Become an icon of culture and style with these beautiful fashion trends.
The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 just got over.
And we have a dozen of hot trends you need to stock in your wardrobe right away.
Check out the latest styles spotted at the five-day long fashion fiesta.
1. Colour me BLACK
IMAGE: When in doubt, wear black. That's what was on the mind of most designers at LFW.
From emerging to established designers, they all played with black to create snazzy ensembles.
Which one of these do you like? (left) New designer Esha Amiin's tutu frock, (centre) designer-duo Shantanu and Nikhil's embroidered off-shoulder jumpsuit with a red jacket, or (right) master couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee's embellished maxi?
Photographs: (left) Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook, (centre and right) Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
2. Sexy saris
IMAGE: Chanderi, Kanjivaram, Benarasi, Nuni silk saris... name it and we saw all.
Add glam to your festive or bridal avatar with six yards of tradition.
Presenting Sony Kaur dressed in a Swati Vijaivargie sari with Gopashtami Pichwai painting from Nathdwara (left) and a gorgeous Kanjivaram silk sari from Santosh Parekh draped on Ilana Davies, a Canberra-born model who thinks the burkini ban is ridiculous.Photographs: (left) Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook, (right) Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
3. Pretty prints
IMAGE: Ever thought of clashing prints together?
Boys can take inspiration from Ajay Kumar's printed jacket with wide lapels over a front cowl kurta, high waist trousers and a wrap shirt, and girls take a cue from (right) model Ritu Chauhan who donned a fully embroidered pantsuit from Architha Narayanam's collection.Photographs: (left) Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com and Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook
4. Monochrome magic
IMAGE: The classic monochrome trend in aplomb and how! Easy-to-wear ethnic fashion as seen on (left) Sucheta Sharma and western silhouettes (right) from designer Ashish Soni's collection.
This white-black colour palette is sure to dominate the fashion scenes.Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
5. Chic cropped tops
IMAGE: A statement in themselves, cropped tops can be worn with anything and everything.
Wear it over a pair of denims, skirts or even shorts.
What's your pick-- (left) Mitali Rannorey's one-shoulder cropped top by Ridhi Mehra, (centre) Dayana Erappa's blouse with power shoulders by Payal Singhal or (right) Edna Abigail's fringed one by Manish Malhotra?Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
6. Hello homegrown textiles!
IMAGE: Salute LFW! This season paid homage to homegrown textiles.
Blending Indian fabrics with various silhouettes and designing new-age ensembles were a treat to the eyes.
Sucheta Sharma sports a Runway Bicycle full-sleeve shirt and skirt (left), while Dipti Sharma puts on Sanjay Garg's silk separates.
Photographs: Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Instagram
7. Jazzy jackets
IMAGE: Stripes, motifs or embroidery, patterns on jackets were seen in abundance. Choose the one that suits you best and you are good to go.
Photograph: (left and centre) Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com (right) Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook
8. The sleeve story
IMAGE: Sleeves can give a whole different look to your attire. Don't believe us?
Gen Next designers Sidhu Ji brought back the bishop sleeve (left), while Diming Rubu worked a breezy affair with bell sleeves. Which one do you like?Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
9. WOW velvet!
IMAGE: A game-changing look for most brides, velvets can never go out of fashion. So rich and luxe, this fabric lent a royal touch to Sabyasachi Mukherjee's embroidered mini worn by model Surelee Joseph (left) and Manish Malhotra's bridal lehengas that simply dropped our jaws.Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com, left; Kind courtesy Hasleen Kaur/Instagram
10. Crafty capes
11. Fur fashion
IMAGE: Soft, fine fur is in vogue. With designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil bringing regimental fashion back to the closet for men (left), Sabyasachi Mukherjee presented a glamorous way to pair it up with heavily-embellished bridal gowns.
Wonder if the animal rights lobby has seen this yet!Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
12. Man's world
IMAGE: Dear men, there were serious fashion goals for you too. From (left) Sikh military style dressing from yesteryears, to (right) modern silk kurta-pyjama-stole sets, you can go with.Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
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