Burgoyne presented Narendra Kumar's The Fake Show at LFW 2018
Whenever Narendra Kumar presents a fashion show, it is never about only the clothes on the ramp. For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 “The Fake Show” by Narendra Kumar presented by Burgoyne highlighted fake news that seems to rule lives through social media along with some surprises from the designer.
The international Burgoyne linen brand has a fashionable history dating back to 1912 and its stylish and exquisite fabrics have been admired and used by top haute couture brands and celebrities around the world. Burgoyne “The Original Linen” represents fashion, which is indulgent, individualistic and very modern. The design range is vast for Super Whites, the world’s white fabric to pastels bright and vibrant shades.
For Narendra Kumar, the fabulous Burgoyne linen was the basis of his collection but when it was news, the designer was referring to then, the colour palette had to be just black and white with dashes of red for a marked sporty accent on the garments.
“Burgoyne could not have found a much stronger and brand-centric association, like we have with Lakmé Fashion Week and Narendra Kumar. The Fashion Week is one of the most vibrant and growing communities and has one of the highest standards of excellence when it comes to offering a customized launch platform for any brand. Burgoyne’s strong heritage coupled with innovative designs marries the craftsmanship of Narendra Kumar and finds a global audience at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018,” said Mr. James Baird, Chairman WFB Baird Company.
Opening the show with a fun video in which Narendra not only acted and rapped through it but proved that he is also a great comedian besides being a creative designer.
To stay true to his theme of being fake, there was a great lookalike of actor Ranveer Singh that got the audience in a frenetic tizzy as the model rocked down the ramp in a multi-coloured sequinned biker’s jacket and jeans.
Soon the male and female models with Afro wigs swung down the ramp to foot tapping rapping. The FKNS logo – a short form of Fake News appeared continuously on the garments and baseball caps.
With Burgoyne as the fabric sponsor, the luxurious Irish linen for the brand was turned into summer sportswear that had a marked athleisure vibe. There was an invigorating mix of fashion as Narendra merged knitwear with neoprene to enhance the look of the linen collection.
Keeping to the trendy fashion directions, the ramp turned into an active zone as T-shirts, bomber jackets, cropped pants were highlighted with customized knit ribs, for comfortable but stylish wear.
Men’s wear included kurtas, track pants, biker’s jackets, knit asymmetric shirts, printed jeans, jogging pants, blazers, cropped trousers, zippered shirts, asymmetric knit tunics, button-less casual jackets, side pleated Tees, many with the bold slogan “Fake it till you Make it”.Women’s wear was also sporty with a sexy touch as tiny blouses, high waist or high slit trousers with studs, long knit maxis with high slits, extra-long sweaters, strappy summer long dresses flashy jumpsuits – fitted or floppy and will-power red slinky floor skimming bandana created a stylish stir on the ramp.
The fashionable but edgy urban street styles collection with sporty athleisure overtones, gave the daring black and white line a “must have” appeal.
Bringing the show to a sophisticated end was the very handsome and dashing Rahul Khanna who strolled on the ramp in an all-white entry – biker’s jacket, Tee and track pants.
Narendra Kumar’s “The Fake Show” presented by Burgoyne had not only a strong message but the clothes were definitely genuine fashion that will make an impact on the field or off.
For Narendra Kumar’s show, Lakmé Makeup expert Donald Simrock gave a tribute to the 70s, 80s and even early 90s. He said the look for him was very “hip-hop”. The eyes were kept quirky and bright, with bright colours blocking the sides, and he completed the look with a sheer red to the lip using the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color. It was a very strong look, which was surely great fun creating.