How to dress in 2018!

1: Non-sustainable fashion is SO last year

Anita Dongre


For the 13th edition in a row, Lakme Fashion Week dedicated an entire day to Sustainable Fashion.

But the fact that the idea is fast getting mainstreamed was evident from the collections of major designers like Anita Dongre and Rajesh Pratap Singh, who even experimented with new fabrics that are eco-conscious.

Now there are no excuses to opt for fashion that harms the environment.


2: Every bride is wearing ivory and gold

Ivory lehenga

Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff/com

A nude palette dominated by ivory was clearly the go-to colour for the designers this season

Ivory was also a popular choice for more casual collections like those by Amoh by Jade.

And Anamika Khanna did an entire collection titled ‘Reinventing Nudes’.


3: Monochrome mania

Black and White


From GenNext designers to celebrity designers like Narendra Kumar and Shantanu and Nikhil, fashion at LFW was dominantly black and white this season.

Jayanti Reddy went a step further and named her collection Life in Monochrome.


4: Of pinks and blues

Nidhhi Agerwal Lakme Fashion Week


Anushree Reddy dedicated an entire collection to the colour pink.

Gaurang Shah titled his collection Neel.

And the entire spectrum of both palettes popped up on all days of LFW SR18.


5: Silver is the new gold

Karan Johar Falguni Shane Peacock


Silver is so in that filmmaker Karan Johar dyed his hair in the hue for the Falguni Shane Peocock collection.


6: Flower power

Anita Dongre flowers Lakme Fashion Week


Colours come and go, but flowers are clearly eternal.

Anita Dongre drew inspiration from a ‘garden of flowers’.

Agami got ‘Lost in the woods’.

Julie Shah presented a ‘Gulab Baug’.

Ravi Bhalotia created a ‘Mid Summer Wreath’.

Flowers also emerged in prints, embroidery and embellishments across collections.


7: Are you layering?

Lakme Fashion Week


Designers Punit BalanaGaurang Shah,and Pooja Shroff were among the designers who highlighted layers for this season.


8: Why go fuss free?

Lakme Fashion Week


Tassels, scalloped hemlines, ruffles: The fussier the better seemed to be the mantra.

Anamika Khanna and Shriya Som went to town with the ruffles.

Manish Mahotra could not get enough of tassels for his Inaya collection.

Jayanti Reddy and Reshma Kunhi felt scallops deserved another season.


9: Slicked back hair

Lakme Fashion Week


The slicked back hair is a thing now.

The look made repeated appearances throughout the five days of fashion, including on the showstopper at the grand finale.


10: More is now less

Kriti Sanon Lakme Fashion Week


From the silhouettes to hemlines and the drape of the dupattas, most designers leaned away from showing skin, which isn’t a bad fashion trend for the harsh Indian summers.

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