Anita Dongre at Lakmé Fashion Week 2018

Anita Dongre at Lakmé Fashion Week 2018

Boho brides take note: the new collection is a summer's dream

ARTICLE BY : Abha Shah


Lakmé Fashion Week finished its first day is sublime summer style; with Anita Dongre's Summer Resort 2018 collection ‘Songs of Summer', inspired by a summer garden in full bloom. Think light hand embroidery, zardosi and gota patti details juxtaposed with customised flower patterns unite traditional and contemporary. 

Anita said, “Songs of Summer is a collection that is very close to my heart. I am really excited to bring back the understated elegance of the 50s in the form of fluid silhouettes, light hand embroidery and exquisite floral details. I am also thrilled to add sustainable elements to the collection using R|Elan GreenGold, an eco-friendly fabric that is made from recycled plastic bottles.”

Yes, you read right. Some of the outfits you'll see below were made with R | Elan™ GreenGold, an eco-friendly fabric, made from 100% used plastic bottles, adding an additional halo to an already heavenly collection. 

Just the thing for a warm summer wedding, wouldn't you agree? Take a look at some of the prettiest looks from the 'Songs of Summer' collection.

This youthful cropped top and jacket

Floral crowned models floated down a catwalk decked in cabbage roses, baby’s breath and lotus illuminated by gently flickering candlelight wearing an array of delicate shades with floral, botanical and bird motifs.  

Pretty floral motifsThe look is boho with an oh-so chic retro vibe, harking back to the elegant style of 50s India - think breezy midi skirts, jumpsuits, cool wrap tops, elegant long line jackets, trendy tunics and stylish cropped tops.

We love this lightweight floor-length gown
There were plenty of classic lehengas and draped saris for the bride with tradition in mind, all in light-weight handwoven silk, chanderi, mul and cotton in Benares. 

There were sleeveless summer styles galore

The ensembles were complimented by stunning pieces from Anita Dongre Fine Jewellery, embroidered flat shoes and pretty floral crowns.

Read our exclusive interview with Anita Dongre here

The Bridal Looks

This mint-hued net underlay *swoons*
Another W-day worthy embroidered look
Equally stunning in this gorgeous green

Pretty romantic details give the looks a whimsical feel
A halter sari blouse with unique styling

Florals.. but not as you know them

Some of these are perfect for honeymoons

Ending the show and making their catwalk debut as a couple were husband and wife Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput.
He looked sharp in a white handwoven malkha sherwani with intricate stitch line embroidery and mother of pearl logo buttons, while Mira wore a statement white handwoven Benaras lehenga with pastel floral motifs, handwoven silk choli and silk organza dupatta with hand embroidered resham and gota patti work.




Tags : Anita Dongre  Songs of Summer  Lakme Fashion Week  India  Couture  Designer  Catwalk  Pastel  Floral 
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