Ritu Kumar brings royalty to Lakme Fashion Week

Fashion followers were on alert as great style was presented on the ramp. The ‘Label Ritu Kumar’ unveiled the colourful “Maharaja Pop” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017. Wearable, stylish, contemporary and very youthful, ‘Label Ritu Kumar’ worked on the latest trends and colours to give women’s wear a fusion of fabrics, craft and tradition.

Inspired by shades of royalty with hints of military touches; the collection brought in a mélange of patterns and themes on the ramp. Quirky colours and bold military inspired textiles, took the ensembles to a high sartorial level. The neo-combat trend came alive with shades of contrasts as grey, blue and metallics were suddenly livened with pops of red. The colour story further moved from black and white to brown, silver, gold, green and saffron that brought a kaleidoscopic palette on the ramp.

The military prints appeared on structured garments with knot patterns splashed on jackets and soft fabrics added to the luxe nature of the outfits. Velvet, foil, printed jersey, micro pleated metallics and heavy vintage crépe was embellished with stones and beads for a regal appeal and ornate look.

The ‘Label Ritu Kumar’s’ popular hot sellers like shorts, skirts, jackets and signature shirt dresses were given exciting design additions. Prints were the focal point of the collection, as they emerged in a profusion of patterns either solo or in multiple forms.

The show opened with a navy, long-sleeved mini with brass buttons detailing, followed by a body suit with striking blue embroidery. Floral prints blossomed on tiny skirts, maxis, minis, midis, flowing pants and even shorts.

The sack silhouette was seen for midis and minis with tassels or printed with multicolours. The khaki silk cargo pants with a sleek printed blouse had a hint of regimental touch but the cold-shoulder printed maxi was elegantly feminine. The halter, embroidered blouse with fluid printed palazzos, the sleeveless trench coat over a pin tucked midi and the long sleeved ornate bolero were luxe wear.

Some white chikankari blouses and tiered, crushed, cotton, midi brought a further hint of summer to the ramp. A silver, wrap, pleated, mini with a printed quilted jacket and the playsuit in blue/black digital pattern added to the glamorous western fusion story.

To end the totally wearable collection, it was Vaani Kapoor, the hot star of the hit movie “Befikre” who strutted down the ramp in an ornate, appliquéd, black, zipped, biker jacket, over printed maxi skirt and a sheer net body suit.

Here were cool stunning creations that will add to the fashion quotient of wardrobes, when style worshippers combine royalty with the “Maharaja Pop” range by ‘Label Ritu Kumar’.