LFW 2017: Know inspiration behind designers' collection
(10 months ago)
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 17 : Lakme Fashion Week has always been one of the most anticipated events where top notch fashion designers showcase their collection.
Here are some of the details on designers and their collection.
-Designer Name: Masaba Gupta
Collection Note: Inspired by Himalayan Orchard Pure, Masaba's collection this season is aimed at a girl's trousseau or a destination wedding in the tropics the collection is a perfect pick for the millennial bride.
The subtle Sakalava tribe face paintings alongside the bountiful orchard gardens serve as a canvas for our prints this season. Linear grass prints and all over abstract foliage and floral buds in fluid strokes are brought to life through colour on colour pigments and digital prints.
The line centres around progressive Indian wear featuring outfits with a contemporary and fresh take on tradition such as flowy anarkalis with caped backs and corsets, clouded silk dresses with knots flowing through seams. The fluidity and the timelessness of the glistening & pure Himalayan river serves as an inspiration for our silhouettes.
Intricate embroidered embellishments with tinges of gold and silver accents is inspired by the rich flora and fauna with exquisite & rich shades of grass grazed green, unclouded blue, fruity berry red and peach that dominate the festive palette are drawn from the harlequin orchards of Himalaya.The nonchalance of the Madagascar tribes and the mystique of the Himalayan orchards play a pivotal in the inspiration of the collection that bustles with feminine bow tops paired with drop crotch dhoti's donned with a patchwork cape with a riot of rich colours. Plush silks peppered with gold thread work details and splash of sequins reflecting the purity of moist dews, gives tradition an unconventional upgrade.
-Designer Name: Sonam Modi & Paras Modi
Label Name: SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi
This season SVA takes inspiration from the Chinar trees of Kashmir. These trees celebrate the heritage, culture & love of Kashmir.
The hundreds of chinar trees planted in the Naseem Bagh by the Moghuls symbolizes the romance of the royals.
Twisted and curled by the vagaries, these trees create a beautiful landscape in autumn with hues of true red, rust, amber & midnight blue.
This collection picks up elements & motifs from the valleys of Kashmir and merges it beautifully to create bespoke pieces for our W/F'17 collections.
Sheers, velvets and silks dominate this collection. Intricate motifs such as chinar leaves and Himalayan bulbul are translated onto outfits with elaborate hand embroidery techniques and prints.
Detailed silhouettes are brought to focus which makes this collection apt for the winter weddings. For brides we have embellished jackets, intricate short kurtas teamed with draped pants, handcrafted lehengas and saris.
For grooms, SVA will be introducing an interesting line of cascade jackets, jodhpuris and embellished velvet dupattas.
-Designer Name: Anushree Reddy
Label Name: Anushree Reddy
Collection Note: The beloved princess of Hyderabad & daughter in law of the celebrated Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nizam Of Hyderabad. She was considered the Kohinoor of Hyderabad, born in Istanbul and lived in three different countries over her lifespan as royalty. She was ranked amongst as the most fashionable and glamourous princess during the 1940s. Our Winter Festive 2017 Collection draws inspiration and celebrates the life of Princess Niloufer.
Drawing inspiration from the beautiful princess of Hyderabad, Niloufer. This season experiments with soft fabrics, color palette and texture technique recreating the classic styles of the bygone era. Pure silk, organza, chiffon and delicate embellishment are our focus point in the Niloufer collection, which celebrates the glamourous life of the princess.
Taking inspiration from the European style as it was the birthplace of the princess Niloufer and embodying it with the rich Nizam heritage and embroidery. This line celebrates "Niloufer" in all her glory.
-DESIGNER NAME: Rishi Mehra Sekhri
LABEL NAME: Ridhi Mehra
Ridhi Mehra AW17 with its understated prints, takes inspiration from the Beguiling beauty of the ornate interiors of Islamic domes.
Witness a new take on prints and embroideries with innovative techniques such as printed handmade fabric strips woven together, bugle beads embroidered together to create a jaali, scallop print patching, fringes and alluring metallic & fabric tassels. Some of the interesting embroideries used are laser cutwork in leatherette with metallic highlights, small all over butas with laser cut mirror effect sheets and tonal leatherette laser cut patching on prints. The embroideries beautify the demi-couture silhouettes handcrafted in plush Chanderi silk, pure silk, Pashmina, satin, suede and net.
The garments are structured in construction yet are fluid with a lavish and indulgent vibe. The unique combinations, re-imagined silhouettes and innovative overlays have created a breathtaking line of fine occasion-wear. The colors chosen for the season are midnight black, ivory, champagne, millennial pink, rust orange, slate grey and red.
-DESIGNER NAME: Abhishek Paatni
LABEL NAME: Zero.zero
This collection belongs to all those people who go through their daily hustle in style. These people are the kids of the street who participate in the street culture despite the restrictions of society, money and time.
Street Alpha is engineered for people who seek comfort, utility and fun while going through their daily routine. The collection includes long line tees, hoodies, sweats and bombers in fun colors and fabrics like suede, polyester mesh, French terry, jersey, cotton and parachute.
-DESIGNER NAME: Jayanti Reddy
LABEL NAME: Jayanti Reddy
Jayanti Reddy's winter Festive 2017 collection draws inspiration from Byzantine fashion that was worn during the Roman Empire. You will see silhouettes which are relatively conservative that concentrate more on color, pattern and rich fabrics Deep hues like smoky grey, rich mustards and striking blacks will take over the ramp.
-DESIGNER NAME: Arpita Mehta
LABEL NAME: Arpita Mehta
"Midnight Muse" is a sensuous yet festive collection. The beauty of this collection comes from the amalgamation of two opposite moods.
Soft and fluid fabrics such as Silk chiffon, Tabi silk and georgette have been used to create feminine silhouettes.
A special print inspired by the lotus has been created which also, is an integral motif in our embroidery, which mainly consists of different types of thread work.
3D Applique thread & sequin embroidered birds make for a unique addition, like an accessory to the garments.
One can witness a mix of fluid silhouettes along with beautiful embroidered jackets in this collection.
-Designer Name: Divyam Mehta
Label Name: Divyam Mehta
Collection Note: THE BLACK MONK
• "When you're pouring water, just pour water" the way of the monks is simply to become a part of the act. This very meaning has served to inspire and experience the crafts and its processes. The complete look seen throughout the collection is interpreted from the distinct layering and draping styles of the Buddhist Monks.
• A monk's kasaya (clothing) usually consists of three layers namely antarvasa (covering the lower body) uttarasanya (covering the upper body) and samghati (final layer Robes). In addition to this some of them also wear a waistcloth (belt). Effortless style of the Monks adopted in fine fabrics. We reinterpret the dressing style with draped layered skirts, wide leg monk trousers, wraps and robes that have a lot of fluidity.
• The Black Monk collection also takes inspiration from the artworks of French artist Jean Degottex to imagine these happenstance, spontaneous designs, dipped in innovative techniques. The garments feature predominantly black and cement grey to harmoniously form shibori patterns and block prints. Dating back to 8th-century Japan, shibori is the Japanese art of resist dyeing, which is the binding, clamping or gathering of cloth to skillfully dye and decorate cloth. The technique was also used in Africa, India and South America. The collection also features textural handloom wool and matka silks Bengal kantha and thread embroidery to add on to the texture of the textiles.