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May 19, 2015

Style Files | Favorites from Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 - Part #2

You've seen the embellished collection that stole my heart, the mango inspired shade that got me drooling as well as the print maker who added summer spunk in the previous post. You've also spotted my designer stall meanderings and fashion week experience. Now for the final part to the series this season, I've saved the best for last which includes Bollywood's brightest stars as well as my overall personal favorite collection. So get set because last is definitely not the least.

Favorite black and white: DRVV by Dhruv Kapoor

Models don achromatic monochrome creations in black and white for DRVV by Dhruv Kapoor on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

When both shades of the dice merge, it's magic - one that an eternal achromatic lover like myself always knows to be true. While Dhruv Kapoor is known for his bare colour palette, I especially like his move of sprucing it up with deconstructed elements, clothing upcycled from other clothing and an androgynous fair with menswear inspired pieces.


Favorite jewellery: Iridescent Space by Valliyan by Nitya Arora

Model wears jewellery with metal and precious stones on her head, neck, arms and waist for Valliyan by Nitya Arora on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

A name in the jewellery world that is known for its statement making pieces, this time was no different for Valliyan. While body jewellery has been taking over since last year; the 'Irisdescent Space' collection takes inspiration from fantastical lands and whimsical galaxies. The futuristic collection showcased layered necklaces, headgear and armlets crafted from precious stones and metals against a backdrop of white.

Model wears jewellery with metal and precious stones on her head, neck, arms and waist for Valliyan by Nitya Arora on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015


Favorite Indian fusion collection:  'A Mirror Affaire' by Ridhi Mehra

Models wear pastel anarkhalis and lehengas with mirror work as Bollywood actor Kiara Advani is the showstopper for designer Ridhi Mehra on the Jabong stage runway at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

Bringing together two ends of the worlds can be confounding but Ridhi Mehra handled it effortlessly. Her collection merged eastern and western influences; seamlessly blending contemporary silhouettes while staying true to her roots. Elements of the Sheesh Mahal was portrayed through motifs, mirror work and aari embroidery all with the femininity of pastels.


Favorite showstoppers: Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor for Kunal Rawal

Bollywood superstars Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor play showstoppers in Kunal Rawal's collection as they take runway with the designer at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

It isn't everyday that two of Bollywood's biggest superstars showstop a fashion show together so Kunal Rawal's show came as a treat. The collection was one of urban inspirations with a touch of Indian elements and included fresh new cuts, embellishment and silhouettes. Shahid and Arjun were trendier than ever for their walk down the runway in arms with the designer himself.


Favorite silhouette: Shift by Nimish Shah  

Models wear skirts, dresses, maxis with loose, flowing silhouettes for Shift by Nimish Shah on runway at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

It was a few years ago when I first laid eyes on Nimish Shah's collection at Shift and even without knowing a great detail, I was besotted. What makes this collection my personal favorite overall at Lakme Fashion Week this season is how wearable it truly is. The breezy dresses, the belted skirts, the flowing hems and somber shades made for an enjoyable collection, one that you would love to step into and get away on a holiday.

Model wears a white dress with buttis with a flowing silhouettes for Shift by Nimish Shah on runway at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015


Favorite print mix: 'Tribe' by Ikai by Ragini Ahuja

Models wear oriental inspired elements with print mixing garments for Ikai by Ragini Ahuja on runway at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

Print mixing can be a daunting task to wrap your head around but if Ikai's collection by Ragini Ahuja makes it look this easy, then I am all in. Inspired by oriental elements, 'Tribe' saw numerous crane motifs, japanese scripts, dots and stripes all coming together in hues of blue and beige with threadwork. Giving this collection a gold star, I most enjoyed how such varied shades, motifs and fabrics intermixed to form such a balanced, delightful collection.

Candice Pinto wears oriental inspired elements with print mixing garments for Ikai by Ragini Ahuja on runway at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File


That's a wrap on one of my favorite times of the year for this season. I hope you enjoyed my picks from amongst the scores of designers as well as my highlights from fashion week. Until the next season comes around, I'm already looking forward to it!

xo
Dayle

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