Lakme Fashion Week is always a huge deal with regard to the Indian Fashion scenario. With the LFW Winter/Festive 2015 shows ending just last week, we picked out 14 trends from the Lakme runway that you can totally have in your closet.
1. Head to Toe Prints – Quirky all-over prints are big this season. Think lots of colors coming together to create intriguing prints. Many designers like Kristy De Cunha, Masaba Gupta, Siddharth Bansal and Urvashi Joneja showcased to-die-for statement prints any girl would want to own. Opt for light and pastel shades to keep it subtle and stylish, if loud color prints are overwhelming to you.
2. Dhoti Pants – The one trend that stood out on the LFW runway was the stylish dhoti pants. From a cropped knee length to chic ankle lengths, these were everywhere. You can pair them with cropped tops, short kurtis and even maxi tops that open down the front.
3. Monochrome Prints – This is another trend that seems here for the long haul. It was one of the biggest trends this season and many designers like AM:PM, Ilk, Payal Singhal, Tarun Tahiliani amongst others showcased a lot of monochrome. It is very easy to carry off the trend. Just remember to add some color with your shoes, accessories or even your lipstick to keep the outfit interesting.
4. Gold – And the “new black” for this season is Gold. Gold embroideries on white or black made for the most amazing festive outfits. While Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla went all out and made flapper style gold dresses, designers like Ritu Kumar, Gaurang, Anita Dongre and Sonal Verma had a more minimalist use of gold. If you are not someone who loves too much bling, wear gold accessories instead. A statement neck piece, sequinned bag or a golden belt or even matte gold shoes will add to your outfit.
5. Sheer – The runway featured a lot of see-through fabrics this season. Designers like Namrata Joshipura, Nikhil Thampi and Monisha Jaising used a lot of sheer in their collection. If you’re not willing to go too daring, you can always opt for tops and dresses with sheer sleeves and backs.
6. Kimono Capes – From long colorful capes to monochrome floor length kimonos, they are all really big right now. The best part is they hide the extra flab and make you look oh-so-stylish. The collections of Arunima Majhi, ILK and Sreejith Jeevan saw a lot of kimono style jackets.
7. Floral Textures – It seems like florals will never go out of fashion. Be it spring-summer or autumn-winter, you will always looks good in pretty florals. Designers like Nachiket Barve, Neeta Lulla, Narendra Kumar used florals liberally in their collections.
8. Candy Pastels – Loud colors are out the window this season and so are neons. Bid them adieu and bring home pretty pastels instead, especially for your ethnic wear. Try to wear two to three pastel shades at the same time to add life to your look.
9. Stylized Saris – As usual, many designers tried to redefine the sari by bringing palazzo pants, dhoti pants and even churidaars into the picture. From AM:PM to Ritu Kumar and Swati Vijaivargie, designers did wonders with the classic sari. You can definitely go for a stylized sari look this wedding season!
10. Slit Sleeves – Buy yourself an outfit with slit sleeves, if you want to be in the running for Fashionista of the Year! It is one of the most prominent trends this season. Designer Anita Dongre, Ridhi Mehra and many others featured this trend in their collection. Avoid it altogether if you have way too skinny wrists.
11. Maxi Tops – Maxi tops were seen dominating the runway this season and will make it big soon on the streets. The best part about them is that they can be worn by women of any shape and size, with any style of pants and will always look stylish. Designers and brands like AM:PM, Antar-Agni, and Sangria had the maxi top trend ruling their collections.
12. Layering – Designers like Sreejith Jeevan, Swati Vijaivargie, and [Ka][Sha] amongst others, featured the layering trend predominantly in their collection. Just remember not to go too overboard with it, otherwise you will end up with a bulky look.
13. Earthy Neutrals – Subdued shades were seen everywhere this season, and predominant among them were earthy neutral tones. Colors like light browns, greys, and black are really ruling the ramp, if collections like Antar-Agni and Stephany D’Souza are anything to go by.
14. Monotone Outfits – Dress yourself in one color from head to toe this season, because the monotone trend is on the rise, especially when it comes to festive traditional wear.
Tells us in the comments section below what you thought of this season’s Lakme Fashion Week collections!