Fashion Week FDCI x Lakmé kicked off on a high note this October 2022 with top-knotch and gen-next designers showcasing their masterpieces. Needless to say, each design showcased was a visual treat to the fashion fanatics. There was an abundance of various shades from reds to neons, classics that were reinvented and craftsmanship that will leave you spellbound. There were designers who went high on shimmer and there were others who kept it minimal with ready-to-wear outfits.
But out of all, here are the trends that stood out:
- Monochromes were embraced!
In this year’s LFW, ace designer Shahab Durazi made his return to the runway after 12 years with the Black & White collection. We also saw designers like Abraham & Thakore, Shantanu & Nikhil and more presenting their classics through the language of the blacks, greys and whites. From gowns & lehengas to sherwanis and everyday fashion, monochromes became everyone’s favourite.
- Statement jackets were a hit!
Crop jackets, gilded blazers to oversized cover-ups, the runway saw it all with designers like Saaksha Kinni, Somya Goyal and Aseem Kapoor. Each design was surely a conversation starter
- Sustainability prevailed
This year, the runway saw creative solutions coming from brands where they have managed to turn things around for fashion. There were designers like Somya Goyal who designed outfits with a trans-seasonal perspective, Stoïque presented intention-based clothing which included khadi and naturally dyed garments. By reusing textiles and plant dyes, ‘re-‘ produced a range of traditional Indian silhouettes, some of which were hand stitched as well as hand embellished.
- Reds of various tones painted the runway
Ochre to crimson, ruby to burgundy, reds dominated the runway. Designers like Gaurang Shah showcased stitching in gara, kasuti, aari, chikan, and Kutch combined with rich and traditional weaves.
We also saw designers like Nachiket Barve showcased their festive collection which included heavily encrusted, embroidered lehenga in shades like Magenta.
- Curvy & confident
This year designers taught us not to hide our curves but to flaunt it instead. This time around, Designers seem to have understood that there is a need for styles that suit every body type – be it too thin or the plus size!
In all, the Lakme Fashion week gave us ample inspiration to experiment with our style this festive and wedding season. From colour palettes, embellishments to silhouettes, there is something for every occasion and for everyone!