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Lakmé Fashion Week X FDCI 2024 Highlights

The iconic Lakmé Fashion Week X  FDCI ’24 ushered in a wave of excitement as a myriad of summer-ready and vacation-inspired looks graced the runway. Beyond the traditional floral printed lehengas, the trends showcased an innovative fusion of modernity and tradition. While 3-dimensional embroideries to contemporary hybrids reinstated their prowess in the fashion realm. Breezy dresses and co-ords took centre stage, evoking a sense of wanderlust and vacation mood for the sunny season.

Gaurang Shah

Closer To Our Culture

Gaurang Shah brought the essence of Holi to the runway with handwoven sarees and lehengas adorned with Gulal, showcasing the beauty of traditional craftsmanship. JJV. Kapurthala concluded the day with occasion wear featuring intricate prints handcrafted in sustainable trademark fabric made in Indian R|Elan, highlighting the importance of eco-conscious fashion. Artfully imprinted silhouettes inspired by the Nizami era with exaggerated flare and sharp textures made a bold statement in Rajdeep Ranawat’s showcase.

Gaurang Shah

Gaurang Shah

JJV. Kapurthala

JJV. Kapurthala

Rajdeep Ranawat

Rajdeep Ranawat

Thoughtful Chartoppers

The Sustainable theme witnessed a masterclass in thoughtful and trans-seasonal glamour, with Inca presenting wanderlust-evoking co-ords and light layering pieces. Chola hosted a glamorous 5 o’clock tea affair serving trans-seasonal styles, while Urvashi Kaur showcased the power of clever co-ords and breezy dresses, epitomizing the effortlessly chic style quotient .

Inca

Inca

Chola

Chola

Urvashi Kaur

Urvashi Kaur in Chola

Modern Bridal Statements

Sara Ali Khan effortlessly stole the spotlight, captivating onlookers in a delightful lehenga crafted by Varun Chakkilam. Meanwhile, Malaika left everyone spellbound as she gracefully closed Anushree Reddy’s show, donning an ethereal floral lehenga ensemble as the designer reiterated her signature style. Rakul Preet exuded sheer elegance in a Ritika Mirchandani creation, flaunting an ultra-glamorous thigh-high slit skirt and bustier. Itrh presented a slew of high-shine styles on the runway, bringing in A-game glamour with cocktail-ready silhouettes.

Sara Ali Khan in Varun Chakkilam

Sara Ali Khan in Varun Chakkilam

Malaika Arora in Anushree Reddy

Malaika Arora in Anushree Reddy

Rakul Preet Singh in Ritika Mirchandani

Rakul Preet Singh in Ritika Mirchandani

Itrh

Itrh

The Cutting Edge Quotient

Gauri and Nainika wowed with their signature floral prints infused with bold jewel tones and sparkling embellishments. The AK-OK showcase was all about globally-savvy silhouettes, spruced with embellishments and innovative cuts. Similarly, Shantanu & Nikhil’s showcase of ‘You’ left a lasting impression with its dark palette and leather stripes, leaving attendees longing for more.

Gauri and Nainika

Gauri and Nainika

Tripti Dimri with Shantanu & Nikhil

Tripti Dimri with Shantanu & Nikhil

Shanaya Kapoor in AK-OK

Shanaya Kapoor in AK-OK

In a nutshell, the culmination of looks showcased at the fashion week was a spectacle of cutting-edge designs and captivating narratives.