Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 – Sabyasachi

Lakmé Fashion Week SS15 | The Maharani Diaries

Earlier this year, I promised to run a feature about India’s exclusive fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week. So, without further adieu, I present to you the best of Lakmé Fashion Week Spring/Summer fashion featuring stunning artistic illustrations from talented London based fashion illustrator, Aparna Ram.

Lakmé Fashion Week is a coveted fashion event which every up and coming Indian designer dreams about. It is the only fashion festival which brings credibility to the flourishing Indian fashion industry and integrates India into the global fashion scene.

The first season of Lakmé Fashion Week took place earlier this year in one of India’s biggest fashion capital’s and the home of Bollywood, Mumbai. Lakmé’s spring/summer festival celebrated 15 years of showcasing inspiring Indian fashion to India and the global fashion world. The event brought together emerging talent alongside veteran designers to showcase some of the most inspiring fashion India has ever seen. Designers pulled out all stops and they presented their collections in stylish and elaborate manners. Their designs certainly matched the grandeur and scales of the event as you will be able to see in the images and videos below.

Lakme Fashion Week - Aparna Ram | The Maharani Diaries

“BACKSTAGE GLAMOUR” BY APARNA RAM – LEHENGA CHOLI ENSEMBLES
FROM ANUSHREE REDDY, MANISH MALHOTRA AND SABYASACHI SITTING
SO PRETTY ON THE RACK. THE LINE UP AT THE WEEK LONG FASHION FESTIVAL
WAS POSSIBLY THE STRONGEST EVER.

The lineup at the week long fashion festival was possibly the strongest ever, with the likes of Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Anamika Khanna, Suneet Varma and Tarun Tahiliani all presenting their breathtaking collections.

Lakmé Fashion Week opened with a showing from the inimitable, Sabyasachi Mukherjee. His unconventional runway show, titled ‘Big Love’ was an extravagant display of seventies retro ensembles brought to light with high tech laser beams, drones and even balloons. Retro Indian fashion? Who knew right?!

In possibly one of the most opulent openings for a fashion show ever in India, Sabyasachi showcased his ‘Big Love’ collection in front of the creme de la creme of the city. Bollywood actresses such as Sridevi, Rani Mukherji, Deepika Padukone and Kajol were all out in force to support their friend and dream designer.

Sabyasachi paid tribute to the seventies era with his own signature style. He translated it effortlessly in his creations which featured a variety of different colours, fabrics and textures.

The designer shifted his dimension from the traditional sari to give them more boldness and edginess. Sabyasachi also featured jumpsuits with bell bottoms, brocade sherwani mens suits, sheer net capes, shimmery gowns, boleros and stunning printed lehengas. Fabric texturing ranged from silk, tulle, crepe, georgette, to satin and taffeta. From stark black and gold to vibrant floral prints to iridescent metallics, Sabyasachi’s ensembles were the first of its kind to come out of India.

Sabyasachi - LFWSS15 | The Maharani Diaries

Sabyasachi’s collections certainly set new summer fashion trends. ‘Big Love’ had a very international feel about it and the flowing, light weight lehengas would suit any destination or resort style wedding.

Sabyasachi - LFWSS15 | The Maharani Diaries

“Lakmé Fashion Week holds a special place in my journey as a designer other than being my debut platform. Our success stories resonate and have been parallel. It gives me great pleasure to open the season that commemorates 15 years of LFW in India and be a part of this milestone.” – Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Sabyasachi LFWSS15 | The Maharani Diaries

The runway show was epic and you can view exclusive highlights from the event here: http://bit.ly/1BRpDqz 

What were your favourite Sabyasachi looks from Lakmé Fashion Week Spring/Summer week?

*Images courtesy of: Lakmé Fashion Week

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