The digital-first fluid season of one of India’s biggest fashion weeks paved the way for designers to design and curate collections that are a remedy to this preposterous year. While some stuck to minimalism, some took over to express fashion in grandeur. The season-less edition of Lakmè Fashion Week 2020 witnessed models walk the virtual ramp against thematic backgrounds taking the showcase of fashion a notch higher. What made it extraordinary was the emphasis given to sustainability! There were some inspiring, mood-lifting, and unique creations that will find a place in the upcoming festive season. Read on to take a note of 5 trends that you should watch out for this season.
- Return of the handicraft techniques.
The timelessness of a handmade or a hand-crafted piece lures every eyeball that it catches, be it jewelry, home decor, or clothes. This Lakmè Fashion Week the designers brought forth the spell of handicrafts that India is well-known for. From Sukriti and Akriti’s presentation of Phulkari, to Gaurang’s exquisite use of Chikankari, Kantha embroidery and Ikat work. The glory that these sheer crafts added to the work of designers, gracefully amalgamated traditional with the modern.
- Less is more- the philosophy behind bridal wear.
Choosing your wedding attire is a perplexing task. While some brides want to make it bold, some opt to keep it minimal. For years bridal wear is looked at as an exaggeration, but off-late brides make a statement in low toned ensembles, as they are more comfortable, and appealing. The biggest fashion showcase was all about minimal bridal style this year. It witnessed JADE By Monica and Karishma’s EK Taar lehengas to Jayanti Reddy’s red attires decorated with subtle embellishments, Lakmè Fashion Week 2020 gave compelling options for the brides-to-be.
- Geometrical patterns.
Geometry was a strong element in the digital showcase of fashion. Amit Aggarwal, Hemang Agarwal, and Kunal Rawal’s collections had strategically-cut silhouettes, symmetrical patterns, and carefully calculated geometrical embroideries. Pankaj and Nidhi, used the seamless patterns which boasted their party ready ensembles. Whereas, Kunal Rawal’s collection had French embroidery in geometrical patterns.
- Sustainable Fabrics.
The impact that the fashion industry has on the environment needs reversal. While the world is dealing with the ‘now or never’ situation, a green lifestyle is more than important to follow. And the designers at the Lakmè Fashion Week put forth their designed collections using eco-friendly fabrics. Malai, used natural fabrics made from mature coconuts as an alternative to leather. Dhatu Design Studio, for their men’s collection made the use of eco-friendly textiles.
- But, not without jewels.
Be it the want to keep it basic, or bold- hoarding onto jewel stones is the best bet. Be it the Amit Aggarwal’s metallic threads in plum, violet, an fuchsia shades, or Rimzim Dadu’s bottle green, or Sunaina Khera’s sunshine yellow, head-to-toe jewel vibrancy is a must haves.
Evidently, this year’s Lakmè Fashion Week, is first of its kind. Be it format-wise, thought-wise, or collection-wise. You definitely need to check out the awe-inspiring collection of the great Indian designers that it beholds, and add some of your favourites for the season, be it on any level of grandeur.