CELEBRITY SHOWSTOPPERS FROM LFW '19 WHOSE EXUBERANCE MADE ALL HEARTS STOP FOR A MOMENT
With celebrities donned in glittering collections the LFW Winter/Festive was a carnival of beauty
One of the most prestigious fashion shows of the Indian Fashion Scene, the 20th Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 ended and it was nothing short of a spectacular event. With the best in class Indian designers showcasing some extraordinary innovative designs and numerous celebrities donned in glittering festive collections as showstoppers, the event was a huge success. While the show displayed some extravagant gowns, overtly winter outfits, and unique bridal collections, what took our heart was a stream of celebrities who were not just the bystanders but the partakers of making this fashion ritual even more glamorous.
To jog your memory we’ve got the most eye-catching showstoppers of the week.
Katrina Kaif for Manish Malhotra
Katrina Kaif opened the show with grandeur for Manish Malhotra donned in a black velvet lehenga and a matching blouse with dramatic shoulders; She looked breathtakingly beautiful as she walked down the runway carrying the collection’s pride along with her impeccable elegance. Malhotra’s opulent collection ‘Maahrumysha’, which means Resplendent Beauty, had a stunning range of lehengas, gowns, sarees, and skirts rendered in fabrics like cotton silk, velvet, and tulle.
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Lisa Haydon for Amit Agarwal
Lisa Haydon looked flawless as she turned show-stopper for Amit Aggarwal, dressed in a metallic purple drape saree like gown with free-flowing ends and a structured wrap – with her sleek hairdo and flushed pregnancy glow Lisa looked like a portrait of beauty as she sashayed down the ramp for the veteran designer. Amit Agarwal’s futuristic aesthetic collection called ‘Flux’ is created by engineering recycled plastic into outfits, comprising of vivid contrasting textures and modern silhouettes. Full of sheer wraps, exaggerated sleeves, and billowing skirts this pioneering collection was one of a kind for this fashion week, all thanks to the designer’s outwardly vision and of course, Lisa Haydon for embodying his bold creation with so much grace.
Photo credits: India Today
Ananya Pandey for Arpita Mehta
A debutant at the Lakme Fashion Week, Ananya Pandey looked enchanting in an intricately embroidered pink lehenga and a matching blouse – all we could think of was a beach wedding! Adding to her beautiful ensemble was her illuminated rosy pink makeup with smoky eyes but what made her first runway walk so memorable was the lady’s untameable excitement that glittered the stage even better. Titled ‘Tren Tradition’, Mehta’s collection lived up to its name with light as air fabrics coupled with complex embroidery in shade of pinks and yellows (mostly, hues from a happy colour palette). It included lehengas, corset belts, Kurtis, and shararas which effortlessly take you from complementary functions to the big day celebrations. With bare necks and no jewellery except bangle-bracelets, the artwork of the designer stood out even more.
Photo credits: NDTV (L), Zee News (R)
Malaika Arora for Diya Rajvir
Malaika Arora, fitter than ever looked gorgeous clad in a maroon blouse with magnified frilled shoulders, plunging neckline, and a matching high slit tapered skirt as she turned muse for Diya Rajvir. If there’s one way to possibly put down her look in words is that she looked as pleasingly-toxicated as a nice, good-old wine. The collection takes inspiration from a blend of cultures and includes a genius selection of gowns, skirts, and blazers. With maroon red roses as the collection’s central theme, the show played in a beautiful tone of pink, maroon, and red with rose patterns all over the apparels.
Photo credits: Lakme Fashion Week
Kangana Ranaut for Disha Patil
Defying the most sensitive controversies, Kangana takes social media by a storm every time she steps out the bay but this time it is her surprisingly different look that she adorned in a pastel blue lehenga as she turned show-stopper for Disha Patil. Lehenga embroidered in traditional patterns paired with a strapless blouse crafted in bubbly satin fabric brought out a distinct dainty side of the bold lady in the most splendid way. Named ‘The Interpretation of Love’ the collection by Disha Patil is a lovable one as it brings us opulent satin lehengas in pastel shade of blues and pinks with meticulously crafted details.
Photo credits: Lakme Fashion Week (L), Rediff (R)
Diana Penty for Ridhi Mehra
After being a great source of fashion inspiration on her entire Cannes Festival journey, the lady defined elegance yet again. Dressed in an ivory lehenga, with ornate embroidery and pearl embellishments, Diana was of the most graceful muses to walk the runway this season. The emerald necklace, pinned hair, and neutral makeup perfectly complimented the overpowering glam of her ensemble – the best moment has to be when she twirled on the stage and her attire twinkled like a disco ball. Named ‘An Ode To The Heirloom’, the collection’s elegant and culturally rich beauty justified its title.
Photo credits: Mathru Bhumi
Disha Patani for Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
In a glimmer bedazzled blue gown with a thigh-high slit and sleek straight hair, Disha stepped on to the ramp for the designer duo and there were no second thoughts about she looking ethereal. The collection to which she added glamour to was of none other than the celebrated designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna which returned to the LFW after 15 years, it had to be special! The collection titled ‘Interstellar’ was nothing short of a cosmic event, with a touch of sensual yet classy designs that looked far beyond time limits.
Photo credits: The Quint
Kareena Kapoor for Gauri & Nainika
Like tradition follows, the fashion week was closed by the ultimate showstopper, Lakme’s brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor Khan. Dressed in a strapless black gown, with an exaggerated train, wet-look hair, and stunning dark lipstick, Bebo looked like the showstopper the week had been waiting for. Playing muse for the Gauri and Nainika, with the collection featuring the most innovative bridal couture of the week, the entire show turned out to be a fashionably inventive one.
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