Summer sarees and some Bridal Pre-Bridal picks – LIFW Summer/Resort 2016

by Namrata Nautiyal
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Saroj Jalan

This is the [last post] in the series of Lakme India Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016. If you have missed any of the previous posts, you can find the link to them below:

Summer is incomplete without insights into what to wear during weddings. While I did cover in details my favorite picks for wedding guest style, I wanted to do sarees entirely separate. Why? Because its hardly common to find designers showcasing multiple options to wear for summer. Usually one would see heavy work sarees showcased on the runway, so for once it was refreshing to see wearable summer friendly options.



Easy flowy fabrics, I am sure by the look of it, these sarees are really light to carry off, perfect summer sarees. Not too much hustle-bustle, these sarees are perfect for newly wed brides who don’t prefer wearing heavy sarees.



Summer Sarees

The better one of the lot, this was probably the best outfit in her collection

I wasn’t too much of a fan of Anushree Reddy’s collection this time, and I know you will agree too with me on this….haven’t we seen better? While I understand whites and ivory are totally in this summer…I still wished if there was some color added to these outfits…would have completely changed the look altogether.



Summer Sarees

I loved the color of this outfit. Without much drama, it still created a statement and is perfect for mehendi night

Her collection was one of the best in the fashion week when it came to pre-bridal and wedding guest options. There was a little something for everyone in here. I loved that her lehengas even though opulent could be worn by wedding guests after as well. Its all about re-usability right? Bonus, the cape style saree made the perfect quirky statement without looking out of place.



Summer Sarees

Are you a fan of the sheer see through fabric running from neck down? I am honestly not sure if its comfortable to wear in summers, what with Delhi touching almost 50 degrees, I am already itchy seeing Jacqueline’s outfit. I did however like the blue outfit…its on the same lines of what Mira Kapoor had worn for her reception…and that’s not too bad. But overall, Manish Malhotra’s overall collection was not his best in my opinion. What do you think?



The one of the only few designers whose collection was entirely about sarees. I personally am a fan of silk, be it of any kind…no matter what age, there is a certain elegance attached to it and some of these summer picks were genuinely good to have in the wardrobe.



Saroj Jalan

How gorgeous and perfectly put outfit is this. I so badly want this. Don’t you?

It doesn’t get better than this. This is what I keep looking for in any fashion show. I mean weddings happen all year round, so why should one wait only for bridal fashion shows to showcase the best of wedding wear. Saroj Jalan’s collection was a dream in Lakme Fashion Week, and probably her collection is what gave me closure and peace. It was perfect to the t.

Special mention to the designers own saree…drool-worthy isn’t it? I fell in love. Instant love. For those of you for whom this is a new name (its a new name for me too), Saroj Jalan is a Kolkata based designer specializing in ethnic and wedding wear.

This show happened to be her debut in Lakme Fashion Week, and I am so glad she is here. She is one designer to watch out. Her collection called “Royal Harmony” was inspired by the rich cultural heritage of India and consisted of traditional as well as classic elegance with contemporary flares and drapes in different kinds of silks.

In her own words – “It is not just the majestic living but every aspect of what was and what India is, which has tinkered our creativity and led us to where we are today. We have highlighted the ensembles with patanpatola and have kept the silhouette line very simple yet very traditional using the vibrant hues of red, mustard, emerald and beige in our collection”



Shriya Som

If you’re looking for alternate fashion options for your pre-wedding function, then Shriya Som had the right outfits for you this summer. Having a cinderella feel to them, I loved the colors of blush pink, and ivory gown. The little floral detailing added the right amount of oomph needed for a pre-bridal outfit.






Source – Vogue, Lakme India Fashion Week

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