MUMBAI: The much awaited Lakme Fashion Week finale show by Sabyasachi Mukherjee was a spectacular success. Sabyasachi presented his Free Spirit Collection, inspired by the New Lakme colour cosmetic range of the same name that was launched at the Lakme Fashion Week.
Mumbai's celebs filled the NCPA auditorium to witness fashion world's most talked about event, and Sabyasachi did not disappoint, as he visualized his version of the Lakme Free Sprit by Day and Night.
A master at blending contrasting fabrics and embellishments, the collection had all the Sabyasachi classics like the wonderfully crafted smocks, the trapeze dress, the swing coats and the elegant saris with dramatic cholis as the creations gradually moved from day to night time glamour.
The colours were deep tones of brown, black, grey, green, khaki and olive with a touch of orange and gold to portray a kaleidoscope of cultures that ranged from Rajasthan, to Mexico and then to Kanyakumari and the fast paced life of New York.
Perfectly tailored pinafores with mutton chop sleeves, cutaway armhole smocks, clever colour blocking for the skirts, frock and trench coats in brocade and silk were part of this international looking collection. The saris were simple and created to set the mood, while the matching knit cholis topped with corsets gave a new fashion direction.
Embellishments were tonal with embroidery, quilting and piping playing a vital role. Layering is Sabyasachi's forte which he executed with great panache for short blousons, minis and even the majestic long gowns.
Accessories ranged from coloured leggings and tights along with stylish caps and shoes that varied from high heels to flat masculine lace-ups.
For the shop stopper entries it was Lakme Free Spirit models - Raima Sen in a beautiful black sari with a dazzling border, Indrani Das Gupta in a striking green Trench belted coat and Katrina Kaif in a regal gown.