l shared a round up of day one at Lakme Fashion Week yesterday with lots of fashion secrets and upcoming Asian fashion trends this Autumn which you all loved. Well, as promised here’s your second daily dosage of fabulous Asian fashion and trends even before they are in the magazines. You can’t say l don’t spoil you ;) enjoy fashionistas!
Divya Seth bring together the long flowing frocks and seamlessly incorporates embroidered jackets. The peak of Autumn elegance wouldn’t you say?
The secret of the Divya Seth look is starting with an Autumn toned jacket with detailing on the front. To spice it up like Divya just create a frock you can wear underneath or buy a printed viscose/linen piece with collars - Zara’s perfect for it and add a scarf or jacket that compliments the piece nicely.
Pinnacle Shruti Sancheti
Pinnacle Shruti Sancheti uses bright colours with a rich fabric which seems to looking as if it’s floating and gives it that umph you normally which you had in a party outfit. The quality of the fabric and colour fusion in Pinnacle Shruti Sancheti’s garments carry the bright Indian look and feel beautifully.
The cherry on top is the wonderfully Indian patterned tailored jacket tops.
The statement pieces and secret of this outfit is the unique Indian fabric to create the jacket tops. With minimal detailing brown waist belts and two layered dangly necklaces to become the bell of the ball.
Rouka Shreejith Jeevan
Rouka Shreejith Jeevan magically transforms fabrics into Autumn/Winter fashion wants! Yes, in other words l want it! The designer has produced garments perfect for individuals who are not a fan of bright and garish colours.
The floral patterns and autumn leaf art work strokes combined with innovative design gives it that high fashion luxury touch.
The secret is to be innovative with Autumn colour floral or leaf fabrics and try a fusion of creams, beiges, black and browns!
Sayantan Sarkar created more of a modern spin with traditional Indian colours however, fashion techniques used were different to as we have seen with other Lakme designers. For instance, Sayantan Sarkar had a consistent logo print through out the collection.
I admire the uniqueness of the garments; we wouldn’t necessarily find on the high street but not afraid to work with a more traditional palette and move it to the 21st century designs.
The secret here is not to forget your roots and even recycle your old fabrics or clothes from South Asia and transform into something you would wear today in Britain.
Soumitra Mondal graced the runway with a chic yet gorgeous cream, pale pink, peach and beige garments. The Indian designer used classic Asian styles as a silhouette added fine floral detailing and embroidery
The secret is creating timeless fashion garments in creams and peach. The detailing needs to be focused on one area of the garment e.g. trousers, sleeves, top half of kameez or neck area. Buy garments with mini panels and pleats to create the Soumitra Mondal runway look.
Sara K blog fashion takeaways
- Play with fabrics
- be subtle yet create a personal sense of style
- Use Autumn colours to create frocks and long kameez dress or jackets
You just need to look, feel good and enjoy yourself! If you loved the blog and want more trends from the runway, check out day 3 of Lakme Fashion Week >
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