Kareena, Tara, Diana, Aditi, Alaya – our favourite showstoppers

Every year, designers come together to celebrate #5DaysOfFashion at the Lakmé Fashion Week. This year, we were more than delighted to attend the Summer Resort extravaganza at the fashion week, owing to the number of brilliant shows we got to attend and to see fashion as an evolving art. While not all show stopping outfits were show stopping indeed, here are a few of our favourites…

Kareena Kapoor Khan in Amit Aggarwal

Kareena Kapoor Khan is the face of Lakmé and hence the designer choosing to showcase their collection at the finale has to tailor make his/her showstopper outfit worthy of Kareena Kapoor Khan. But truth be told, put her in a basic white tee and a pair of jeans and she can walk the ramp just as fine. But couture, at the end of the day, is couture and designer Amit Aggarwal knows! The designer is known for the structure he lends to his clothes and how he plays with their geometry. Kapoor Khan looked stunning in an emerald green gown with metallic streaks from his new collection, ‘AXIL’. And kudos to Bebo’s team – stylist Tanya Ghavri, makeup artist Pompy Hans and hair stylist Yianni Tsapatori – who kept the rest of the look very minimal, allowing the gown to do all of the talking.

Tara Sutaria in Punit Balana

You must’ve known by now that Punit Balana is a personal favourite of both – Tara Sutaria and ourselves. And that is owing to the fact that his clothes are always very comfortable. You can pick up the heaviest of pieces from his collections and yet, you feel most comfortable in them and that is what stands out about his collection, ‘The Royal Bagh’, as well, making it one of our favourite collections launched this season. Sutaria looked oh-so-fresh in a pink lehenga with work all along and yet it looked as if Sutaria was at ease. If you saw her walk (one of the best this fashion week) you know how comfortable she was! Styled by Tanya Ghavri, Sutaria opted for chunky earrings and bangles to go with the look.

Malavika Mohanan in Tanieya Khanuja

Malavika Mohanan sure is one of our favourite new girls when it comes the fashion. The Beyond The Clouds actress walked the ramp for designer Tanieya Khanuja in a stunningly bold gown with a broad shoulder and high slit and honestly we were stunned to see her walk the walk in this outfit. She entirely owned it! Drop earrings and heavy eye-makeup complete Mohanan’s look making this one of our absolute favourite looks on her!

Soha Ali Khan in Shahin Mannan

Dressed in separates from Shahin Mannan, Soha Ali Khan walked down the ramp with such a bold-esque grace. Ali Khan was wearing dark blue separates with white geometrical lines and red patches providing the skirt and blouse with the perfect amount of oomph. Speaking of Mannan’s collection, it was gorgeous in it’s entirety and not just the showstopper’s outfit! We loved!


Alaya F in SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi

Truth be told, we did not really enjoy the SVA show at all. The music was too boring, the floor and background were too busy, not allowing to do the talking. Having said that, their outfits were beautiful. They might’ve not shone against the business of the setup, but they were great. We especially loved what Alaya F was wearing – a large skirt with geometric lines running around it and a heavy detailed blouse. Now that’s something we would certainly wear for a day wedding at the beach!

Nora Fatehi in Gauri & Nainika

In a bold black fitted gown followed by a white trail by Gauri & Nainika, Nora Fatehi looked absolutely breathtaking. No accessories, minimal makeup and a standout red lipstick worked the charm even better. We totally loved this creation by the designers!

Diana Penty in Shivan & Narresh

You’ve got to trust designers trusted by Kim Kardashian and Beyonce – how do you not! They’re always known to create something revolutionary with their collections. First it was their entire resort wear line, then the iconic bikini saree and now the dysfunctional lehenga. Usually, you expect the hem of the lehenga to be a perfect round, right? But not when you are designers Shivan Bhatiya and Narresh Kukreja. For their showstopper, Diana Penty, they created olive green separates – the Foil Wrap Blouse and the Flute Skeinwork Lehenga – and even though both the separates were stunning, it was the lehenga that caught all our attention because it doesn’t stick to the norms of a classic lehenga, and looks like something that would start a revolution.

Aditi Rao Hydari in Ritu Kumar

On the Sustainable Day, designer Ritu Kumar payed homage to “the natural world’s almost endless capability of rejuvenation; a recurring theme present across Indian tribal and contemporary art,” with her latest collection, ‘Nature’s Origami’. Dressed in a hand-embroidered silk organza dress; featuring a print inspired by the applique work of Orissa, Aditi Rao Hydari walked the walk for the designer and we were totally taken aback by her!

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