Anita Dongre closed the first day of Summer Resort 2018 at Lakme Fashion Week. From pretty tiaras to floral motifs, Anita Dongre collection was dreamy and magical. Read the review and view the looks here!
Anita Dongre’s ‘Songs of Summer’ collection at Lakme Fashion Week was inspired by the summer bloom. Jumpsuits, long flowy jackets, midi skirts gave a western touch to Indian wear. The lehengas were exquisite and beautiful. Personally, I loved the pockets in the lehengas – makes a statement and helps us carry our essentials in them instead of having to lug around heavy bags or clutches. Floral motifs were prominent in the collection. Long tunic tops were paired with netted skirts. The 50s theme in collection added the subtlety. Makeup was simple and hair was tied into a bun and accessorized with floral tiaras.
As per the fashion show description, Anita Dongre said, “Songs of Summer is a collection that is very close to my heart. I am really excited to bring back the understated elegance of the 50s in the form of fluid silhouettes, light hand embroidery and exquisite floral details. I am also thrilled to add sustainable elements to the collection using R|Elan GreenGold, an eco-friendly fabric that is made from recycled plastic bottles.”
Menswear included printed jackets and sherwanis paired with long jackets and waistcoats. The colors were summery like yellow, tones of blue, white, green and beige. Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor walked the runway with wife Mira Rajput for the first time.
Shahid wore a white sherwani with embroidered collar and matching cropped pants. While Mira wore an off-white lehenga with floral motifs and matching sleeveless blouse. The hair was side swept and the nude lips complemented the look.
Overall, the collection was dreamy and magical yet perfect for the modern women.
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