The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) launched a unified fashion week last week – and they did not disappoint.

As I’m getting more and more fed up with the comfy sweats uniform I’ve adopted since the pandemic began, it was a visual delight to see India’s top designers showcase their Spring collections.

I’ve picked out the top 10 looks from FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week that truly took my breath away.

1. Anamika Khanna

A lady wearing a longline ivory jacket with a hand-painted illustration on the jacket.
[Image Description: A lady wearing a longline ivory jacket with a hand-painted illustration on the jacket.] Via Vogue India
Khanna knows how to make a statement with this longline jacket. The multi-colored, hand-painted motif stands out beautifully against the ivory shade.

2. Pankaj Nidhi

A lady wearing a multi-colored mini-dress.
[Image Description: A lady wearing a multi-colored mini-dress.] Via Vogue India
The array of geometric patterns and rainbow hues makes this mini-dress the ultimate party wear for post-lockdown revelry.

3. Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini

A lady wearing a floor-length lilac ball gown.
[Image Description: A lady wearing a floor-length lilac ball gown.] Via Vogue India
I can envision Deepika Padukone in this dreamy, romantic ensemble. The soft lilac hue coupled with the delicately crafted pleats makes this gown the epitome of finery and elegance.

4. Nidhi Yasha

A lady wearing a floor-length turquoise gown.
[Image Description: A lady wearing a floor-length turquoise gown.] Via Vogue India
The striking color, sexy cut-outs in the bodice, and cascading ruffles make this a visionary ensemble.

5. Manish Malhotra

A lady wearing a sparky, gold ball gown.
[Image Description: A lady wearing a sparky, gold ball gown.] Via Vogue India
This billowing, shimmery gown in dusky gold is the ultimate showstopper. Malhotra knows the exact formula for creating dramatic, praise-worthy looks.

6. Payal Singal

A lady wearing a matching light blue crop top, jogger pants, long lightweight jacket and holding a bag. All clothing and the bag has Aztec prints.
[Image Description: A lady wearing a matching light blue crop top, jogger pants, long, lightweight jacket, and holding a bag. All clothing and the bag have Aztec prints.] Via Vogue India
The athleisure trend isn’t leaving anytime soon. In this look, Singal has added a glamorous twist by including Aztec prints into the mix.

7. Nitin Bal

A lady wearing an ivory color saree with gold, 3D embellishments.
[Image Description: A lady wearing an ivory color saree with gold, 3D embellishments.] Via Vogue India
The ivory saree coupled with unconventional 3D embellishments shows how Bal offers a new-age, futuristic statement in this piece.    

8. Gauri & Nainika

A lady wearing a floor-length white gown with floral prints.
[Image Description: A lady wearing a floor-length white gown with floral prints.] Via Vogue India
Nothing says spring has arrived with a floaty, wispy, floral gown. This gorgeous floor-length dress by Gauri & Nainika makes me speechless.

9. Bodice

A lady wearing a yellow crop top with long sleeves and a multi-colored skirt.
[Image Description: A lady wearing a yellow crop top with long sleeves and a multi-colored skirt.] Via Vogue India
Color-blocking will be a major trend this spring if this outfit by Bodice is anything to go by. The pop of color and soft pleating is the brunching-with-my-girlfriends look I am loving.



10. Suneet Varma

A lady wearing a striped, multi-colored lehenga that's covered in sequins and mirror work.
[Image Description: A lady wearing a striped, multi-colored lehenga that’s covered in sequins and mirror work.] Via Vogue India
Stripes, mirror-work, sequins, a kaleidoscope of colors – nothing is off-limits with this lehenga by Varma. This outfit is giving me serious discotheque vibes.



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  • Rebecca Azad

    Rebecca Azad works in the creative and charity sector in project and event management, communications and as a content writer. She runs her own sustainable fashion blog. You'll usually find her in a cosy corner of a coffee shop sipping a latte whilst reading a novel or writing a new article for her blog or publication.

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