Sunday marked the grand finale of the star-spangled Lakme Fashion Week 2021. This celebrated fashion week brought many stars on the ramp such as Dia Mirza, Ananya Pandey, Kartik Aryan, and Pooja Hegde. This year LFW has left no stones unturned with its experiment of the physical and digital event which was held from March 16th to 21st 2021. Phydigital fashion weeks are the future of the fashion industry and they are here to stay for now. From virtual showroom to virtual runways and sustainability was the mantra for LFW 2021
“I have always believed that the way forward is with alliances. Today, businesses are still struggling, and everyone has realigned their models. For the upcoming show, the duties, roles and operations of FDCI and LFW are independent of each other, which means that we are all putting our best foot forward. This coming together is in the best interest of the industry and designers. Now, the line-up will include some of the best names in fashion, from the emerging ones to the stalwarts, and from across cities. Plus, the shows will be presented on both our platforms,” shared Sunil Sethi, Chairman of Fashion Design Council of India with one of a renowned fashion magazine.
Here are highlights of the 2021 fashion week
Ananya Pandey was one of the highlights of the week, choosing to walk for Ruchika Sachdeva in a boho-chic avatar. On the other hand, Designer Manish Malhotra unveiled his new collection ‘Nooraniyat’ for the world, while Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan turned showstoppers for his show.
Bollywood’s fav designer Manish Malhotra shared a short video from Saturday evening’s show on Instagram and recalled the “trail moment.” Manish expressed his gratitude to his “work family” through the caption of the post. “The Trail Moment #memoriesforlife #moments #gratitude and always a Big Thank you to my Work-family my #manishmalhotrateam that work very hard with me and then everyone who puts the showcase of the clothes,” he shared in the caption of the post.
The duo was dressed to kill, Kiara in a dazzling silver lehenga set, and Kartik in a black sherwani. Designers like Anamika Khanna and Ruchika Sachdeva focused on colour blocking and flaunting the visionary outfits of the modern woman. Moreover, Anamika Khanna’s designs were exhibiting schemes of Rubik’s cube colours, and kaleidoscopic shapes.
It also quite clear that comfort is having its moment this season with designers like Payal Singhal experimenting with sports bras and fanny packs. Masaba’s trendy collection opted for a more fresh and inclusive approach – her pieces were flaunted by plus-size, hijabi, and transgender models.
Actress Hina Khan was seen donning an embroidered velvet lehenga for Tatwamm, showcasing her regal look. Lara Dutta Bhupati turned showstopper for handloom designer Sanjukta Dutta and wore a traditional Assamese Mekhela Chador. Athiya Shetty was the showstopper for designer Payal Singhal’s wore a bright yellow lehenga with a matching jacket and white sneakers.
The stellar event was a collaboration between FDCI and Lakmé Fashion Week 2021. The fashion week offered fashion enthusiasts a chance to get back to the runway with six live showcases that happened in Mumbai with select media personnel, buyers, and influencers. The show was opened by designer Anamika Khanna and her beautiful designs while the final showcase was by Bodice in Ruchika Sachdev’s minimalistic and dynamic collection.
The event concluded on Sunday in Mumbai and was partly held virtually and partly on the ground.