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10 fashion lessons we learnt from LFW

Last updated on: February 08, 2017 18:41 IST

The recently concluded fashion week had plenty of runway style inspiration.

From whites to sustainable fashion, androgynous looks to contemporary bridal wear, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 had something in store for everyone.

Be it a seasoned fashionista or enthusiastic college-goer trying to make a fashion statement with his/her outfit, LFW didn't disappoint when it came to fashion trends.  

Scroll down to see what these trends are!

1. White

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IMAGE: White is the new black! We won't bat an eyelid before pronouncing it as the 'colour of the year'.

From the House of Milk to fashion designer Gaurang Shah's collection at LFW, white ruled the roost at the fashion week. 

Model Deepti Gujral, above, walks the runway in a white creation from Amoh by Jade

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Exhibit 2

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IMAGE: Carol Gracias, right, dressed in a gorgeous white-and-gold sari by designer Gaurang Shah
The designer's Muslin collection featured several handwoven drapes, shararas and saris in white.

Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com,left, and Lakme Fashion Week, right. 

2. Prints inspired by spring

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IMAGE: Kiara Advani , above, was the showstopper for Farah Sanjana's spring summer collection.
The designer worked on a pastel palette of lilac, green, pale pink and mustard with splashes of golden blossoms for her collection. 

The colours this season that dominated the ramp included subdued pastels and summer is all about light, fresh colours. 

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

3. Fringes

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IMAGE: Karishma Shahani introduced a frilled sari in her collectionDivya Reddy's collection, right, saw fringes in different patterns and designs. 


Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

4. Exaggerated sleeves

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IMAGE: Pernia Qureshi, left, looked stunning in a white fishtail skirt and sculpted top with intense sleeve as she walked for Pinakin.

A model sports flared sleeves with her sari, right, as she strode down the ramp during for Sailesh Singhania in a hand-painted sari.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week

5. Indigo

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IMAGE: Designers added organic cotton, which was handwoven, natural dyed and of course hand spun to display some stunning textile at the Artisans of Kutch fashion show. The palette was a riot of colours along with white and indigo that created a perfect festive mood on the catwalk. 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week

Exhibit 2

Imaad Shah

IMAGE: Imaad Shah models a multi-layered indigo collection for Rajesh Pratap Singh.

Singh's collection used handwoven ikat on the textile, which was made using pet bottle waste. For the footwear, he's used flat knit indigo T-shirts and khadi fabrics.

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

6. Separates 

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IMAGE: A model sports three different separates at the Amit Aggarwal show. 
The focus at LFW was multi-utility clothing that can be worn with different separates.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week

7. Contemporary bridal wear

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IMAGE: Bridal fashion saw a new twist with designers going minimalistic and contemporary.
Candice Pinto, above, looks pretty in an olive green creation by Divya Reddy

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

8. Androgynous fashion

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IMAGE: This year LFW was all about inclusivity with gender-neutral model Petr Nitika walking the ramp for the first time.

The clothes at the fashion week weren't just meant for size-zero models and models strode the ramp in androgynous outfits for designer Narendra Kumar's show, above.

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

9. Sustainable fashion

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IMAGE: This year the focus was on sustainable fashion and comfortable clothing with a touch of culture. The GenNext designers used their collections to emphasise on zero waste and sustainability. 

Trans-gender model Anjali Lama models Kolkata based designer Soumodeep Dutta's collection, which derived inspiration from the traditional sada sari lal par (white with red border sari).

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

10. Handloom

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IMAGE: Handloom was in the limelight with the new crop of designers trying their best to revive the dying craft. 

A model presents a handloom sari for Sanjukta Dutta at the Lakme Fashion WeekThe handwoven collection featured traditional motifs of the Bodo and Miri communities.

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
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