Day 3 @ LFW S/R’12 saw aesthetic designs…

By: Mansi Vakharia & Madhura Sansare, Vogue+ Bureau, Mumbai | 5th March

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Lakme Fashion Week varnished its third day with striking fabrics, innovative style and aesthetic designs. Vogue+ Correspondents Mansi Vakharia & Madhura Sansare tells you more…

Day 3 started with Debarun Mukerjee who had lot of chanderi cutworks, lehengas with saree-inspired drape while Farah & Firdos gelled for a complete picture of ways in that depicted conventionality. Bhagalpur silk and handmade textures in bright colours completed the ensemble.

Sensually severe and structurally intense was the way to go with Vaishali Shadangule with Chanderi with the Khand border, and the kurta style overlapped blouse. Contemporary silhouettes in traditional desi khadi, teamed with pleated dresses and one shouldered togas set the style from Purvi Doshi, while Shashikant Naidu created a blend of Ikat, kalamkari with Ahimsa Silk in traditional Indian palette. Sari inspired wrap around creations in skirts and dresses swirled down the catwalk.

Soumitra Mondal received a round of applause for his skillful display of rich jamdani and khadi embellishments in Resham saris and diaphanous anarkalis. Handblock prints inspired by the 16th century chintz motifs were the driving force behind Paromita Banerjee’s collection.

Deepika Govind wove a magical tale of “The woman in blue checks: Cauvery’s Tale” with silk, checks and strips from Salem and Chettinad. Sarees worn in Coorgi style and kimono style tunics over miniskirts awed the audience.

Krishna Mehta culminated la facon day avec a fabulous array of home grown dyed and printed kurtas and shararas. One shouldered long sleeve tunics with gold embroidery and lace boleros set the ramp on fire.