Day 5 of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Madhura Sansare & Neha Panch, Vogue+ Bureau, Mumbai | 8th August, 2012

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Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 season closed with a Grand Finale that presented Sensational Collections by Kallol Datta 1955 and Pankaj-Nidhi. It was a Grand Finale, the likes of which had not been seen in India for a long time. The sensational collections by Kallol Datta 1955 and Pankaj – Nidhi, made the audience leap up to give a standing ovation to these three designers.

The show shook the very roots of the fashion world during the Grand Finale to end the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 season and celebrate the launch of the latest Lakmé Absolute Monochrome makeup line. Pioneering beauty trends for the modern and bold Indian woman, Lakmé launched its latest style statement – Lakmé Absolute Monochrome – a collection of chic, edgy and glamorous looks styled to perfectly suit the contrasting roles of the Indian woman.

The Monochrome Day and Monochrome Night Looks highlighted the ramp at the Lakmé Grand Finale adorned by the creations of fashion visionaries Kallol Datta 1955 and Pankaj-Nidhi.

Sharply graphic, Monochrome is a look that reflects the colour blocking trend in fashion, and channels attention to one part of the face to maximize the impact of make-up. Lakmé Absolute Monochrome looks have been put together with the Lakmé Absolute range of high performance make-up. Colour vignettes for face, lips, eyes and nails, this range promises intense colour and a flawless finish along with a 16-hour impeccable performance. Packed with skin enhancing ingredients, this super luxurious long wear range perfectly balances beauty and science.

The ballroom of Hotel Grand Hyatt was decorated with yards of white tulle on the walls. Three glass frames in abstract forms were suspended from the ceiling and the backdrop covered with the steel squares revolved to reveal gleaming mirrors when the show commenced.

The evening started with a lively audio visual of the new Lakmé Absolute Monochrome range featuring the beautiful Kareena Kapoor, which set the stage for the Monochrome Makeup Show by Lakmé expert, Clint Fernandes.

From behind the acrylic partition on top of the ramp emerged 11 models wearing the most exciting and avant garde makeup for eyes, lips and nails. Clad in black jumpsuits, the very adventurous line of makeup looks showed the expertise of Clint Fernandes in creating the Lakmé Absolute Monochrome collection.

The fashion presentation that followed was a mind-blowing line up of garments which could only be described as the most intellectually creative creations that had not been seen for a very long time.