From Saif and Kareena’s dark hues to Shahid and Mira Kapoor’s handwoven ensembles, BlackBook gives you the best seasonal trends for your summer wardrobe
A frenzied fashion storm took over social media this weekend, as Kareena Kapoor Khan closed Lakmé Fashion Week’s summer/resort edition, dressed in an experimental black couture dress for Anamika Khanna.
Kareena Kapoor Khan isn’t the only celebrity still lingering on our Instagram feeds, 48 hours later. Bollywood A-listers like Sushmita Sen, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Karan Johar, Shahid and Mira Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kalki Koechlin are among the glittering list of showstoppers who dominated the ramp this year.
Lakmé Fashion Week’s five-day extravaganza set the clothing and make-up trends for 2018. These are our favourite runway trends for the upcoming vacay and destination wedding season.
Anita Dongre’s Songs of Summer, inspired by a summer garden in full bloom; and Aarbee by Ravi Bhalotia’s MidSummer Wreath collections are perfect for a summer wedding. Anushree Reddy’s Pink ‘The Navy Blue Of India’ celebrates the delicate hue, and features peachy pink sherwani suits for men too.
You can’t go wrong with black and white. From an eclectic pant-suit combination from Aikeyah’s Yin & Yang to indo-western garments from Shantanu & Nikhil’s Tribe, monochrome hues are can stand out in the summer season.
Reimagining the Indian saree
There’s nothing more powerful than a well-pleated sari, trust us! These ace designers reimagined the Indian saree for the millennials. Anita Dongre showed us a new draping style that highlights the blouse. Shantanu & Nikhil and Label De Belle presented unique sari-and-pant combinations. We’d definitely wear what #GirlBoss Malaika Arora’s wearing here to a corporate event.
Sexy athleisure and boho chic:
While Narendra Kumar’s The Fake showcased a collection of fun, lets-conquer-the-world athleisure, Verandah’s easy-breezy bohemian collection, called Verandah Cruise – T91, featured flowy dresses and palazzos. In bright shades of turquoise, orange and pink, they come decked with quirky peacock motifs. We loved Verandah’s use of Kolhapuri chappals on the runway. Millennials, #Vacay wardrobe sorted, right?
Of stripes and socks:
Saaksha and Kinni’s Forza brought alive the spirit of Gujarat, using bandhani and batik with dark floral combinations. Striped billowy skirts, maxi dresses, micro minis and flowy capes and conflictingly bright socks turned many heads at the show.