Need we ogle over this year's LFW shows more? Not only did it bring forward a futuristic approach for fashion weeks with phygital and virtual dimensions setting up camp for years to come, but also was extremely inspiring. Many trends made a striking comeback, with bohemian elements taking the centre stage in many designer's collections, vintage embroidery styles like phulkari and zardozi as a prominent detail on the outfit, and some staying true to their signature details like metallics.
Sure, we missed seeing the celebratory walk of Bollywood's who's who walking the runway to commemorate a collection. Many celebs marked their presence in phygital films that gave the fashion week a glamorous, techno-spin, and then there were some who aced the LFW styles just as well off the ramp. Need proof? Check out all these stunning celebrity looks that we loved from the coveted week.
Kartik Aaryan served as the perfect muse for Manish Malhotra's LFW collection, Ruhaaniyat. The actor looked dapper in dusk-gold sherwani set inspired from the Mughal dynasty, featuring traditional zari and zardozi embroidery. If a regal, vintage look is what you desire for your wedding, pick this modern interpretation of the traditional Awadhi Izhar.
Bored with your run-off-the-mill ethnic styles? Take style cues from Samantha Akkineni who wore this floral-motif embroidered jumpsuit from Mishru's LFW collection called The Lost Summer. The bell-bottom number is equal parts festive and contemporary, making it apt for any modern occasion.
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Diana Penty set the ramp afire for the second time for Disha Patil in this ivory lehenga set from her LFW collection, The Labyrinth. The attached train, plunging neckline and the detailed embroidery makes it the perfect choice for a contemporary bride.
Radhika Madan walked the runway for Sukriti & Aakriti's Neo-Phulkari collection, which is a modern rendition of the traditional threadwork in a bohemian spirit. Needless to say, she looked stunning in the sustainable outfit, which is replete with kaleidoscopic hues.
Aparshakti Khurana looked debonair in this white kurta set with a statement phulkari-embroidered bundi for Sukriti & Aakriti. This minimal outfit definitely raises the bar of ethnic dressing for the contemporary man, and we'd love to see our beau clad in this number for a wedding.
Love Kriti Sanon's roster of ethnic looks? Check out this latest addition by Sukriti & Aakriti which features the age-old craft of phulkari with a modern spin. The environment-friendly outfit is equal parts timeless and contemporary, making it a covetable piece for a new-age wedding.
Sporting another number from Sukriti & Aakriti's Neo-Phulkari collection is the stunning Tamannaah Bhatia in this pretty sharara set. Laden with the dainty threadwork, stripes and of course, lust-worthy jewel tones, this piece is a must-have in a modern woman's closet. We love how she kept the look minimal by pairing fail-proof kundan chandbaalis to seal the deal.
Feeling like going bold and confident with your ethnic wear? Pick this Kunal Rawal's androgynous beaded plant-worker kurta from his latest show, Process. This slit kurta has a gothic appeal, which perfectly resonates with Sonakshi Sinha's edgy style aesthetics.
Ishaan Khatter looked extremely suave in this Kunal Rawal's signature black sherwani set. The outfit is replete with intricate threadwork and placement metallic highlights. We love how the number is uber-classic and stylish, making it an indispensable part of a new-age man's ethnic closet.
Athiya Shetty walked the virtual runway for Aisha Rao, whose collection, named Pastiche, makes a strong case for florals. The design sensibilities are an ode to the artist, Criss Canning, whose art depicts rich flora. The sustainable fabrics are a bonus, and should you want to go green and stand out at a wedding at the same time, this bohemian-inspired lehenga set is for you.
Of all the Mira X Punit Balana looks, this latest one is our current favourite. She wore a much-trending maxi dress from the designer's Muneer collection which comes with a cape. A stylish new addition to the block-printed outfit is a detailed coin work, which definitely sets it apart from the rest.
Punit Balana's collection, titled Muneer, is all about simplicity and understated elegance. Mrunal Thakur, who wore this rapture-rose crop-top skirt set by the designer, has a similar sartorial appeal. The block-printed outfit is not only minimal but also statement-making, making it ideal for close-knit weddings.
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Has Saaksha & Kinni's LFW styles left you wanting for more of bohemian? We'll vouch for this showstopper outfit featuring the coveted trend - layering. If you have already begun your vacation plans, pick this abstract-printed jacket-skirt set that has Mrunal's approval.
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The last day of LFW ended with much aplomb, with Rimzim Dadu closing the spectacular event. Mrunal Thakur proved to be a striking showstopper for both the closing shows. Rimzim Dadu's creative play on their signature metallics was breathtaking, and the collection, called Kinetic, had this icy-silver off-shoulder lehenga set as the showstopping outfit.
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