Fashion first

Fashion first

Narendra Kumar: Although Grand Hyatt is the official venue for the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), Narendra Kumar held an offsite show at Tote on the Turf on the evening of 16 September. His collection, inspired by Mumbai, provides relaxed glamour for the women of the city.

Click here for a slide show on the Lakme Fashion Week, Mumbai.

Manish Arora: The highlight of LFW this year has to be Arora, who was showing at a fashion week in Mumbai after years. With laser lights, psychedelic colours, solid doll-like wigs worn by models, and structured jackets, the show was theatrical, enjoyable and a feast for the senses.

Arjun Saluja: All sleek lines, a combination of structure and fluidity, Saluja’s collection was sharp and sombre. It’s time for women to suit up.

Five years of Gen Next: LFW celebrated five years of Gen Next with 10 designers who have made it big after launching on this platform. While Rahul Mishra and Rimzim Dadu reminded us why we love them, with their utterly wearable and beautiful clothes, Nitin Bal Chauhan preferred to make a social statement with his collection titled Freedom, made from printed coated paper and plastic basket-weave dresses, among other things.

Ritu Kumar: The veteran designer made her debut at LFW with her prêt line for The Label. The collection designed by Amrish Kumar is wearable, but unremarkable.

Shrivan Narresh: It might be Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive, but this designer duo stuck to their swimwear line with feminine, stylish designs. Look them up if you are looking to hit the beach.

Nachiket Barve: Day 3 belonged to the talented designer who once again showed a modern and colourful collection. He also managed a coup of sorts with Amitabh Bachchan in the first row. Bachchan was so impressed by his collection that he even raved about it on Twitter.