Rohit Bal creates magic on the runway – LIFW Summer/Resort 2016

by Namrata Nautiyal
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Rohit Bal

Browsing through Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 was a good one day affair. No kidding seriously. There were tons of designers who showcased their work over 6 days of fashion madness, and truthfully after sitting in front of my laptop for a good 4+ hours, I was kind of waiting where it would all end.

But as they say…save the best for the last…Rohit Bal’s collection which was showcased on the finale of LFW was undoubtedly the best show of the week. The entire collection was drool-worthy with something for everyone’s liking.

Rohit Bal

Isn’t this outfit every bit worth a showstopper look?

The show was held at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. I am so jealous. I cannot believe I have walked day in day out in that campus for years, and that’s where they have a fashion show, let alone Lakme India Fashion Week Finale !! *cries to sleep* But anyhow, the show was great as I read it, and see it…and you guys should totally check out the collection. Other than a few that I didn’t like…there were seriously like one or two like that….the rest of the show was fantastic!

The show started off with an all white theme, slowly mixing the whites with grey and then rust gold. The looks were pristine, and it goes with the hottest summer color this season…white ! Its finally in trend, and I am not complaining. Sober, simple yet elegant I honestly wish I had his entire collection in my wardrobe…hehe…ok, enough of my dreaming.

Rohit Bal

I love, love the fact that floor length capes are in fashion. Feels super empowering and batman like 😀  I have been searching for the perfect cape since months, and the closest I have come to find is an all black chiffon cape from AND (I think). I really really hope capes like in the last row, come to be within affordable budget. What say?

Which one do you like better? White on white or the brown gold mix?

P.S. What is this color shade? Apologies for being really bad with this. If anyone can correct me, do let me know…and I’ll accordingly change the words. But for now, it stays brown-gold  🙄


The collection was called ‘Koroshini‘ which translates to illumination where the designers main agenda was to show subtle and gentle grace. From his collection, you can tell that he’s totally nailed it. His entire collection is so inspiring, and versatile. Be it weddings, any ethnic affair or just to keep as another ethnic addition to the wardrobe, his collection was to die for in this fashion week.

The entire collection was made out of organic fabrics and the long jackets, anarkalis were crafted on pure hand spun silks and rich silk velvets. I especially loved how one could make the outfit look opulent, and at the same time downplay the opulence by simply taking off the long jacket. Works for multiple occasions then, right?

The outfits are good for wedding guest style as well as to keep as trousseau pieces. Something that can be worn not just in summers but all year round…I loved how one can totally justify to invest in any of these pieces. They are totally saleable 😀

Rohit Bal

What is there to not love in this outfit. Cape on a saree. Yes please. One of my favorites from the collection

Best cape in the world award goes to the picture above !


From pure whites, ivory to gold and then blues and black…the collection came to a full circle with some serious gorgeousness stored for the end. For those of you who have a penchant for darker shades even in summer, this is for you. The embroidery, the colors everything stood out that much more vibrant on velvets and each piece henceforth in this post was truly worthy of a showstopper look.

Rohit Bal

Thinking of trading your wedding lehenga for this one for your reception. I know I sure would !

Rohit Bal


Source – Vogue, Lakme India Fashion Week

Which look was your favorite from his collection?

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