Day 4: Eastern & Western Glamour

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2018 Rixi and Tinka Bhatia

About Day 4: Eastern & Western Glamour
Text: Stacy Fernandes | Video: Amit Mehta | Stills courtesy: Lakme Fashion Week

half Full Curve by Rixi and Tinka Bhatia

half Full Curve returned to Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2018 for the second season with great fashion for all sizes.

This season the “Soul Stirring Sister” collection had an oriental inspiration which was Japanese textiles and costume motifs along with lots of floral designs that were splashed on the garments. The inspiration was then interpreted into intricate, detailed, embroidery creating an old world charm. The garments had easy silhouettes very fluid to enhance the comfort factor, they also had a chic emphasis to it. Some garments also had an ethnic influences appealing to the Indian Women.

The colour card moved smoothly from the favourites black and white, to shades of grey, deep red, navy, beige and blue, which were artistically highlighted with metallic tones. The garments had heavy beading, floral placement embroidery on a flowing black maxi. Peplum blouses, sheer covers, gathered robes, cropped pants with tunics, luxuriously layered shifts, kimono blouses, poncho tops were a great variety of fashion for women who love the varying silhouettes to suit their feminine curves.

The label made sure to give the audience a variety of garments making it a must have in wardrobes of all women.

Saaksha and Kinni

Saaksha and Kinni unveiled their “Raas” collection, which was a riot of prints at Lakmé Fashion week Winter/Festive 2018.

The designers used beautiful Bandhani, Patola and Ikat. The mix of digital prints on the jackets, while the metal and thread interweaving inspired by the cane weaving of the Kotwalia tribe of Gujarat was eye catching on the garments.

The designer duo took the audience on a colourful journey of rustic fashion, reinterpreted to suit the contemporary dresser. Deep hues with fun prints were evident for voluminous maxi skirts and tops. Drawstrings played an important role in the collection as they appeared on sleeves, sides and hemlines of garments and changed the shapes and silhouettes of the creations. Crushed and crinkled texturing was ideal for the kaftan, strappy tent dresses, capes and blouses.

The show stopper for the designer duo was the peppy actress Shruti Hasan, who elegantly walked down the ramp in a triple layered, crinkled, printed, floor-length creation quaintly belted at the waist.

This collection was just right for the upcoming festive season.


The designers called their collection “Chandni Raat”. Keeping their inspiration in mind the duo played with three colours, white, grey and charcoal. Making their collection very chic for a Red-Carpet or for a glamorous evening.

They used delicate handwoven fabric of Chanderi silk and fine linen that were turned into the swirling layered silhouettes. Hand block printing, intricate hand embroidery techniques like hand French knots, zardosi, appliqués and couching brought out the grandeur in their collection.

The show opened with a relaxed men’s wear jacket with loose pants and shirts in kimono style. While the Men’s wear matched the theme with the sun/moon print coat which was worn with the mandarin collar shirt in shades of grey and black.

Women’s wear was delicately designed with celestial embroidery, which appeared on the sheer robes that looked divine over knee-length dresses that projected a feminine vibe. For ethnic wear a lengha choli with a red dupatta will definitely light up a festive evening.

Saiyami Kher, the charming Bollywood actress gracefully walked the ramp as the Showstopper in a white embroidered lehenga, grey choli and embroidered dupatta.

Posted on Aug 25, 2018

Location: The St. Regis Mumbai, Senapati Bapat Marg, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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