Lakme Fashion Week 2018-Day 1 Highlights

India’s one of the most celebrated fashion week is back with another season.

Day 1 started with a show put together by the GenNext designers. Muted colour palette, to pop colours, this show had it all reflecting the sensibilities of each individual designer. The designs of Mohammad Mazhar and Two Point Two stood out the most for me.

‘Koya’ by Rara Avis by Sonal Verma meaning wilderness was inspired by the study of Japanese art and artistic talent that gave birth to the term Japonisme.

This collection is an attempt to imitate the Japanese art form of woodblock prints to many different layers of our work ranging from hand embroideries to machine techniques, leather weaving and twisting amongst other intricate details. The silhouettes are seen to be oversized with dropped waists and cinched with flowy cuts. The colour palette is made up of rust, dust grey, metallic and black.


Dhruv Kapoor’s SS18 collection was a mix of tribal patchwork from Africa to elements from the costumes worn by the geishas of Japan. Celebrating an individualistic sense of fashion and awareness, this collection comprises of vintage florals to fiery stripers and waxed Nappa.

From sheer separates to metallic corsets and over jackets, this collection is for someone who wants to stand out of the crowd. Not to miss, this collection like a statement Dhruv Kapoor accent, included of trendy accessories in terms of long belts and coin purses!

Ikai by Ragini Ahuja celebrated ‘Free Spiritedness’ through her latest collection. Inspired by the displaced tribes looking for their space in the society, featured easy separates with relaxed silhouettes. One of the major highlights for me were the denim separates. The collection obviously included the statement IKAI stripes and colour palatte.

Day 1 closed with a beautifully set up show by Anita Dongre. The collection , ‘Songs of Summer’ was aimed at the contemporary summer brides including a range of skirts, jumpsuits and lehengas in lightweight handwoven fabrics.

Images : Vogue, DNA, Pinkvilla

Geetika Sehgal

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