Highlights From Day 3 Of The FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week 2021
All the action from day 3!
On day 3 of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week’s 5-day extravaganza, fashion houses upped the glamour quotient with a series of high-octane, opulent collections. Bright and bold florals, exaggerated ruffles, layers of tulle, corset-styled blouses, intricate textures and patterns were amalgamated with a palette of striking hues like scarlet, hot pink, tangerine and sunflower yellow. Femininity was celebrated through various styles and personal interpretations, connected with a common thread of elegance.
Powerhouse designer Masaba Gupta presented the first-ever drive-in show in Mumbai. With all safety precautions in place, the guests witnessed the magic of ‘Masabaland’ from the security of their cars. The colourful runway riot opened with a model dressed in a beige printed jogger set, styled with a Gen-Z approved bucket hat and fanny pack. After a number of street-style friendly pieces, it transitioned to Masaba’s classic series of resort wear. Flowing kaftans, breezy separates, and printed saris for the label’s forever loyalists.
Perfect for the OTT bride, Suneet Varma’s collection fits right in with his ‘more is more’ aesthetic. Rightly named as 50 Shades Of Happiness, the line exempted a kaleidoscope of colours. Spotted: gradient lehengas with a splash of heavy surface ornamentation teamed with magnified blouses bearing extravagant ruffles and layers.
Nidhi Yasha’s collection titled The Gypsy Wife effortlessly married the concept of bohemia with Victorian-era inspired silhouettes. Think corsets and puffy sleeves paired with layered skirts and silver chunky jewellery. The designer also experimented with lots of indigenous textiles for that additional oomph of textures and patterns.
In complete contrast to the other presentations of the day, p.e.l.l.a’s fashion film was an understated detox with all things minimalistic. Set across a serene backdrop, the collection focused on breathable silhouettes, draped in a simple no-fuss manner. Breezy, anti-fit dresses in all-whites with a hint of pastel further contributed to the designer’s less is more mood.
Gauri & Nainika
Known for their floral obsession, Gauri & Nainika presented a line of dresses, gowns and summer frocks in varied size of printed flowers, further elevated with distinct shades like cerulean blue, charcoal grey and sage green. Light-weight layers, ruffles, smock details and frills were bounded together in a seamless botanical collection.