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Trends Spotted at Lakmé Fashion Week X FDCI 2023

Parineeti Chopra in Faabiana

Showstoppers and glamour galore, the Lakmé Fashion Week X FDCI show’s narrative saw designers staying true to their signature and taking a unique approach through the lens of design. A+Co notes down the direction of the season with the trends that made waves on the runway. Here’s a recap of the latest edition:

Shade of the Season: Oyster

Ranging from minimalistic to statement-makers doused in embellishments, the oyster shade polarised gold and silver, proving that it can become an ideal starting point for your trousseau and wedding wardrobe curation. Tarun Tahiiliani’s artisanal craftsmanship glistened in the metallic shade, ready to shine along with the roster of red lehengas in the upcoming festive season. The renaissance of the bridal sari was reinstated by the newly-wed Parineeti Chopra in a Faabiana sari and a floor-grazing second dupatta.

Tarun Tahiliani

Swirling in Pearls and Beads

Pearls became the talking point amidst the season of sequins with a game-changing vision. The ornamentation was more dramatic than ever on Tamanna’s showstopping lehenga from Vvani by Vani Vats, honouring the art-inclined choices of the modern bride. On the other hand, Bhumika Sharma brought a contemporary class to the fore showcasing lehengas, floor-length anarkalis overlaid with tonal ivory bead embroidery.

Tamannaah Bhatia in Vvani by Vani Vats

Bhumika Sharma

Prints of the Party Season

Artsy patterns morphed the dark colour palette signaling the party and holiday season choices for the end of the year. Raw Mango imbibed evening energy with innovative textiles that feature prints with an optical illusion and glittering metallics. All-eyes-on-me prints from SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi were highlighted with metallic touches and tassels, perfect for an al fresco tea party or a resort wedding.

Raw Mango

SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi

Draped for Days

From resorts to runways and red carpets, Grecian drapes have been enjoying the spotlight no matter what the season. Flowy fabric manipulation took hold on Shivan Narresh’s showstopper look, donned by Athiya Shetty. Meanwhile, Amit Aggarwal redefined evening glam with a bralette and a curve-enhancing draped skirt ensemble rocked by Janhvi Kapoor that is worthy of ditching the gown for a gala.

Athiya Shetty in Shivan Narresh

Amit Aggarwal and Janhvi Kapoor

Blooming in Winter

Designers revisited the timeless floral, albeit staying away from a summery vibe and refining it for after-dark hours. Mahima Mahajan’s ultra-feminine and voluminous silhouettes in the wispy floral printed fabric were all about her indigenous design language, yet refreshing with the rhapsody of colours like forest green and steel blue. Varun Bahl tapped into the vibrancy with floral printed overalls as well as 3-D cutwork-rendered floral motifs in zoomed-in sizes. On the other hand, Samant Chauhan borrowed inspiration from the delicate nature of glaciers displaying swirling floral embroidery in a tonal palette, adding a touch of minimalistic artistry to the creations.

Mahima Mahajan

Varun Bahl

Samant Chauhan

These running themes of the week are ready to find their way into your closets, courtesy of the design talent of the fashion world. Shop these headling designers at Aashni + Co.