensembles that could make the wearer the best dressed in the galaxy. Deep toned flowers blossomed or were stylishly charred on the creations; while gold-chromed butterflies flitted over coloured baubles. There was an assortment of signed chrome thorns, lots of Moon dust to match the exquisite jewelry by top jeweler Farah Khan.

Presented by Monaco Tourism, Amit Aggarwal’s collection ‘Monaco from the Heart of Kashi’ has mixed visual narratives from the architecture of Monaco and Benarasi saris. The entire collection was shinier than usual, but his loyal fans will definitely find something to work with despite the felt, velvet, lurex and gold. Sensuous Esha Gupta walked as the showstopper for the designer.


Presented by Reliance’s Project Eve, the collection titled ‘Rahul Mishra for Project Eve’ was truly the biggest hit of the day. With this, Rahul went back to his roots of subtle Chanderi weaves producing a ready-to-wear line that is definitely going to be a dream garment for every bride-to-be this season. And as we observed the runway, few of his clothes were paired with couture pieces. The swirling anarkalis, kurtas – some with backless silhouettes, the kirkita palazzos, Kamal jaal lehengas and the beautifully scalloped dupattas revealed Rahul’s experiments with embellishments. Shraddha Kapoor walked for the designer in a subtle yet stunning embroidered lehenga.

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