Its not a summer fashion week if there is no white in the collection. This times Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 had some gorgeous simple traditional wear that had a mass appeal. From sarees, to anarkalis, kurta lehenga format and more, there was a range of outfits styles showcased by the designers.
My favorites this year were Gaurang Shah and Tarun Tahiliani. Both their collections were exceptionally beautiful. While Gaurang Shah’s collection was all about whites and gold in muslin fabrics, Tarun Tahiliani was inspired by the Mughal summers, showcasing color of whites with coral reds, pinks and finally moving to darker shades like black.
Check out some of the favorites:
# Gaurang Shah
The collection titled Muslin, showcased about 40 ensembles in white, with a hint of gold and silver or both. From chikankari embroidery to Parsi gara work, kota weaves to jamdani, there was something to cater to everyones needs. The collection consisted of ghararas, shararas, anarkalis with lehengas, floor-length kurtas, saris, and more. White on white was the main theme of the show.
# Tarun Tahiliani
“The Mughal gardens are a spring of freshness and lightness, of pared down finesse and restraint — which have been used in the elegant draping and delicate chikankari. As dressing in the day becomes more casual, the collections move more towards evening wear. The Spring Summer collection aptly titled ‘Chashme Shahi’ has clothes that have an element of fantasy and romance.” – Tarun Tahiliani (Verve Magazine)
“Sheer light textures and lots of layering — a Tarun Tahiliani trademark embodies the feeling of a summer breeze. Delicate hand-painted and raised floral embellishments are spread throughout the collection, while minarets and inlay work-inspired graphic prints and geometric patterns are used to create the illusion of depth.
Mughal arches and architecture details translate into patterns on zardozi and gara embroidered bridal wear. Arabesque jaal detailing on blouses and borders perfectly offset heavily embroidered lehengas.” – Tarun Tahiliani (Verve Magazine)