Jajaabor & Shahin Mannan Jajaabor and Shahin Mannan’s Collections: A Vibrant Blend of Indonesian Unity and Infinite Fashion Possibilities. Jajaabor’s collection brought an exuberant and colorful energy to the runway, aimed at showcasing two unique aspects of Indonesia: its national motto “Bhinekka Tunggal Ika (Unity In Diversity)” and the untouched marine biosphere of Nusa Tenggara. The designs beautifully fused both aspects into a cohesive whole. Meanwhile, Shahin Mannan’s “Circle” collection celebrated the limitless possibilities of fashion through the timeless and powerful symbol of the circle. The outfits were characterized by their fluidity, versatility, and elegance. The stunning showstopper for the night was none other than Zeenat Aman, who not only stole the show but the entire night.
Anushree Reddy & Punit Balana Mythical Inspiration and Rajasthan’s Textural Delights: Anushree Reddy and Punit Balana’s Collections Grace the Runway. Anushree Reddy’s collection, “Ahilaya,” drew inspiration from the mythical apsaras of ancient times, and to complement the theme, Bollywood’s very own “Apsara,” Sushmita Sen, graced the runway as the perfect showstopper. Punit Balana’s collection, “Utsav – A Celebration of Rajasthan,” showcased the beautiful textures of the Kalbelia community through a range of men’s and women’s wear. The gorgeous Sara Ali Khan turned heads as she walked down the runway in a stunning red ghagra paired with a beautiful blouse and a heavy dupatta, stealing the show with her grace and charm.
Disha Patil & Annu’s Creation Floral Symmetry and Pastel Hues: Disha Patil and Annu’s Creation Shine on the Runway. Disha Patil’s collection, “Hasu,” revolved around the intricate patterns formed by flowers in nature, with a focus on their symmetry. The designs were inspired by this theme, and Diana Penty added the perfect amount of glamour as the showstopper for the collection. Meanwhile, Annu’s Creation showcased a variety of delightful pastel hues, with Tara Sutaria taking center stage as their showstopper. The beautiful lehengas featured intricate patterns and work, bringing back an old-world charm to the runway.
Abhishek Sharma & Ritika Mirchandani Coral Reefs and Structured Shoulders: Abhishek Sharma and Ritika Mirchandani’s Collections at the Runway. Abhishek Sharma’s collection, “Coral Reefs,” takes inspiration from the mesmerizing beauty of the underwater coral reefs. The color palette of the collection is derived from the serene tones of pearls, shells, fluid aqua, shades of corals, and pink pearls. Meanwhile, Ritika Mirchandani’s collection, “Faire La Fete,” caught the eye of many for its structured shoulders and free-flowing capes. Parineeti Chopra added star power as the showstopper, wearing an off-white blouse, high-slit skirt, and a long open jacket for the designer.
Arpita Mehta Summer Vacation Outfit Goals: Arpita Mehta’s Colorful Collection at Lakmé Fashion Week. Arpita Mehta’s collection brought a fun and vibrant range of colors to the runway, giving us major summer vacation outfit goals. The color palette was an exciting mix of toasted orange, acid yellow, sage green, and coconuts that truly brought the summer vibes to life. Adding to the heat was showstopper Shanaya Kapoor, who looked stunning in a bright and sleek yellow saree.
Namrata Joshipura Futuristic Fashion at Lakmé Fashion Week: Namrata Joshipura’s Collection. Namrata Joshipura’s collection took the ramp by storm with its futuristic fashion looks that included bold prints, unique textures, and vibrant colors. The collection was a true fashion revolution. However, what truly stood out for me was Athiya Shetty’s show-stopping appearance in a stunning purple pantsuit, leaving us all mesmerized.
Monisha Jaising Monisha Jaising’s collection dazzled the runway with its glam factor. The intricate embellishments and luxurious designs proved that sometimes, more is indeed more. The collection blended poolside resort glamour with couture to create the perfect summer wardrobe. Taapsee Pannu was the showstopper and looked stunning in a red embellished gown that stole the spotlight.
JJ Valaya JJ Valay’s collection, JJV.Kapurthala was a journey back in time, inspired by his forefathers’ travels across the world. The designs were a beautiful blend of their experiences and small nuances, while the gold masks added a unique Schiaparelli touch. Meanwhile, Rashmika Mandanna stole the show in a stunning metallic saree, with her bold and chic makeup look. All eyes were on her as she walked the ramp.