Style Files | The best of Lakme Fashion Week winter festive 2014

Last weekend was every fashionistas favorite time of the year. No, not Christmas or sale season - it was Lakme Fashion Week! It is an event that needs no introduction, especially after we at Style File enjoy covering it live every season so this time around, Mumbai's favorite fashion week took it up another notch. With the fantastic LFW Apartment to catch our breathe in between shows and the wonderful stylists at Tigi sprucing us up to look our best every second, this was definitely the hottest place to be at.

Of course, what took the cake was the the very purpose of fashion week itself - the fashion! From attention grabbing prints to a musical extravaganza during a show, the designers shone bright and I'll be bringing you the very best collections that stole the show!

Shehlaa by Shehla Khan


The collection exuded romanticism and everything feminine. With delicate fabrics like velvet, tulle and lace used in flowing skirts, cropped blouses and peasant sleeves, the collection was dreamy and something only fairytales are made of. Pastel tones complimented the effect of the collection and Shruti Hassan, looked flouncy and sweet, a showstopper that was made for the collection.

An Ode To Indigo by Priyadarshini Rao

As the name suggests, the collection revolved around blue and indigo tones like that of turquoise, jade and cobalt. Taking on a relaxed nature, I enjoyed how wearable the collection is. The asymmetrical hems, relaxed fits and loose silhouettes are the perfect example of desi chic and would make the perfect pick for a hot summers day.

Mystical Nuit by Ridhi Mehra

Ridhi Mehra's collection reflected the beauty and mystery of the night sky as it kept with the theme of the moon and stars along with a palette of blues, blacks and a hint of sparkle. Lisa Haydon exuded just that vibe as the showstopper in a navy and silver gown.

Found and Lost by Suhani Pittie 

Suhani Pittie's collection spoke of jewellery that was held close to the heart. Innovation was key as the jewellery took a variety of forms such as armlets, cuffs and body chains in copper, brass and acrylic among others. Displayed on achromatic tones of white and black, the jewellery was the showstopper in itself.

Mille Fleurs by Neha Agarwal

Debut designer Neha Agarwal was a breathe of fresh air. With embroidery and mirror work, the palette was the just needed pleasant pop of colour for the winter season. The usage of authentic Indian fabrics in contemporary pieces upped the chic quotient in this collection and was definitely one of my favorites this season.

Himalayan Couture Collection by Shantanu and Nikhil

The collection by Shantanu and Nikhil imbibed the fluidity of water of the Himalayas and brought that to life in their clothing. Opulent and rich, the gold work of brocade and silks were the fabrics of choice on a rich palette of colours with each look being accompanied by unique head gear and masks. An attractive feature of the collection was the draping carried out and it brought to life a contemporary take on a saree and gowns of the collection. 

Chandelier Chic by Farah Sanjana

With an aura of elegance, the collection used the classic achromatic shades of black and white. With the theme of a chandelier print used throughout, the usage of sheer fabric and panels made for a chic and modern collection.

Diffusion by Varun Bahl

The most glamourous of the season, Varun Bahl's collection brought to life metallics, floral motifs and ruffles that were present throughout. Pieces like cropped tops, peplum blouses and draped jackets brought a sophisticated and modern air about it. A trendy zipper detail was a feature on skirts and jackets throughout the collection. Priyanka Chopra stole the show with a textured bob and metallic jacket.

Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File

Which was your favorite designer this season?

xo Dayle


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