We love the present, but we can’t help looking back into the past especially when it comes to fashion. Every fashion lover seems to have a favourite moment from the days gone by. But I’ve looked back into the past to figure out whether the designers’ claims about the era are historically accurate.
Drop waist dresses from the 1920s. Bead work on luxe fabrics from the Fifties.
Historical accuracy: High
Knee and calf-length pencil skirts, dresses with pleats and gathers (1950s)
Historical accuracy: Moderate
Glamour, beauty and indulgence. (1950s)
Historical accuracy: Low (Nothing Marilyn Monroe about the collection, as the designer claimed)
Prints from the 1970-80s- like checkerboard, geometric, zig zag.
Historical accuracy: Low (Prints from the 1970s-80s include florals, animal prints and even ink splattered.)
One: Fashion shows by Pallavi Jaikishan (for the first time at Lakme Fashion Week), Ritu Beri, Shyamal & Bhumika, Shivan & Narresh, Swapnil Shinde!
Below: Swapnil Shinde at LFW S/R 2012
Two: New faces can usher in new fashion (hopefully). Pernia Qureshi of Aisha fame will be presenting her first collection on Saturday. I also enjoyed Nimish Shah and Payal Khandwala last season for their fresh take on design. And GenNext designers are always fun to watch!
Below: Shift by Nimish Shah at LFW S/R 2012
Three: Wendell Rodricks will release his memoirs The Green Room on the last day of fashion week. I can’t wait to read it.
Four: Kallol Dutta may look strange and “scary”, but his fashion is quirky and he’s got a great following. He will present at the grand finale with Pankaj-Nidhi- it will be a must-watch!
Below: Kallol Dutta and Pankaj-Nidhi with Purnima Lamba, Head Innovations, Lakme
What are you excited about this season of Lakme Fashion Week?