Disco Glamour opens Lakmé Winter/Festive 2015

Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 has finally kicked off, where Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla presented a spectacular opening ceremony.

Opening Show at Lakme Fashion Week W| F 2015

Unique kaleidoscopic patterns continuously sashayed down the catwalk.

The opening ceremony of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 saw a spectacular show from Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

The designer duo brought ’70s and ’80s disco glamour to the forefront of the fashion scene with their style, set, and music choices.

With shiny disco balls hanging from the ceiling, and abstract floor panelling paving the runway, the power house were all set to showcase their 120 garments.

Jessie Randhawa shimmied down the runway to the song ‘Aaj Ki Raat’, and wore a gorgeous organza gown which was layered, ruffled, and glittered to typify ’80s fashion entirely.

Anna Bredmeyer also graced the runway in a selection of shift dresses, maxi-gowns and jumpsuits.Opening Show at Lakme Fashion Week W| F 2015

The ensembles were extremely lavish. ‘Beetle Wings’ featured pleated designs with beaded embellishments to emphasise the carefree, playful resonances of the 70’s and 80’s.

‘Hearts’ was dedicated to the saree, and saw the avatars draped in Swarovski crystals and cascading frills, creating an ethereally glamorous image of a disco diva.

Their final look, ‘Sona’, thrilled the audience with a sea of shimmering golds.
Opening Show at Lakme Fashion Week W| F 2015

Adding to the flare of the evening was the highly anticipated Gen Next show, which welcomed seven emerging designers to the stage.

Anjay Kumar presented his collection for the 21st century man, titled ‘Consonance and Dissonance’.

Unique kaleidoscopic patterns continuously sashayed down the catwalk, with geometric florals and exotic coloured designs, capturing everyone’s attention.

Charchit Banfa unveiled a menswear and womenswear line, which had clear, fresh cuts on all of its designs.

Using a blue, green, and gold colour palette, the ‘Elakka Ice’ collection epitomised fashionable Westernised style.

Womenswear comprised of zippered jeans, gold bermudas, and mesh tops which could be interchangeable between the sexes.Opening Show at Lakme Fashion Week W| F 2015

Kriti Tula presented the ‘Purge’ collection, which consisted of patchwork coats, cuffed pants, and versatile shirts which explored how industry waste can actually create fashionable clothing.

Jebin Johny’s collection, ‘KathaKubuki’, fused together dance forms from India and Japan, which translated into the designs.

The eight quirky avatars were vivid in colours, striking in their silhouettes, and abstract in their prints.

Ishita Mangal exhibited an array of unconventional designs in her ‘Misprison of Treason’ collection.

Eye-catching prints, slogans and accessories, and cut out ensembles were designed specifically for the modern woman.

The blood-stained scarf concept was exceptionally stunning, and brought to life the theme of crime that Ishita so desired to focalise upon.

Shivangi Sahni presented an amalgamation of elegance, luxury, and class with a boho-luxe collection.

Using tasseled fringes, as well as thread embroidery and suede detailing, the designs were stylishly subtle, and targeted towards the free-spirited woman.

Lastly, Siddhartha Bansal’s collection, ‘Story Teller’, revolved around a mythological story, inspired by the gates and doors of Indian vintage Havelis.

The designs were very much quirky in their patterns and prints. Sport bomber jackets, track pants, and cropped ensembles contrasted against the traditional Indian jewellery used.

The fusion of times were meticulously spectacular, and brought a mix of cultures, crafts and colours together.

Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 has had the ultimate opening ceremony. With many more designers to come, it looks set to be one show-stopping week!

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Danielle is an English & American Literature graduate and fashion enthusiast. If she isn't finding out what's in vogue, it's classic Shakespeare texts. She lives by the motto- "Work hard, so you can shop harder!"

Images courtesy of Lakmé Fashion Week Facebook

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