MUMBAI, (GNI): Rajdeep_Ranawat_and_SVA_at_Lakme_Fashion_Week_Summer_Resort_2019? in Mumbai – photo by Sumant Gajinkar
MUMBAI, (GNI): For Rajdeep Ranawat, his romance with Istanbul was so intense that he named his collection “Istanbul”, after the magical city during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019. Inspired by Istanbul’s flowers, the waters of the grand Bosporus and the opulence of the Ottoman Empire, Rajdeep’s ensembles were visions of craft and design.
The colours of the Turkish capital were reflected in the summer collection as it captured the beauty and grandeur of the city through the swirling creations. The ornate tunics and lush stoles vied for attention with the saris, maxis, dresses and well-crafted blouses.
Creating excitement on the ramp were the slinky churidars with a swirling multi-hued shaded kurta dress, while the prints of another, were accentuated with the construction. A cape brought further excitement with its unique prints when worn over a jumpsuit.
Opening the show with a sexy bikini and cape, the creations moved to strappy or halter maxis, fluid flowing kaftans, some with batwings, wrap dress and stylish jumpsuit. Tunics swirled on the ramp with tight leggings, while asymmetric dresses, long- sleeved tops with peplums and a belted cape blouse, further added to the theme of the collection, with a riot of prints. Some empire-line, baby-doll maxis and blouses gave a feminine flounce to entries on the catwalk.
For ensembles that revolve around an international flavour, the “Istanbul” collection by Rajdeep Ranawat will bring the beauty and glory of the East, as well as West in perfect trend setting harmony.
SVA BY SONAM AND PARAS MODI PRESENTED THE VIBRANCE OF VERSATILE FASHION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2019
Bringing glamour and drama to Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019, the label ‘SVA’ by Sonam and Paras Modi was inspired by their muse Tara, who loved the embrace of the wilderness, sunlight and an unconventional life. Tara, the gypsy princess remembered her royal wardrobe and so, wove a variety of colourful creations for herself.
The ‘SVA’ label created ornate lehengas that were teamed with denim jackets, a duo that was totally unexpected. The designers then moved onto fashion opposites when soft organza jackets were creatively matched with printed denim shararas.
A bralet with an embellished sharara was covered with a sheer ornate jacket; while a gypsy blouse edged with a fringed trim caught the attention of the audience. A grand lehenga with a draped, strappy choli was a fusion offering for the coming season. Adding a cape to the lehenga/choli duo, the designers gave a fusion touch to the entry.
Draped-sleeved cholis were teamed with interestingly structured saris, while a long gown with cut-out back and giant lapels was an eye-catcher. Asymmetric jackets, sheer organza coats, cowled maxi skirts, saris worn with jackets and the black floor-length cape over a sari, brought the east-west story into stylish perspective. An ornate waistcoat over organza shirt and palazzo, as well as a kimono style top were further stylish additions to the line.
The colour story complemented the mood of the collection as earthy hues like beige, dusty rose, shades of blue and sun-kissed yellow, brought the ensembles to life. The fabrics were luxurious as silk, delicate organza and basic denims brought a stylish diversity to the looks.
Men’s wear was discreetly embellished as the bundgala jackets, kurtas, churidars, off-centre closure tunics and long bundies with kurtas, offered a sober but elegant look to the male wardrobe.
For fashionistas who desire a combination of rustic charm with lush style elements, the collection inspired by the fictional Tara from ‘SVA’ creators, Sonam and Paras Modi will have the coveted look.
Mariana, Lakmé Official Makeup expert at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019worked with a classic deep blue liner and pink lips for the makeup for Rajdeep Ranawat It went perfect with the spring ensemble.ends