9 Lakme Fashion Week trends you need to adopt this summer


9 Lakme Fashion Week trends you need to adopt this summer

For a stylish summer

By Shweta Gandhi  February 5th, 2018

Lakme Fashion Week trends from the recently-concluded Spring Summer 2018 edition are just waiting to take over our summer wardrobe. While lightweight feel-good fabrics like organza and tulle in pretty pastel shades dominated the runway at designers like Anita Dongre, Shyamal and Bhumika and Anamika Khanna, muted and neutral shades were the go-to choice for bridal wear that was seen at Kotwara, Jayanti Reddy and Ridhi Mehra.

Metallic colours had a big moment, as did statement belts. And if you thought only winter was for layering, designers Dhruv Kapoor and Nishka Lulla prove you wrong. We picked out 9 leading Lakme Fashion Week trends that will ensure you have a stylish summer, starting right now.

Lakme Fashion Week trends to adopt this summer:

Statement belts

Belts were styled with saris and dresses to accentuate the waist for a structured A-line look. Here, it's worn over a sari gown at De Belle.

Rara Avis
Tahweave
Shantanu and Nikhil
Shantanu and Nikhil
Dhruv Kapoor
Padmaja
Bows at the back of blouses

Many designers like Anita Dongre and Payal Singhal added a dainty bow to the back of a blouse. As seen at Amoh by Jade.

 



Amoh by Jade
SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi

 

 

 

Anita Dongre

 

 

 

Shyamal and Bhumika

 

 

 

 

Payal Singhal

 

 

 

Layered ensembles

Summer layers were all the rage — and no, we're not talking about jackets or trench coats. We're talking about wearing your dress on top of a shirt. Here, Dhruv Kapoor styles a sequinned dress over a striped shirt with sheer cuffs and a ruffled neck.

Nishka Lulla
Nishka Lulla
Saaksha and Kinni
Urvashi Kaur
Tahweave
Metallic hues

Whether it was Rara Avis' shimmering dress perfect for a brunch date or Tarun Tahiliani's golden gown ideal for a reception, metallic hues were omnipresent, proving that this colour can work for day occasions too. Here, the model wears a metallic top over a shirt dress. As seen at Amrich. 

Bloni
Manish Malhotra
Ka-Sha
Rara Avis
Anamika Khanna
Urvashi Kaur
Hemang Agrawal

 

 

 

Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani
Organza pants

This summer, replace your heavy denims with lightweight fabrics like organza for an easy-breezy vibe. As seen at Amrich.

Shyamal and Bhumika
Anamika Khanna
Shirts as a blouse

Experiment with your sari and lehenga and pair it with a shirt for a contemporary look. And if anyone questions your style, point them towards Padmaja, Ridhi Mehra and SVA. Here, a shirt is worn with a sari at Padmaja.

SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi
Ridhi Mehra

Kotwara
Shantanu and Nikhil
Kotwara
Label Ritu Kumar
Tulle skirts

This summer is all about lightweight fabrics in pastel shades, which is why tulle skirts were ruling the runway at a multitude of designers like Anita Dongre, Payal Singhal, Kotwara and Shyamal and Bhumika. Here, Anita Dongre styles it with a deep v-neck blouse and a jacket.

Shyamal and Bhumika
Payal Singhal
Kotwara
Ashwini Reddy
Muted bridal ensembles

Vibrant colours like vermilion, fuchsia and tangerine are being replaced with muted and neutral tones like white, off-white and pastel shades. Here, Karisma Kapoor stuns in a pastel green and pink lehenga choli set. 

Kotwara
Shyamal and Bhumika
Ridhi Mehra
Jayanti Reddy
Jayanti Reddy