I had a lovely opportunity to go to the Day 2 Textile Day of Lakme Fashion Week 2015 in Mumbai thanks to my neighbor. This is one of the perks I have experienced as an expat here in Mumbai, India and back in Jakarta, Indonesia. I have posted photos of Indonesia Fashion Week in Jakarta on my blog. Please click here to view my post on Indonesia Fashion Week in 2013. I also had a chance to visit Bazaar Fashion Show at the beginning of our stay in Jakarta in 2010.
Every time I go to a fashion show, I realize how much I love fashion. I cannot afford to spend much money on my wardrobe, but it’s nice to be able to let my eyes indulge in the beauty of textiles, colors, design and beauty of Haute couture.
Anavila’s textile gave me a different view of sari in terms of texture and colors. The colors were beautiful. These soft palette is my favorite. I think Japanese women might like Anavila’s western style outfits. The fabric looked very soft and comfortable. The collection looked elegant and chic.
DIA MIRZA modeled for Anavila’s show. I felt the whole crowd sighed with excitement of seeing Dia Mirza on the stage when she came out. Dia Mirza was dazzling with her beauty.
The designer, Anavila Misra, of her brand Anavila and Dia Mirza walked together.
by SHON RANDHAWA
I loved how Patine’s collection showcased the Indian design mélange with the western style. It was beautiful and appealing. I saw many outfits of Patine that I could totally see people wearing them anywhere in the world. Some would be great for summer vacation and some could be a city wear. The versatility of the design by Shon Randhawa of Patine would probably appeal to outside of India as well.
This collection of Rahul N Shikha reminded me of the Mexican design. Pop of colors was so pretty and all the models looked like princesses from a fairy tale. The workmanship of all the embroidery was amazing. Many of the people at the fashion show received the Rahul N Shikha’s scarf as a souvenir. It’s really pretty!!
Have you noticed that all the models wore flat sandals on a runway at these three shows? I’m sure they were quite happy about that! All the shoes looked adorable, but I especially liked the Gladiator sandals with strings. I wonder if flat sandals are going to be super popular again this summer!
I had taken of this photo below of an Indian actress before the show started. She stood in front of photographers to pose for them. She looked gorgeous.
I hope you were able to virtually experience what it feels like to be at a fashion show in Mumbai, India through this post! Learning about Indian design is quite fascinating. Thank you for your visit to my blog!