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Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 23, 2013

Lakme Fashion Week – Day 1 had an interesting line-up of designers. From the Gen-Next to the well known names like Manish Malhotra, Masaba, Narendra Kumar & Shivan Narresh. IFP takes a look at the collection that impressed this season.

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Masaba Gupta


Designer Masaba’s Spring/Summer 2013 line from her signature label was titled as ‘Postcards from Benaras’. Unlike her earlier works which had loads of colour, this one was primarily done up in black & white with neon shades popping up here & there. The prints this season were table fans[unconventional], roses, tulips and people. The collection had a range of dhoti pants & skirts, palazzo pants, shirt dress, jackets sarees and many more.

The collection was a  fusion of Indo-western and the light fabrics are suitable for the upcoming summers. I am slightly on the edge with this collection as I do like the prints but I was looking out for more dresses in different types. I felt that Masaba’s sarees were beautiful in her collection for ‘Satya Paul’ while the sarees in this collection left me confused. The sheer blouse coupled with chiffon sarees devoid of detail work or embroidery did not create a lasting impression. As for the western wear the collection was done up amazingly especially loved the shirt dresses.

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Manish Malhotra


Designer Malhotra paid an ode to Indian Cinema for completing 100 years through his Spring 2013 collection. Manish showcased the designs that reflected the black & white era to the colourful 1970s till the present day. Sarees were a prominent feature of this collection followed by kurti churidhar, anarkali, lehenga, achkans, sherwani & jackets. Numerous celebrities like Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Hema Malini, Asha Bhosle, Zoya Akhtar, Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap,  designer Bhanu Athaiya and many more walked for the designer.

I liked this collection for the fact that it had a lot variety to choose from. This showed the versatility of the designer where he is able to create designs from any given era. Loved the cocktail sarees which were not overloaded with too much of embroidery work. The sequin details were limited to the hemlines only. Beautiful sarees just got my vote for Day 1.

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IFP also liked designs from these collection by

Narendra Kumar


Suhanie Pittie


Gen Next Designer Shubham Kumar


Gen Next Designer Ragini Ahuja



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