Armaan Randhawa known for his very strong and dramatic fashion statements returned to Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 with his “Twin Queen” Collection. It was an art presentation that paid rich tributes to the great British designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010).


Armaan has always believed in designing clothes for strong-willed women, so that they will be empowered with their sartorial choices to face the global challenges. Staying far from the sweet, naïve, innocent ensembles, Armaan unleashed a fashion story that would turn every woman into a glamazon of strength and style. 


Keeping the silhouettes boxy to stay true to the theme, there was Armaan’s trademark embroidery that gave a cutting-edge look to the collection. The construction almost bordered on masculine touches as bomber jackets; sweat shirts and oversized trench coats kept the inspiration on an even keel.


Mohammed Mazhar’s Unconventional Fashion Inspiration Was An Eye-Catching Offering


During the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 Gen Next Show, Mohammed Mazhar’s all-white collection with its minute detailing and feminine flounces was an arresting offering.


For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 Mohammed returned with his “Rafugar” collection. Rafugar or the process of darning is considered the savior of the clothes one wears. So if many may wonder how the process of darning can add value to a fashion story, then Mohammed answered it with his striking presentation on the ramp.


The embroidery inspired by Rafugar in red, black and white was the focal point of the collection with its intricate structure. To give his ensembles the perfect look for the festive season, his base fabric choice was varied as viscose, velvet, tweed and silk brought his theme to life. The silhouettes were feminine with a touch of drama that gave the garments an edgy appeal.


Checks appeared in the red/black combo where extreme drapes and layers took over for the skirts and a hint of velvet provided the necessary glitter. Quilting for the embroidered jackets added an unconventional angle to the look. The final black/white laser laser cut detailing for the sari over black, velvet pants and shirt worked really well for the look.


Two Point Two Paid An Unconventional Tribute To The Kimono


When Anvita Sharma and Asit Barik unveiled their label ‘Two Point Two’ during the Gen Next show at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 it was one that spoke a language all its own with an edgy collection. 


For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 the duo turned to the Japanese Kimono with their Eastern ode called “Simultaneity”. Transforming this oriental garment into street wear, the designers gave the sleeves, labels, closures and silhouettes a 21st century athleisure impact.


While the silhouettes had the distinct imagery of the Far East; there were touches of the relaxed sporty look that was striking. The fabrics selection bordered on the popular favorites, so there was 100 per cent Merino wool, cotton suiting, poplin and wool suiting fabrics, along with hand knits and touches of leather for added excitement.


Making a stylish entry on the ramp to end the show were Bollywood’s talented siblings Huma Qureshi and her brother Saquib Salim.  Huma looked impressive in loose textured coat, pants and strappy yellow tank top, while Saquib strutted down confidently in a black, patterned, jacket and yellow printed cowl neck shirt.


When a collection has immense fashion diversity then “Simultaneity” by the label Two Point Two makes a strong case for a best seller.