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Fashionistas not on the runway at LFW

By Rajesh Karkera and Tista Sengupta
Last updated on: April 04, 2016 14:50 IST
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Take a look at the fashionistas who turned our heads at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016.

Text and photograph: Rajesh Karkera/

Name: Jaya Wadhwa

Age: 22

Job: I am a therapist by profession.

Jaya Wadhwa

Her look

I am wearing a Zara Sequin top and a grunge tassled skirt from Koovs.

And I'm wearing socks, which are kind of Happy socks, but not really the same brand :) and my shoes are from Forever 21.

The socks add funk to the whole outfit.

My look is funky and edgy with a bit of femininity.

Style mantra

Well I've been told that I always dress like an immaculate diva. While I'd agree with that observation, I'd rather think of myself as the sophisticated kind.


Name: Isabel Yasmin Salehbhai and Sabrina Kwon (mother)

Isabelle Yasmin Sarabhai and Sabrina Kwon (mother)

Text and photograph: Rajesh Karkera/

Isabel is studying second grade and loves school. She likes to dress up only sometimes when she can do her own look like she has done today.

Sabrina is a consultant coach with McKenzie USA and also does interior design. She happened to be at Lakme Fashion Week by chance. She was here to attend the sangeet ceremony of a wedding in the family.

Her look

I am not wearing anything that is mine. I have borrowed this outfit from my sister-in-law which she wore for her sangeet. I was very excited when she said I could borrow it.

I didn't know that there was a fashion week going on here. But looking at the well dressed people here I now know about it and I am glad I am here at this time.

Style mantra

My mantra is: 'less is more' although that is not the Indian way!


And yet again, 33-year old Nikita Kala, a fashion stylist from New Delhi impressed us with her quirky sense of style.

Age: 33

Job: Fashion stylist

Nikita Kala

Text: Tista Sengupta/

Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/

Her look

On the final day, I wanted something classy, yet fun. I am wearing a Bailou sari with a crop top that I have styled. I have teamed it with a pair of jeggings from Zara. The neck piece is handcrafted from brand EnIndea. The shades are from Vogue.

I got the earpiece from a flea market in Goa about 8-9 years ago. I still love it so much. The pumps are from Zara. The whole look would be around Rs 21,000.

Don't Miss our Special Coverage of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

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