One of India’s most coveted fashion events, the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016, took place recently and what a spectacular show it was! From A-list Bollywood celebrities walking the ramp, to some of the biggest names in the Indian fashion industry displaying some of their finest collections, LFW really went all out.
The show started off with Tarun Tahiliani on the first day, while the second day was dedicated to sustainable fashion and Indian textiles. Our designers should also take note of this – textile brands can design their fabrics in a more fashion forward way for fashion weeks, instead of simply resorting to ‘lawn’ joras on the ramp.
Other famous designers included Manish Malhotra, Kallol Dutta, Sanjay Garg, Ritu Kumar and Sabyasachi. It really was a treat to watch Bollywood celebrities such as Shraddha Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Jaqueline Fernandez, Ranbir Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Kareena Kapoor as showstoppers, though the debate remains that do celebrities on the runway take away from fashion’s standalone value. Celebrity showstoppers have also gone into overdrive at local fashion weeks and we love the stardust, we do believe that fashion needs to get its identity back.