Lakme Fashion Week just got over and needless to say, saw some of the biggest names in the industry showcasing the best of fashion. From red carpet-worthy gowns and festivewear to outfits inspired by street style, fashion’s biggest event was packed with wardrobe-worthy outfits. What made the extravaganza more than just about fashion was the presence of Bollywood showstoppers.
Fashion week began with a bang with the numero uno of Bollywood, Manish Malhotra, roping in Katrina Kaif to conclude his show. Designer to the stars Payal Singhal, who also celebrated the 20th anniversary of her label, had Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar walking for her. While Kareena Kapoor Khan clad in a black satin gown became a showstopper for Gauri & Nainika, Malaika Arora Khan owned her status of being a supermodel in a Divya Rajvir midriff baring ensemble.
Delhi-based Amit Aggarwal ditched the traditional saree for its neo-ethnic prototype for Lisa Haydon, and veterans Abraham & Thakore took the cause of sustainability further with their collection promoting sustainable fibres of Ecovero – Athiya Shetty, looking statuesque in a black and white striped saree, was the showstopper. A perfect dose of bridal fashion came via Anushree Reddy’s bridal collection (an actual wedding band performed at her show), and ‘Student of the Year 2’ star Ananya Panday who took to her runway in a cream lehenga paired with a dupatta. Joining the league of Bollywood showstoppers was Tara Sutaria who walked in a fringed Label Ritu Kumar number paired with thigh-high boots. Disha Patani looked party ready in a sequined wrap dress by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, while Kunal Rawal showcased his latest collection ‘Confluence’ via Arjun Kapoor who took on the mantle of a millennial groom in his teal bandhgala.
Here’s a look at the stars we enjoyed most