The day one of the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 focussed on women wear. The first day saw designers Abhishek Sharma and Swapnil Shinde putting out a glamorous show. Swapnil’s Not - the Cool Girl collection was for global women belonging to any religion, region, caste, colour, nationality, and sexuality. His inspirations were derived from the past and present from real and fictional women such as Queen Elizabeth, Wonder Woman, Vivian Ward and Swapnil’s favourite Sunny Leone, who also walked the ramp for him. Working around a colour story comprising yellow, ice blue, nude along with neutrals black and white, Swapnil added a custom-designed print inspired by lightening to highlight the fabrics. Whereas, Abhishek’s collection Impressions had, as its inspiration the broken impressionist brushes strokes. The erratic imperfect brush strokes created a visual medley with unconventional colours and shapes.
Also walking the ramp was Neha Dhupia for INIFD LAUNCHPAD. The third edition revealed five fashion design students selected from Indian INIFD branches that put a splendid mix of local and global art, cultures and traditions. One of the many highlights was the collection by AJIO that made a bold new statement on the runway. The “LongLiveBold” collection was curated by celebrity stylist Mohit Raj that showed vibrant pops of colours, prints, lots of great impressive statement sleeves and floral fantasies that made the collection a ‘must-have’ in all wardrobes.