After three days of elegant and sophisticated ensembles, the latter half of Day 4 sprung forth a youthful and playful flavour at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 in Mumbai.
Young designer Nishka Lulla took the lead with western wear in pretty tones like ivory, glacier grey, ice blue, classic blue, strawberry pink, almond, and Marsala.
Working with flirty silhouettes, Lulla presented a host of garments like high-waisted shorts, widelegged capris, racer back tops and short blouses teamed with silver sneakers. The use of sheer material with an iridescent touch was strong, as seen in the pleated maxi skirts with playsuits visible underneaths and bomber jackets. Pretty dandelion embroidery and flower embellishments added a hint of girly-ness to the ensembles.
In keeping with the overall theme of the show, actress Kalki Koechlin playfully walked as the showstopper, tossing flowers at the audience from a bouquet. The pretty star sported a white bustier with a short top that boasted 3D florets, slashed flared widelegged pants and silver sneakers.
Karisma Kapoor, on the other hand, resembled a Russian doll in a strapless blush pink gown with a billowing skirt that flaunted rows of flowers in increasing size by designer Neha Agarwal. A pretty diaphanous cape with flowers on the border and neck added a delicate finishing touch to her look.
Neha Dhupia, meanwhile, kept it ethereal in a highcollared tent-shaped white maxi dress, with gold embroidery on top, teamed with a sleeveless sheer overcoat.
Adding to the summer love, designer-duo Pankaj & Nidhi drew inspiration from Turkey’s traditional Iznik pottery to showcase a variety of chic styles like pencil dresses, high-waisted shorts, wide capris, off-shoulder necks, assymetrical skirts, bell sleeves and crop tops. As for the guys, designer Kunal Rawal presented a double treat with not one but two showstoppers and two different design sensibilities – a collection comprising both Indian and western casual wear.
The show began with heartthrob Arjun Kapoor lending his swag to the ramp while actor Shahid Kapoor ended the show with his dark look.
Ending the day was celebrated couturier Suneet Varma who transformed the mood and the stage with eight chandeliers and four pillars. His bridal wear collection clearly targeted a younger audience, with shorter cholis, deeper necklines and midriff-bearing lehengas. The collection comprised everything from sheer net saris, lehngas and shararas to kalidars, trousers, capes, tube tops and even shorts-with shiny Swarovski crystal work and floral embroidery in shades of blue, dull gold, sindoor, fuschia, copper and black.
Actress Nargis Fakhri walked as the runway bride in a crystal studded red lehenga-choli set with an embroidered dupatta.