FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week is back after 2 years for their offline shows and we couldn’t be more excited. Unlike last year, fashion week is finally letting go of their phygital shows, and going completely offline, allowing us to experience fashion week in its utmost glory. With a whole new lineup of some of the best designers in the country, this year’s FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week will be nothing short of grandeur. As we gear up for a week filled with fashion and fun, let’s look back at some of the most iconic collections that have graced Lakmé Fashion Week.
Ruhaaniyat by Manish Malhotra
Trust Manish Malhotra to go all out for his stunning collection, Ruhaaniyat. A tribute to all the artisans and craftsmen of India, the collection revolves around our cultural heritage, bringing in bright, voluminous silhouettes, fine layering, and intricate embroidery from the Awadhi and Punjabi regions.
Illuminate By Sabyasachi
The perfect finale to the Winter/Festive 2016 show, Sabyasachi ended fashion week with some royal glam. Inspired by the various decades of Indian fashion, the collection was all about muted tones of browns, greys, and pale gold, with Kashmiri Tilla embroidery, and a lot of sequences. Kareena Kapoor Khan was the showstopper of the show, in a moss green embellished lehenga creating the perfect maternity fashion statement.
Paperdolls By Aisha Rao
Aisha Rao’s collection in 2021 was a vivid visualisation of our dreams. Inspired by the 18th and 19th-century bards, the design collection was all about fine silks, stunning embroidered woollens, and tissue, representing our favourite childhood tales in a dream-like world.
Axil By Amit Aggarwal
Known for his splendid silhouettes and experimental designs, Amit Aggarwal’s Summer/Resort 2020 collection, Axil was all about a futuristic vision where man-made exist in harmony with nature. With key pieces constructed out of moulded plastic, hand embellishments, and three-dimensional cord, the collection stood out greatly as a finale to fashion week.
Patu Series By Shivan & Narresh
Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 would have been incomplete without this designer duo. Known for their eccentric silhouettes and prints, their latest collection ‘Patu Series’ was an ode to India’s cultural past. With prints inspired by the indigenous art forms from Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Bengal, the collection brought in a modern edge to these historic art forms.