The stunning, yet understated collection was the designer’s interpretation for ‘Liquid Gold’ and Lakmé ‘s beauty theme of ‘Argan oil’
MUMBAI, 16th AUGUST 2017:
The night was a celebration of purity, craftsmanship and textiles as Sanjay Garg orchestrated a show which unveiled a celestial collection at the Grand Opening Night show at Day #1 of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017. Presented at the exquisite Royal Opera House, the city’s premiere heritage site, the night’s show enthralled the evening’s guests.
The venue took Lakmé back to its very inception of being inspired by a French Opera named – Lakmé, and paid the perfect tribute to a brand that has given beauty a new dimension. Adding to the grandeur of the venue was the presence of Ms. Simone Tata who played a pivotal role in steering the brand in its early years.
Lakmé‘s beauty range is enriched with the magical Argan oil, known to be a wonderful nourishing ingredient. This magic ingredient took center stage at Lakmé Fashion Week and formed the inspiration for Sanjay Garg’s ‘Cloud People’. Giving Liquid Gold and Lakmé‘s beauty theme a new perspective, Garg’s designs represent pureness, richness and an ethnic raw feel that captivated the audience. The same virtues will be represented in Lakmé‘s upcoming range which will take the special ingredient of ‘Argan oil’ and blend skincare with beauty.
Garg’s designs were synonymous with the innocent purity and bliss that angels represent. The intricate details revealed soft feathers and scalloped clouds of angels in flight which were made in handcrafted Chikankari on Bengal mul, zardozi and hand-woven brocade. The angelic motifs, floral prints and geometric figures gave a serene and other-worldly aura to the whole collection.
Just like Argan oil is known to blend with the skin to make it lustrous and flawless, the drapes and minimalist work of Sanjay’s designs became one with the body to exemplify class and poise.
Speaking about his show this evening, designer Sanjay Garg says, “Working with Lakmé Fashion Week is always a pleasure. This show tonight, and especially at a heritage venue like The Royal Opera House is very special. It truly feels like I have come full circle as Lakmé Fashion Week was where I had my first show. The Lakmé Absolute show this Winter/Festive season has been very special as well – this is my first collection featuring this embroidery of Chikankari.”
Commenting on the aesthetic opening show, Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovations, Lakmé, said, “Sanjay’s approach on manifesting Liquid Gold through his use of angel motifs against a precious colour palette, aptly complimented the precious new Lakmé Absolute Argan oil range of skincare and makeup. The Royal Opera House was a poignant venue, given the opera origin of the brand name Lakmé.”
Donald Simrock, Make-up Expert, Lakmé, who further enhanced our beauty theme said,”Lakmé Fashion Week always gets me excited about all the latest trends and styles that emerge on the runway. Continuing and taking forward our last season’s beauty trend of Liquid Gold, I feel this trend is here to stay. For the opening night show, we focused on highlighting natural flair while giving the look a more surreal touch.”
With Sanjay’s showcase being synonymous with Liquid Gold and Lakmé’s upcoming Argan collection, this season will be all about nourishment, care, glamour and lustre!
ABOUT LAKMÉ :
Lakmé, is India’s no.1 color cosmetics and leading premium skincare brand from Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Lakmé has been the pioneer of the make-up and color cosmetics in India since 1952 by launching numerous trend leading and high-performance products. Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé offers women a comprehensive beauty experience through its extensive product portfolio as well as contemporary services at Lakmé Salons, India’s no.1 salon chain.
For Further Information log on to www.Lakméindia.com
ABOUT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK :
Lakmé Fashion Week is jointly organized by Lakmé, the No.1 cosmetics and beauty services brand in India and IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., leaders in sports, fashion and entertainment marketing and management. Lakmé Fashion Week has been conceived and created with a vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and Integrate India into the global fashion world.” Lakmé Fashion Week is organized twice every year. For further information log on to http://www.Lakméfashionweek.co.in
ABOUT IMG RELIANCE :
IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., is an equal joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector Company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), global leaders in sports, events, media and fashion. The joint venture company will develop, market and manage sports, fashion and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India’s premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week, Indian Super League and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event, the Chennai Open. IMGR, having recently ventured into Talent Management, represents Leander Paes, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya for worldwide management and marketing representation. IMGR have partnered with All India Football Association (AIFF) and Basketball Federation of Indian (BFI) to popularize and promote the two sports throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level.
ABOUT SANJAY GARG :
‘Sanjay Garg’ is a collection of garments by textile designer Sanjay Garg. It explores traditional clothing techniques of India while questioning the ideas of context, modernity and aesthetics. Garments engage with the visual vocabulary of India through measured interventions within traditional practices — be it design, material, tools, technique or color — and also by revisiting an earlier process of engineering garment patterns on the handloom. The pursuit of these questions and interventions continue to inform each collection.