Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week Festive/Winter 2012: Kareena & Karan goes fashionable!

By: Neha Panch, Vogue+ Bureau, Mumbai | 4th August, 2012

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Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week Festive/Winter 2012 at The Grand Hyatt, Mumbai was a melange of a-la-mode runaway shows. Style is not only about clothes, it also includes bags and shoes.

It is all about accessorizing! After seeing all those new designers with beautiful, colorful ensemble et al, one cannot help but notice the gorgeous designs by Felix Bendish. One word to describe his jewellery: Fusion where Combination of East meets West that can go well with glitzy Indian and Western attire as well.

Bendish, an accessory designer dazzled the audience with his collection titled ‘Flow’. The line comprised brooches, necklaces, hair accessories, cuffs as well as clutches, showcasing everything a fashionista could possibly dream of.

Using Swarovski crystals as well as large juicy gemstones, Felix played with designs which ranged from abstract to symmetry, to large statement pieces which seemed to break effortlessly into flowing designs.

The colour palette of this range included an intriguing mix – from neon bold colours such as orange and pink to more subdued, ethereal midnight blues.  Amidst the stones, cleverly used sleek feathers and sequin work, helped add a funky edge, while gold chords elevated the modern poised appeal of ‘Flow’.

Not just focusing on wearable art, Bendish also displayed eye catching candy-like clutches set with regal stones. Not to miss was also a unique bolero jacket piece embellished in semi precious stones and sporting long tassels.  Experimental yet timeless, a perfect blend of the two, this collection is a must have for any blue-blooded diva.

So go ahead and accessorize! Apart from the venue being delightfully set up in one of the prestigious 5 star hotels in Mumbai, I also had the privilege of meeting Karan Johar and Queen of Bollywood – the gorgeous Kareena Kapoor who looked stunning and sophisticated in an off-white blouse and trousers and hair tied in a bun.

Both Johar and Kapoor had attended the runway shows and had great input with the designs. All in all a great start to a fabulous fashion week.

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(Edited & Published by Madhura Sansare)

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