Diwali fashion trends inspired by FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week 2021
FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week in India 2021 recently ended and it was the perfect event to take inspiration from our own Diwali 2021 looks.
Recycling was a prevalent theme at the recent FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week 2021. From Gaurav Gupta to Abraham & Thakore, designers have turned to plastic waste to create new fabrics and interesting silhouettes. How do you turn these trends into Diwali outfits? Looked.
Diwali Fashion Trends in 2021:
A checkered saree
The grand opening of FDCI x Lakmé Fall Winter 2021 Fashion Week was by the couturier Tarun Tahiliani. The physical presentation focused on bright colors and Indian textiles captured in her iconic curtains and silhouettes. This vibrant Madras plaid draped saree is the perfect example of this fusion. We loved the intricately embroidered blouse and belt combination that ties the look together.
If all the stars align in our favor, this stunning saree from Limerick by Abirr n ‘Nanki will magically appear in our wardrobe. The Back to the Stars showcase was inspired by the 12 zodiac signs and the four elements – air, water, fire and earth to match their color story. Heavenly inspiration was represented by fanciful works of art embroidered on the clothing. Silver star patterns dot this midnight blue saree embroidered with the 12 elements of the zodiac.
This bralette blouse from Arpita Mehta’s bridal line at FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week 2021 gives us flashbacks of Madonna’s iconic tapered bra. The signature mirror work style on the blouse is contrasted with a bright red organza lehenga embroidered with botanical prints in beige. Pairing delicately embroidered lace gloves with traditional lehengas is a style trick we’re sure to incorporate this holiday season.
A fresh flower
Inspired by the idea of a fresh start or a blank slate, the collection of Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini. Disconnected from societal norms, their muse explores a sense of self and style that is told through botanical motifs and embroidery in lustrous silk and satin fabrics. The floral bolero jacket and lehenga combination is both delicate and daring.
Each season, we look forward to new versions of JJ Valaya’s signature herringbone pattern. And this year did not disappoint either with the Festive 21-22 collection, Rumelli at FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week 2021. The play of different chevron sizes in this anarkali halter necklace is worthy of a bookmark and one of our favorite Diwali fashion trends for this year.
Reason to recycle
‘To assemble. To disassemble. Reassemble ‘was the main ideology at Abraham and Thakoré and this kantha print saree captures it perfectly. Made from post-consumer recycled PET bottles, it uses R / ELAN Green Gold fabric. A light piece with a contrasting black pallu, the ivory kantha stitch makes it a great conversation piece at card parties.
Adopt the color
With Rajesh Pratap Singh holding the reins at Satya paul we knew something exciting was brewing and it certainly didn’t disappoint with the Master’s Words collection. Vibrant, eclectic and inclusive – the collection confirmed our belief in the power of print. The “Things come full circle” saree was a prime example.
Even though Kareena Kapoor Khan stole the show from Gaurav GuptaDuring the runway’s stellar presentation, there were plenty of pleated voluminous figures that were equally stunning. These sculpted pieces were made from fabric recycled from ocean and landfill waste. The seashell-shaped dress in metallic gold and silver hues was spotted on the water-filled runway.
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This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.