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