The quartet of 6Degree designers brought diverse fashion during LFW 2018
‘Label De Belle’ by Nancy Luharuwalla showcased a sensual, youthful and sophisticated collection titled “Daze” that was a dazzling display of wearable art at 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.
Silhouettes were designed to reflect the diamond-like sparkle of Surat along with the designer, Nancy Luharuwalla’s love for art, travel and global culture.
Breathtaking gowns, jumpsuits, dhoti saris, cargo pants, blouses, lehengas, trousers, jackets, tops and coats made their way down the runway along with a refreshing array of saris, skirts, blouses and ethnic pieces, which made for an eclectic mix that would indulge every whim and fancy of a fashion-loving diva.
The colour story was solid white and were embellished using tones reminiscent of an artist’s paint box, like obsidian, rust brown, terracotta, mahogany, olive green, crimson, plum, sapphire, khaki, tan and antique gold yellow using a mix of sequins, beads and threads.
These ethereal shades were accentuated by African symbolism, motifs and the outline of ruggedly beautiful terrains in the form of geometric prints, which created fantastic illusions along the body of each ensemble. Fabrics like tweed, silk, organza, crêpes and tulle helped to accentuate the female form.
A particularly eye-catching element within the range was the use of embroidered patches, which seemed to be kaleidoscopic in nature and appeared to move and create new shapes as they caught the light.
The glamorous Malaika Arora glided down the catwalk in the only black ensemble of this line that comprised cigarette pants, worn with a safari-jacket with a mesmerizing trail, heavily embellished with parrot motifs.
Revolutionary and futuristic, the “Daze” collection by ‘Label De Belle’ from Nancy Luharuwalla was for the unapologetically bold and beautiful.
Ravi Bhalotia’s Label ‘Aarbee’ presented “Midsummer Wreath” at 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018. The collection was a story of rebirth that came to life on the runway in a glamorous stylish manner.
Inspired by the idea of releasing negativity and rising from the ashes to bloom as a new creation, this collection embraced the idea of combining both masculine and feminine ideals to create formal occasion wear that pushed fashion boundaries.
The silhouettes were an intriguing mix of Indian aesthetics that were moulded into modern western wear sensibilities and were crafted using fabrics like silk, Chanderi and organza. Lehengas, cholis, saris, skirts, jackets and blouses graced the ramp in playful colours like baby pink, lime green, pastel orange, royal blue, golden yellow and seductive red. The ensembles were cut to enhance the female form, as they flowed at the hem and structured at the top.
Appliqués comprised intricate pearl beadwork, sequins, cording, tassels, drapes, Resham work, embellished collars and embroidery; while carefully placed cutouts, pin tucks and pleats helped add more geometric dimensions to each ensemble.
Staying true to the flirty vibe of the collection, floral designs were the defining feature of the ensembles and were further accentuated with pagan symbolism, a metaphor for the woman who is as complex as she is captivating.
An especially stunning entry was a lehenga-choli-gown, with a large ballroom skirt and a cropped blouse worn with a flowing jacket with wide sleeves, adorned by decadent embroidery.
The elegant and sophisticated Bollywood actress, Karishma Kapoor walked the ramp in a dazzling pale mint green lehenga, choli and dupatta that was carefully embroidered with pink and gold roses that seemed to come to life and bloom on the fabric.
Sleek and sensual, ‘Midsummer Wreath’ by Ravi Bhalotia was a collection that will transform any woman into the fairy-tale version of herself.
“Gulab Baug”, by Julie Shah under her label ‘Julie’ was an exciting prèt collection inspired by beautiful meadows, which enchanted all at 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.
Sophisticated, the colour palette was influenced by gemstones along with mesmerizing hues seen in floral arrangements and comprised muted jewel tones like rose quartz, onyx black, emerald green, ruby red and also included sage green, sky blue, peony pink and sunset red.
The silhouettes, crafted using net, silk and organza were lightly structured, with the focus being on creating flouncy, graceful forms and asymmetrical detailing that highlighted the fun and fashion-forward appeal of each ensemble.
Festive skirts, lehengas, gowns, capes, dresses, tops, jackets, trousers, blouses, saris and jumpsuits lit up the runway and dazzled with regal three dimensional embellishments and elaborate detailing. Sequins, beads, metal accents, ruffles, tassels and hand embroidery in a multitude of pop colours made each piece distinctly stand out in style.
A particularly ravishing outfit was a blush pink skirt, sporting gathers and beautiful floral work that seem to almost grow into the fabric, worn with a sleeveless deep -neck jacket that added just the right amount of sensual elegance.
Another show stealer was a vintage inspired dress in peach, which was delicately embroidered and cinched at the waist, to accentuate the wearer’s curves. The fully ruffled bodice with multi-coloured motifs hit the high notes of fashion.
Stopping the show was the very pretty Kiara Advani who sashayed down the catwalk in a black lehenga, choli and dupatta that was embellished with rose embroidery and accentuated further by gold bead tassels and sequins.
Playful, versatile, and classic ‘Gulab Baug’ by Julie Shah for her label ‘Julie’ offered just the right amount of cool for any woman who likes to make a glamorously fashionable statement.
A unique bohemian men’s wear collection aptly named “Boho-Men” by Raamz and Chandrika Raamz for their label ‘Raamz’ created a fashion stir at 6Degree Studio during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.
Fused with the designers’ signature touches, the silhouettes comprised suits, trousers, shirts, vests, jackets, blazers, jumpsuits, and tunics, which offered a versatile selection to modern men who don’t conform to society’s norms and aren’t afraid to express their individuality on their own terms and in their own way.
The colour palette included soft, sombre shades inspired by nature like deep tan, earthy brown, olive green, charcoal grey, faded blue, rusty red, ochre and muted white that highlighted the hippy vibe of this collection. Fabrics like cotton, cotton blends, tweed; corduroy, flannel and linen were used to keep the collection comfortable and classy.
The designers Raamz and Chandrika Raamz further accentuated each of the carefully crafted, creations by adding hand worked embellishments and appliqués. Embroidery resembling flowers and leaves in dark woody forests, geometric patterns mirroring nature, feathers, beads and symbols associated with one’s primal self-such as arrows, triangles, deer heads, added a rugged masculine flair.
This was further complemented by the use of pleats, tucks and buttons that were strategically placed to draw out the almost architectural allure of each ensemble.
Two particularly enticing pieces were a brick red pinstripe suit sporting triangle prints and an off-white shirt, matched with olive green pleated pants with a vest of the same colour that was adorned with geometric nature inspired imagery.
The dashing and confident actor Karan Singh Grover ended the show in a brick red, unconventional jacket with a large slit at the back, accentuated with pinstripes and subtle arrowhead embroidery.
Unafraid, innovative and imaginative – “Boho-Men” by Raamz and Chandrika Raamz for their label ‘Raamz’ was a sophisticated and fun collection that was aimed at men who dare to be different.