We love gold. Maybe it's our Indian background, South Asian exposure or attraction to shiny things (like a raccoon!). It's also why we will forever love Indian fashion – regardless of trends, gold always plays a starring role. And Day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2011 did not disappoint – along with continuing trends in sheer, lace and draping, gold made an appearance in presentations by Neeta Lulla, Babita Malkani and Purvi Joshi. 

Key Trends: Sheer, lace, gold, draping, shading. In bridal, shades of deep red, turquoise, and gold.

What We Loved: Babita Malkani's expert merging of sari draping and dress silhouettes created gowns perfect for a cocktail party anywhere in the world. The deep shades of coffee, mauve, grey and indigo were accented by subtle gold embellishments. Elegance.

Bored on the Runway: Bridal collections fail to impress. Neeta Lulla's over-the-top collection brings nothing new to the discerning bride looking for original pieces. We want a change of pace – new colours, new finishes, new embroidery. Veteran designer Wendell Rodricks closed Day 4 with a collection inspired by fashion week water sponsor, Himalayan Natural Mineral Water. [shaking our heads]


Babita Malkani












































Purvi Joshi











Neeta Lulla's Bridal Collection
































Abhi Singh












Deepti Purthi at Talent Box










Shama Sikander at Talent Box



Wendell Rodricks











Story By: Manjot Bains  |  Images Provided By: Lakme Fashion Week