Lakme Fashion week has to be the most stylish place in Mumbai‚Ä¶ and for those 5 days, every 6 months, you legit have the chance to only think of nothing but clothes, looks, style and accessories! To dress your stylish best, to behave like a diva and to get away with it all ūüėČ
And the LFW isn‚Äôt just about what‚Äôs on the ramp‚Ä¶ the fashion quotient is actually turned up a notch off-the ramp too‚Ä¶! So, if you‚Äôre planning to visit any of the Fashion Weeks, in any of the coming seasons‚Ä¶ remember, the spotlight is on you too! ūüėČ
This season, the Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018, was at Jio Garden in Mumbai, and while the venue is beautiful and extremely accessible, it‚Äôs burning hot too‚Ä¶ especially in the afternoons‚Ä¶! Keeping that in mind, and of course my own personal style, I styled my 5 outfits for this season‚Ä¶!
This season however, unlike the last few times (see my last season’s looks here), because of all the travel I couldn‚Äôt find the time to create / design my own outfits‚Ä¶ (Yes, I know my Kutch blogs are also still pending ūüôĀ ūüôĀ . )
So, I kinda managed to put together these outfits quite last minute‚Ä¶ and frankly speaking‚Ä¶ I personally quite loved what I eventually ended up with ūüėÄ
In case you haven‚Äôt had the chance to catch them on my Instagram, here‚Äôs a quick recap and the details for you :*
Block printed Summer Trench Coat: Jajaabor ( Based out of Delhi!)
Believe me, I love this so much‚Ä¶ I think you‚Äôre going to see a lot of it on my blog every now and then ūüėÄ
Denim Shorts: A very very old pair‚Ä¶ I think I bought it some 7yrs ago in Globus‚Ä¶ and I still wear it like it‚Äôs brand new! (sometimes you just end up making those brilliant shopping decisions that you feel so proud of yourself for! :P)
Black Leotard: My absolute favorite staple that goes with every damn thing‚Ä¶ from Koovs.
Trekking Boots: Woodland
Accessories: The beauties that actually make this entire outfit‚Ä¶ these, are both from Kolkata.
The shorter piece is an Afghani piece in silver which I bought at Chambalamba, in the Hogg Market of Kolkata‚Ä¶ and the longer one is actually a belt, which I bought in the Ghariahat market. (Watch my Kolkata Shopping Haul video here)
My personal favorite look out of the 5!
Kaanjari: The blouse, is called a Kaanjari, and it‚Äôs a traditional blouse worn by the nomadic Rabari community in the Kutchch district of Gujrat. It‚Äôs entirely hand embroidered‚Ä¶ and apparently the woman I bought it from, took 2 years to make it !!!! :O
Bottoms: It‚Äôs actually a plain black dupatta, which I‚Äôve tied like a fun and modern version of a dhoti, over my high waist blue denims from H&M.
Necklace: A banjaran necklace from Jaypore.com
Shoes: Tie-up formal shoes, coz they‚Äôre comfortable and look good with everything!
Bag: The bag, again is something I bought from an NGO called Qasab (damn the name :P) in Kutchch. It‚Äôs hand-embroidered by one of the local communities there and the style of embroidery is called ‚ÄėNeran‚Äô.
My hair-do is courtesy of the Tresemme Runway Studio at the LFW venue ūüėÄ
If Day 2 was an ode to Kutchchi art, this look, from day 3, was pretty much was like an ode to Kolkata and the arts and symbols of Kolkata.
Tahweave is one of the sustainable fashion designers that showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week on Day 5, based out of Kolkata, and this dress is a beautiful, breezy and breathable handwoven cotton-silk layered dress.
Kaali necklace: The Kaali necklace is hand-painted on wood by Razia Kunj‚Ä¶ which is very symbolic of the Bengali culture.
Wooden Comb: This beautiful necklace made out of a wooden comb, again is a Bengali piece of art, which I bought at the Biswa Bangla store at the Kolkata Airport.
This one I‚Äôve literally put together 15mins before stepping outside the house! Why? Coz I was actually planning on skipping Day 4‚Ä¶ Lol! But I‚Äôm glad I didn‚Äôt, else I‚Äôve never have discovered this beautiful Kashmiri stole in Mum‚Äôs cupboard!
Stole: Oh yes! This gorgeous hand-embroidered Kashmiri stole is something mum bought from the Chandigarh airport!! (hmmn.. airports seem to have some very unique finds these days!)
I decided to make the stole the center piece and paired it with a basic white shirt from H&M and my staple torn jeans from Roadster! But it‚Äôs the accessories and the footwear that really complete the look!
Large Silver necklace: Tribe By Amrapali (I love it so much, I could literally live in it)
Choker: Is actually a belt which I‚Äôve wrapped around my neck, just like the pink one from Day 1. Also bought at Ghariahat market in Kolkata.
Shoes: Marks & Spencer
Bag: Oh yes! This Daakia bag from Happily Unmarried adds that extra quirk to the entire look! (Not clearly visible in the pics though :()
Last but not the least, this outfit from designer Punit Balana, I wore to attend his show! And well, I had the best front row seat one could ever ask for! ūüėõ
Top: Punit Balana
Shorts: Oh, these are the same old ones from Day 1! Lol! (See what I meant)
Shoes: Carlton London
Earrings: These hand-crafted earrings from Razia Kunj were such a perfect match! ūüėÄ
Bag: My black Louis Vuitton Epi leather Speedy, to finish the look!
Hope you liked my street style looks at the Lakme Fashion week 2018… and do comment below and let me know which your favorite one was!