Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2011 brought out a mix of casual Indian, uninspired menswear and shiny bridal collections.

Key Trends: Volume, as seen in Pallavi Goenka’s presentation, prints, and lots of crystalwork and heavy embroidery in bridal collections.

Disappointments: Arjun Agarwal, Sanjay Hingu and Payal Kapoor failed to impress. Payal Kapoor’s bridal collection presented the same heavily embellished, net fabric over silk lenghas and anarkali suits that have dominated bridal wear for the past several seasons. If you’re looking for new ideas, this was not the day to look.

Standout Collections: Nothing extraordinary, although we did appreciate the prints from Pam and Arch London’s, “Harmony” collection, and the simplicity of Vaishali Shadangule’s work.

What we hope our future sister-in-law will wear to her wedding: Parvesh Jai gets a mention here, not because we really liked his bridal collection, but because we’re dying to see a bride wear a lehenga with black swans on the shoulders.

 

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Arjun Agarwal

 

Pam and Arch London Present Harmony

 

Juilee Bendkhale’s Zuilee

Pallavi Goenka’s Meler Collection

 

Vaishali Shadangule’s Dance of Dualities collection

 

Amalraj Sengupta

 

Sanjay Hingu Does Casual Menswear

 

Bridal by Payal Kapoor

 

Parvesh Jai

 

Rajhastan-Inspired Bridal by Anita Dongre

 

Narendra Kumar’s Menswear Collection

Images Provided By: Lakme Fashion Week