LFW WF 2013 Slideshow: Best of accessories

LFW WF 2013 Slideshow: Best of accessories

I’ve declared Accessories Week this week at Speaking Chic! Here’s kicking off the series with my favourite accessories at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2013. Scroll down for more on the accessories featured in the slide show.

Loved the shoes at…

Shantanu Goenka: Wonderfully embellished and to match the outfits!

Shantanu Goenka shoes

Sneha Arora: No-nonsense manly shoes are required for war, even if it’s only on the ramp.

Sneha Arora at LFW WF 2013

Aditi Holani: The cut-out shoes went well with the distressed look.

Aditi Holani shoes at LFW WF 2013

Noteworthy bags at…

Square Loop by Kanika Sachdeva: Neutral boxy leather bags are just right for work.

Karieshma Sarna: Her embellished clutches are winners all the way through.

And jewellery…

House of Chic: Spikes, skulls and dark metal…. it’s all goth!

Valliyan: Nitya Arora has been on the fashion week circuit for a while now… and we know why she’ll always be popular.

A word on hair accessories

I’ve always believed hair accessories are the most under-rated accessories… so the maang tikkas at Shyamal & Bhumika, bird clips at Shantanu Goenka, and butterflies at Pria Kataria Puri have made their place in my personal lookbook. 🙂

WLIFW S/S 2012: Day 3 highlights

WLIFW S/S 2012: Day 3 highlights

A glimpse of the top collections on Day 3 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012:

Divyam Mehta

The designer used bold kantha stitch with deliberate flaws along with Japanese techniques for a easy-going collection. Divyam used lighter fabrics like linen, mul and silk chiffon to offset the dark-ish colour palette (using lots of indigo).

Divyam Mehta at WLIFW SS 2012 Divyam Mehta at WLIFW SS 2012

Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita’s collection was called “Happily Unmarried” and we know why. Smile Women walked freely wearing body-hugging bodices with gathered skirts. We loved the abstract digital prints inspired from flora. I’d love to wear them!

Hemant-Nandita at WLIFW SS 2012 Hemant-Nandita at WLIFW SS 2012

Ela by Joyjit Talukdar

Playing with “engineered” textures and multi-dimensional silhouettes,  Joyjit treated fabrics in various ways to create a variety of textures and accessories. He paid special attention to waistlines and yokes.

Ela by Joyjit Talukdar at WLIFW SS 2012 Ela by Joyjit Talukar at WLIFW SS 2012

Nida Mahmood

A kitsch lover, Nida Mahmood’s show and collection was Bollywood-inspired. This time the designer focussed on the geeky look, and combined bold colours with digital and tie-and-dye prints for the quirky Indian woman.

Nida Mahmood at WLIFW SS 2012 Nida Mahmood at WLIFW SS 2012

Nikasha Tawadey

Off-whites and soft colours, flounces and loose tunics—Nikasha Tawadey’s collection gears you up for a dreamy summer. This summer will be about keeping it simple and sweet.

Nikasha Tawadey at WLIFW SS 2012 Nikasha Tawadey at WLIFW SS 2012

Shantanu Goenka

From regal prints to rich zardozi, Shantanu Goenka’s Marie Antoinette-themed collection had it all. Using vintage silhouettes, the designer mixed colours like pastel colours like pink with beige and gold. The construction techniques used were ruffles, pintucks, life-like embellishments and appliqué. BTW, Kangana Ranaut made a ramp appearance for the designer.

Shantanu Goenka at WLIFW SS 2012 Shantanu Goenka at WLIFW SS 2012

Shantanu Goenka at WLIFW SS 2012

Who is your pick of Day 3 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012?