The Bride’s Guide To Lakme Fashion Week S/R ’16 : Day 5

Wow, what a whirlwind of a fashion week! Can’t believe it’s over already. And after the week that was, Day 5 was short, sweet, yet very impactful.

6There were only a handful of collections showcased on the last day of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016. Of the ones that I haven’t picked as my trousseau must-haves, Rahul Mishra and Garo were those that stood out to me. Garo sent some super quirky Indo-Western stuff down the runway in really bright colours, with Divya Khosla Kumar as the showstopper. Omg, can’t believe I just used the word Indo-western; kinda hate that term. If you’ve read my post on the #IndiaModern finale at Amazon India Fashion Week A/W ’16, you’ll know how much I love Rahul Mishra‘s work. (And if you haven’t read the post yet, well, now you know. And you should go read the post.)
In spite of that, I didn’t include his collection here because it simply wasn’t bridal enough. But that doesn’t mean you should stop striving for a Rahul Mishra in your wardrobe!

Keep reading to see what you need to add to your trousseau asap.
4I have a few, ok maybe more than a few, weaknesses.  You know white is one of them. And the other is flowers. Before you call me a hypocrite, let me add that I love the floral motif but have had it up to here with those prints. So I hope then, you’ll understand why I immediately fell in love with this collection. Not only is it summery and comfortable, but also sustainable and eco-friendly. Pratima has put together not a collection, but a dream. And I know I’m not the only one pining for these pieces right now.
Ideal for: pre-wedding brunches with the girls 
3 Those of you familiar with Neeta Lulla’s previous collections know she loves really ornate, heavy styles. Shilpa Shetty’s wedding outfit anyone? So it was a completely unexpected and very pleasant surprise to see this fun, young and breezy collection from her. Looks like daughter Nishka Lulla’s aesthetics have rubbed off on mom. Or not. Whatever it is, I am not complaining. There was a loooooot to love in this collection that was inspired by strong, for strong women, but Pernia Qureshi doing a beautiful kathak performance at the end of the show was easily my favourite bit.
Ideal for: your engagement cocktails 
1When one of the pioneers of Indian Couture closes one of the biggest fashion events in the country, you know that you’re in for a treat. And if you’re getting married this season then you need to pay attention closely. Because Rohit Bal just hit it out of the park with last night’s show. Held in St. Xavier’s college amidst a palace-like backdrop and a scintillating light show, this was one treat for the senses. Trademark sherwani jackets for the women and billowy silhouettes for the men came down the runway one after the other, in the top colours of the season.
I liked how there was enough variety in motifs, yet clear cohesion between the looks. I think we will definitely be seeing many grooms in Rohit Bal this season – but only those who aren’t afraid of some flowers. I still think this is one trend that the men didn’t experiment enough with.
I would say this though – the long velvet jackets were just not acceptable, considering summer in India is getting just out of control with global warming et al.
Ideal for: the bride and groom at their traditional reception
2And that’s it from me. For now. It’s been a crazy couple of days, but I have truly, wholeheartedly enjoyed putting this bridal guide together. To see more of my trousseau picks from the entire season, click on “Runway Bride” in the sidebar under “Categories”. If there was any collection that you totes expected to see, and didn’t, then comment below and let me know!

Until then,

Love you too ♥

{Images via // Sagar Ahuja}

About thetrougirl

Prerna is a wedding blogger and bridal stylist, who blogs as thetrougirl. A die-hard romantic, she loves weddings, bad puns and Bollywood. And weddings.

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