Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outhouse and Akaaro at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014

GAURAV JAI GUPTA, KAABIA AND SASHA GREWAL PRESENTED SUPERB GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

KAABIA AND SASHA GREWAL OF OUTHOUSE DAZZLED THE AUDIENCE WITH THEIR OPULENT JEWELLERY COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014
Known for their unconventional jewellery designs, Kaabia and Sasha Grewal for their label “Outhouse” presented their stunning collection called “The Column” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. Lustrous gold was entwined into magical pieces that were influenced by the regal look of Greece and Rome. Playing imaginatively with gold, the designer duo proved that the precious metal was versatile enough to be draped like liquid silk or moulded firmly.

The pair was inspired by Proto-geometric art and linear meanders to present a more basic but bold collection. Adding to the beauty of the jewellery were semi-precious stones like amber, turquoise, pearls, garnets and lapis lazuli to create glitz and glamour.

The pair gave the Maang Tikka a New Age feel but with  a Mohawk- like design that rose in curves on the heads of the models, while the earrings flared up to reach the hair turning into large lacy covers. Chokers cascaded down the necks of the models with a line of interlinked pendants or were clasped around the necks with multiple layers.  Belt-cum-shoulder or body harnesses, ornate cropped gloves, windmill inspired ear cuffs, leather/tassel shoulder dusters, cross body leather/gold belt, and spikes erupted from neckpieces. Towering looped Maang Tikka, Haath Phool, facial décor garter-cum- harness and finger cuffs turned ordinary jewellery categories into conversation stoppers.



Opulence was the apt word to describe the jewellery as spiked bangles, looped and tasselled necklaces, shoulder ornaments and neckpieces had intricate attachments while armlets as well as enticing danglers for the ears stole the limelight.

The striking ensembles that matched the avant garde look were courtesy JV by Jatin Varma who added his geometric touches to balance the grand ornaments.

For women who dream of looking like mythical goddesses showered in jewels, “The Column” by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal will make it a reality.

GAURAV JAI GUPTA DISPLAYED A SYMPHONY OF FABULOUS TEXTILES AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014
The most distinct aspect in a Gaurav Jai Gupta show is always the fabulously woven textiles with weaves and yarns that defy imagination. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 Gaurav’s collection for his label “Akaaro” presented “Meen”, a line which had exclusive hand woven fabrics in Fulia, Lycra, silk, cotton and zari from Bengal, Benaras and Chanderi. The collection was inspired by underwater reflections in urban Indian landscapes.



Using discreet toned down metallic colours as the base; Gaurav added some pastel accents for added impact. Emphasising on strong woven detailing in some segments, the collection’s ensembles were all engineered to perfection. The colour story was as interesting as the weaves with black and golden grey in variations moved onto blue and silver.



Proving his mastery over weaves and stripes, the saris with crushed pallavs worn with an assortment of pleated waist coat, front open jacket, acid yellow silk cropped shirt or striped long sleeve silk cotton blouses were beauties on the ramp. 


Simple basics like kurtas and pants, long practical cotton achkan dress, tunics with hints of glimmer, engineered cotton zari waist coat/maxi and asymmetrical jacket with cotton dhoti pants, had weaves that were exclusive as well as intricate.

Being faithful to his understated minimal designing inputs, Gaurav Jai Gupta’s collection for LFW WF 2014 offered his personal stylish contemporary line of festive wear for the Indian woman.


About Lakmé:

Contemporary Indian beauty expert Lakmé continuously innovates to offer a wide range of, high performance and world class color cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons. In addition to leveraging Unilever’s worldwide expertise, Lakmé also partners with the leading cosmetic house Milan-based Intercos Italia, Schwann Stabilo Germany and Paris-based Fiabila. Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé also offers its consumers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services at the Lakmé Salons and Studios. For further information log on to www.lakméindia.com


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IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd., is an equal joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company. The joint venture company will develop, market and 
manage sports and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India’s premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event, the Aircel Chennai Open. IMG Reliance has entered agreements with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis-at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.



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