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Top Designer Dresses from Lakme Fashion Week Winter 2014

From the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week’s Winter Festive 2014 edition, here are my top picks of beautiful Lakme Fashion Week Designer Dresses. These designer dresses created by some of the best Indian designers. I have picked each style because I liked the colour, styling, detailing or the look presented on the ramp. You have my comments in the caption for most of the dresses.

I initially started creating a post to pick out the top 10 dresses only, but soon realised that with so many amazing dresses that this is not going to be possible! Ive classified the photos by the day on which they were presented to make it easier for you to look for specific designers, in case you are interested.

Days 0 – 2 at Lakme Fashion Week

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Opening Show by Amit Aggarwal – Lakme Fashion Week
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Opening Show by Amit Aggarwal – Lakme Fashion Week
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Opening Show by Amit Aggarwal – Lakme Fashion Week
Day 0 - Masaba Gupta1274146_10152211457580936_6561506780417934505_o
Opening Show by Masaba Gupta – Lakme Fashion Week
Day 1 - INIFD Gent Next - Facebook22
Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week from the INIFD Gent Next show
Day 1 - INIFD Gent Next - Facebook55
Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week from the INIFD Gent Next show
Day 1 - Show 5- Rizwan Byeg + Zara Shahjahan + Sania Maskatiya - Facebook4
At Lakme Fashion Week – Show by Rizwan Byeg + Zara Shahjahan + Sania Maskatiya
Day 1 - Show 5- Rizwan Byeg + Zara Shahjahan + Sania Maskatiya - Facebook33
At Lakme Fashion Week – Show by Rizwan Byeg + Zara Shahjahan + Sania Maskatiya
Day 2 - Show 1 Debashri Samanta + Divya Sheth + Sayantan Sarkar_files10265369_10152215061860936_8692682665060279263_o
At Lakme Fashion Week – Show by Debashri Samanta + Divya Sheth + Sayantan Sarkar
Day 2 - Show 2- Anavila+ Purvi Doshi + Sashikant Naidu - Facebook38
Anavila+ Purvi Doshi + Sashikant Naidu show at Lakme Fashion Week
Day 2- Show 5- Marg by Soumitra + Vaishali S - Facebook12
Marg by Soumitra + Vaishali S show at Lakme Fashion Week
Day 2-Show 3- Prama by Pratima Pandey + Pinnacle by Shruti Sanche - Facebook40
Prama by Pratima Pandey + Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti show at Lakme Fashion Week

Days 3-4 at Lakme Fashion Week

Day 3-Show 1- Papa Don't Preach + Ikai + Quirk Box - Facebook 2
Papa Don’t Preach at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 3-Show 2- Aartivijay Gupta + ILK + Tanya Sharma - Facebook3
Aartivijay Gupta at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 3-Show 2- Aartivijay Gupta + ILK + Tanya Sharma - Facebook16
ILK at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 3-Show 3- GAURANG + EKRU - Facebook28
Indian Designers Ekru at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 3-Show 3- GAURANG + EKRU - Facebook37
Ekru at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 3-Show 8- Taj Mahal Tea presents Anita Dongre - Facebook21
Anita Dongre’s Collection at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 4-Show 1- Mrinalini Chandra + Anushree Reddy + SOUP by Sougat - Facebook51
Sougat Paul’s Collection at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 4- Show 4- Lovebirds + POCO & JACKY - Facebook19
Lovebirds + POCO & JACKY show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 4-Show 2- DRVV + HUEMN + JADE - Facebook44
Collection by Jade at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 4-Show 3- Nupur Kanoi + Payal Singhal - Facebook39
Nupur Kanoi + Payal Singhal show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 4-Show 6- Himalayan presents Shantanu & Nikhil - Facebook1
Shantanu & Nikhil show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 4-Show 6- Himalayan presents Shantanu & Nikhil - Facebook35
Shantanu & Nikhil show at the Lakme Fashion Week

 

Day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week (Grand Finale day)

Day 5-Show 1- Megha Garg + VERB by Pallavi Singhee + Sonaakshi Ra - Facebook16
Megha Garg + VERB by Pallavi Singhee + Sonaakshi Raaj show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 5-Show 1- Megha Garg + VERB by Pallavi Singhee + Sonaakshi Ra - Facebook21
Megha Garg + VERB by Pallavi Singhee + Sonaakshi Raaj show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 5-Show 1- Megha Garg + VERB by Pallavi Singhee + Sonaakshi Ra - Facebook31
Megha Garg + VERB by Pallavi Singhee + Sonaakshi Raaj show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 5-Show 2- Nakkashi presents Vikam Phadnis - Facebook2
Vikram Phadnis show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 5-Show 3- Priyadarshini Rao - Facebook25
Priyadarshini Rao show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 5-Show 4- Armaan & Aiman + Farah Sanjana - Facebook5
Armaan & Aiman + Farah Sanjana show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 5-Show 5- Reliance Trends presents Varun Bahl - Facebook6
Varun Bahl show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 5-Show 7- Arpita Mehta + Ridhi Mehra - Facebook46
Arpita Mehta + Ridhi Mehra show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 5-Show 7- Arpita Mehta + Ridhi Mehra - Facebook3
Arpita Mehta + Ridhi Mehra show at the Lakme Fashion Week
Day 5-Show 8- Lakme Absolute Grand Finale by Manish Malhotra - Facebook16
Manish Malhotra show at the Lakme Fashion Week

 

Phew! What an amazingly fascinating journey and to live it again through these pictures is fascinating. Like my selection? don’t like it? Tell me – send me a note or put down a comment!

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Sougat Paul’s Contemporary Collection at Lakme Fashion Week AW 14

Indian Designer Sougat Paul's collection at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014

Sheers, Florals and a splash of colour in the Sougat Paul collection from Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 14 – a lot of interesting styles!

Sougal Paul is a designer from Mumbai in India and is one of the younger designers on the ramp. He launched his label in 2010.

The designer’s collection was a good mix of very different styles. Some of the casual separates looked very good – like the floral printed pants and the cropped tops. The longer length evening dresses were my favourite though – very stylish.

Sougat Paul also included some sheer jackets and shirts that are just perfect for the season. These can be combined very nicely with other colourful pieces.

Specifically for brides, I think that the evening dresses are perfect for reception and evening events. These are unique and stylish – perfect to make a stylish entrance. The shapes appear to be more suited for smaller body types, but I think that some of the styles could be very universally suited for people of all body types.

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Anita Dongre at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 14

Anita Dongre has to be one of the most talented Indian designers out there. Her collections are exquisite and the pricing is just right. She is the must have designer for any bride looking to shop for her wedding.

In fact, i’d even say that guests and family members should look at Anita Dongre’s Bridal Collections because they are absolutely stunning. The colours, the detailing, everything is just in the right balance of creativity and commercial(ity).

I loved the use of unusual colours in her styles. Everyone is used to seeing Red, Pink and Yellow on brides, but this designer has taken bold steps and used Black in a way that is elegant and could certainly be considered by a bride.

There were also the traditional colours including midnight blues and rani pink’s. A lot of interesting separates on the ramp made the collection quite interesting for me. Vests and jackets could be picked up separately and worn in combination with say an anarkali or a salwar suit.

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Anita Dongre's collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2014

Anita Dongre's Indian Bridal collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2014

Browse more stunning outfits by Indian bridal designers here!

Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai – Winter Festive 2014 – Part II

So here is my second instalment from the Lakme Fashion Week (you read part I of the post, right?) ! The glamour continued on the ramp, but I had expected more. A lot of the big name bollywood stars that you’d normally expect to see at the Lakme Fashion Week were not necessarily present. A curious phase.

All the same, the clothes have been absolutely fab and I am loving every minute of the shows and the pictures that are being posted by Lakme Fashion Week officially (my source of the pictures).

The shows from this post that I really liked were Anju Modi and Sanjay Garg. Each of these designers created something very magical on the ramp, for different reasons.

Sanjay Garg

The fabrics used and the styling were very simple and exquisite. I especially loved the fact that there was no attempt to do too much, like designer’s sometimes do, but there was a confidence in the collection. The strength that this confidence adds to the styling cannot be easily described.

The colours were perfect for an Indian Wedding Dress – rich tones, brocades and a lot of splashes of gold – very important for me 🙂

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Sanjay Garg at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 edition
Sanjay Garg’s Collection at Lakme Fashion Week

 

Anju Modi

I loved Anju Modi’s collection. So effortlessly elegant and chic that it made me drool. The styles and the detailing were absolutely amazing, as is to be expected from a senior designer like Anju Modi. The colour scheme was perfect I think – very different and unusual for an Indian Bride, but exquisite and beautiful all the same!

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Anju Modi on the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014

Bollywood Glam

Konkana Sen Sharma at Lakme Fashion Week
Konkana Sen Sharma
Shriya Saran at Lakme Fashion Week
Shriya Saran
Chitrangada Singh at Lakme Fashion Week
Chitrangada Singh

 

 

Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai – Winter Festive 2014 – Part I

The Lakme Fashion Week is underway in Mumbai in India. Yet another fashion week I hear you say? It certainly is one more, but it’s exciting because Mumbai and this fashion week has been the hot-bed of Bollywood and the stars.

The designers from Mumbai, both who show there and the ones that are from there, are usually very well connected with the Bollywood stars and they get the stars to walk on the ramp for their shows. The show stoppers get as much attention as the clothes on the ramp!

This year, some Pakistani designers have also participated in the Lakme Fashion Week. A very welcome step, and one that got some beautiful styles to the Indian ramps. I love both types of designers, so for me this was very exciting!

The themes generally were very floral oriented. This did not make too much sense for an Autumn Winter collection, but certainly the styles are perfect for SS 15. Here are some of my favourite pics thus far – I have tried to balance the bridal and the non-bridal collections, since I LOVE bridal fashion but do have an interest in fashion obviously!

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Pakistani Designer Zara Shahajan at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 Pakistani Designer Zara Shahajan at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 Pakistani Designer Zara Shahajan at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014

More from Lakme Fashion Week to follow soon, keep reading!

BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 – Part II

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the long delay in posting, but I had to get some things organised at home. Here is the second instalment from India Bridal Fashion Week. This post covers day 4. The shows were again awesome and the collections were stunning.

I like colour and am usually include a lot of colour in my everyday dressing, but I have to say that the colours on the ramp in the JJ Valaya show were superb! Such nice combination of colours and presented in such a lovely way on the ramp – very refreshing to see. So i’ll start this post with some pictures of the lovely Sarees and Lehengas in the JJ Valaya Show at the India Bridal Fashion Week.

JJ Valaya's Styles at the India Bridal Fashion Week
JJ Valaya
    Meera Muzzafar Ali are designers for their brand Kotwara – it’s a brand that is rooted in tradition and offers very classic cuts. I like some of their styles, but not all. One style that stood out on the ramp for me was this one because of the overall look, not necessarily because of the clothes. But that is my personal preference and not necessarily a reflection on the quality of their collection.
Meera Muzzafar Ali at India Bridal Fashion Week
Meera Muzzafar Ali
          My absolute favourite from Day 4 has to be by

Indian Designer Jyotsna Tiwari

          . Her style was so nice and light, perfect for the summer! The colours were in pastel shades – very much on trend. The

bridal lehengas

         and the bridal sarees were truly spectacular!

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We love Indian weddings!

BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 – Part I

The 2014 India Bridal Fashion Week has started and has been sponsored by BMW this year. You’ll see from the pictures that the show had a lot of cars, as the sponsor made sure that they got the maximum bang for their buck!

The clothes, as one expects from a Bridal Fashion Week, were absolutely gorgeous and stunning. The designers who showed their collections include Gauri and Nainika, Tarun Tahiliani (my favourite), Raghvendra Rathore and some more.

Here are some of the pictures from the first two days of the India Bridal Fashion Week. I am not sure of the designers of these, but these are the styles that stood out for me and really made an impact on me.

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These are some pictures from the Tarun Tahiliani show that I really liked. His styling and presentation is so unique and beautiful. I love it!

Tarun Tahiliani at India Bridal Fashion Week
Love the Presentation and Drama

 

Beautiful bridal clothes from India Bridal Fashion Week
Beautiful styling and colours
Tarun Tahiliani - BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014
Unique styling for men

Just wait for part two!

 

Shehlaa by Shehla Khan at Lakmé Fashion Week 2014

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