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!
Sneha Arora: No-nonsense manly shoes are required for war, even if it’s only on the ramp.
Aditi Holani: The cut-out shoes went well with the distressed look.
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.
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. 🙂
A glimpse of the top collections on Day 3 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012:
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).
Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita’s collection was called “Happily Unmarried” and we know why. 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who is your pick of Day 3 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012?