Lakme India Fashion Week

India is becoming the latest fashion hub for the fashionistas. Indian designers are no longer confined to the domestic fashion and apparel market; they are gaining recognition and fame worldwide. The various government policies and a boom in the fashion industry have made it possible. One of the breakthroughs provided to Indian designers to showcase their talents is through fashion shows. Lakme India Fashion Show is the most popular fashion show celebration in India, where the skills of already established and upcoming designers are showcased.

This event is a fashion celebration with glamour and national and international media coverage. Lakme Ind,ia fashion week, was held in Mumbai from 31st Oct- 4th Nov. Many high-profile designers and the audience witnessed this fashion fiesta. Famous Bollywood celebrities were part of it.

Eminent designers like Surily Goel, Narendra Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Nalanda Bhandari, Nandita Mahtani, Anand Kabra, Abhishek Dutta, Wendell Rodericks, Anupama Dayal, Vikram Phadnis, Chaitanya Rao, Sanchita, Savio Jon, Payal Singhal, Sanjay Malhotra, James Ferriera, Priyadarshini Rao, etc. presented their spring/summer 2007 collection. Also, the South African designer duo Sun Goddess and Clive Rundle presented their collection.

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Brief descriptions of some designer’s creative work are as follows:-

Nalanda Bhandari

Nalanda Bhandari designs a simple yet attractive and wearable collection named ‘Nasha.’ She named her spring/summer 2007 collection ‘Free Spirit.’ She covered all patterns and styles of contemporary women’s clothing; dress patterns like- tunics, kaftans, tube dresses, skirts, shirts, and burnt gold evening gowns dominated her show. She played with glamorous clad fabrics like chiffon, silk, georgette, voile, cotton, and crepe. Animal prints and embroideries like African embroidery, sequin embroidery, etc, largely ruled her collection. She also presented her men’s collection. She included her logo of rose embroidery in almost every outfit.


Narendra Kumar

The famous designer Narendra Kumar presented his spring/summer collection 2007 at Lakme Fashion Week. The group was named ‘Love Touches You.’ He gave a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary designs paired beautifully. The women’s line of the Western collection had smocked & pleated skirts, balloon skirts with shirt dresses, half collars, bloomers, chiffon with appliqué sleeves, etc., created with the designer’s unique touch and details. The designer preferred cotton, georgette, net, silk, mull, and linen. The collection was unique but wearable in terms of design and pattern.

The men’s collection was very stylish and appealing. Men models walked the ramp with elaborate embroidered batik-styled shirts paired with smart trousers with patch pockets and shiny zippers. The fun element of feminity in male garments was provided by showcasing sophisticated floral printed baggy tops paired with tight-fitting pants and capris. The choice of colors was dull jade, beige, blue, brown, saffron, and white. Complicated embroidery, smocking, appliqué, and shadow work were part and parcel of his creative design. The fun element was when the famous model-turned-actor John Abraham walked the ramp in a white linen suit. Thus, he compiled every bit of creativity and entertainment into his collection, giving him a standing ovation from the audience and a shower of red carnations.

Surely Goel

Surely, Goel is a young and talented designer who designs for film personalities. Her latest creation on the big screen was for actress Preity Zinta for the film ‘Jaan-e-Mann.’ Her collection presented the carefree and sensual side of women’s clothing. This year’s collection was marked by knee-length georgette skirts, crochets, chiffon, light silks, and organdy, highlighting pleats and waist gathering with satin belts. Also, single-piece bubble outfits are created in various colors and fabrics. In this time’s collection, she used more small colored stones.

The presence of film personalities like Dino Morea, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari, Fardeen Khan, Sameera Reddy, and Tara Sharma in the audience during her collection put the star element in the show.

Chaitanya Rao

Chaitanya Rao’s collection was like an early morning breeze with booming petals of budding roses. The delicate fabrics like georgette and chiffon provided that sexy feminine look to her collection. As her signature, she included moth in embroidery or appliqué in all her garments. The models took over the ramp with her mesmerizing feminine group comprising of hem blouses with theme embroideries, pleated mini skirts with batik prints, moth appliqué blouses, long frayed double hem dresses, pale grey chiffon tunics, cream color chiffon bubble dresses, dolman sleeved hipster blouses, the list goes on. To accessorize her collection, she used thin and broad belts.


Sanchita’s collection presented in Lakme Fashion Week was bold yet wearable. She divided her collection into three segments- Punk Chic, Copacabana, and Swinging Deco. The stunning designer pieces of bikinis and pareos, Hawaiian-inspired kaftans, small balloon skirts, floaty dresses, and minis provided the feeling of the beaches of Copacabana, St. Tropez, and Riviera to the audience. Her collection was quite glamorous, consisting of grey T-shirts with silver leggings, lycra T-shirts with sleeve ornamentations, and strapless dresses accompanied by necklaces, earrings, and brooches.

The men’s collection was marked by casual wear T-shirts, poplin trousers with detailed embroideries, and white tuxedo jackets.

The garments were decorated with semi-precious stones or with attractive patchwork. Colors like white, apatite, agate, jade, opal, and black onyx dominated her collection line. The garments were accessorized with intrinsically crafted jewelry and bags.

Savio Jon

This designer emphasized the comfort factor of the garments heavily. Savio Jon is well known for his simple yet attractive clothing lines, high on value and seductive quotient. Unlike other designers, he preferred his garments hanging loosely around the body instead of body-hugging/tight-fitting clothes. He used free-flowing fabrics like a fishnet, mul, chiffon, georgette, and crepe.

Pinafore silhouettes, long, lean maxis, oversized blouses, deep shoveled armholes, and low back and front necklines were some types of garments he presented. In evening wear, he glamorized the tubular silhouettes with shimmers. The ranges of colors chosen by him for his collection were beige, grey, brown, black, pale yellow, and white. Thus, the colors were also sober and subtle.

Payal Singhal

Payal Singhal, for the first time, presented her collection at Lakme Fashion Week. Her designer collection for women was designed considering today’s working women’s needs and comfort level. Stylish yet affordable were the key elements associated with her group. She beautifully used cutwork, satin, georgette, jacquard, tulle, cotton, crepe, taffeta, brocade, and seersucker in club and partywear for dresses and tunics. Her display of outfits on-ramp descended gracefully from daywear to glamorous evening wear. She started showcasing oyster-white color designs, then tea rose, yellow, coffee, watermelon to grapefruit color. Display of tunics and blousons were coupled with melon, gold, or silver tights. The signature outfit was the oyster-white kaftan embellished with golden embroidery.

Sanjay Malhotra

Sanjay Malhotra named his spring/summer 2007 collection -‘ Dejavu.’ The key phrase which inspired him for this collection was -Life through my rose-colored glasses. Instead of sticking only to free-flowing usual feminine fabrics, he experimented with materials like fur, leather, voiles, denim, suede, and laces, which were highly appealing to today’s power-packed independent women. The beautiful mix-n-match of these fabrics in sober and striking colors presented a bold enough collection yet stylish and wearable. A few of the many outfits displayed by him were an ivory-colored mirror jacket with chiffon sleeves, a colorful corset skirt accompanied with a net dress, a tunic with a fur edge, etc. His collection was for the woman who likes to seek the crowd’s attention and be different.

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