Flower motifs, bold prints dominate LFW runway
Mumbai: The ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) summer-resort 2014 was high on style quotient with many designers seen experimenting with flower motifs and bold prints in their collection, Saturday.
Anushka Khanna’s collection called “Boom, Boom, Bloom,” made great fashionable music on the runway. The collection was dominated by the flower power motif that was seen on prints as well as embellishments. A photograph of her mother from the 1970s was the inspiration for the moody floral hues.
The designs varied from slips, pyjamas, belted kimono jackets to shorts, wrap dresses and sexy maxis.
Strappy beaded tube dresses, silver embroidered shifts, two toned kimono dresses, metallic skirt and shirt, cutwork shimmering wrap, a dazzling gold biker’s jacket with a khaki jersey gown and a silver striped one-sleeve orange creation were impressive entries.
Making their debut at LFW, designers Zhen and Mossi’s dazzling collection called “Poetry of a Tear” was an ethereal offering. The combination of French designer Mossi Traoré and talented Chinese creator Zhen has presented amazing collections around the world since they met in 2005 at the International School MOD’Art.
Opening the show with graceful French actress Aurelia Khazan, the designs were dominated by hints of blue and bold prints. Draped long sleeved wing collar mini, a plunge neck ruched bodice with kerchief hem, peplum shorts, accordion pleated mini, sheer jacket with shawl collar, translucent jumpsuit over a body suit and the black spiked hem dress were amazing fashion offerings.
Bringing retro oriental glamour inspired by the beautiful Hollywood actress Anna May Wong on ramp, Ashdeen Lilaowala’s collection aptly called “Orient Express” had all the drama, excitement and exotic touches.
Ashdeen opened the show with an ecru sheath with red centre embroidery followed by a white bubble dress with 3D roses strategically placed on the body. Fabrics were luxurious lace, organza, lush crepe, brocade, satin and gold lamé, which were highlighted by cutwork veiling and halter necklines.
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