This year's Lakmé Fashion Week was a glamorous affair; thanks to the presence of Bollywood showstoppers who set the stage ablaze with other-worldly outfits. Ranging from dramatic trails, ethnic head-gears and statement blouses, these celebs inspire us (as always) to sway in the direction of modern trends.
Here are our favourite Bollywood showstoppers that we witnessed on the runways of LFW, that are equally responsible as the designer to set sartorial benchmarks and other-worldly trends.
Kareena Kapoor-Khan for Amit Aggarwal
Kareena Kapoor-Khan closed Amit Aggarwal's 'AXIL' collection in this pleated emerald-green gown with a plunging neckline and an attached trail that truly made the show a 'starry' night.
Tara Sutaria for Punit Balana
Tara Sutaria is giving us major destination wedding vibes in this pastel pink lehenga set with gota patti and statement, wait-for-it, latkans by Punit Balana.
Alaya F. for SVA
Chevron patterns are here to stay, rightly stated by the style dictator, SVA. We are guaranteed that Bollywood's future star, Alaya, is gearing up on her sartorial game with the help of best designers indeed.
Athiya Shetty for Mrunalini Rao
Keyhole necklines are surely going to make a comeback post this pink and yellow lehenga set with body-fit kali by Mrunalini Rao. It surely accentuates Athiya Shetty's tall frame, don't you think?
Ileana D'Cruz for Mrunalini Rao
We were surprised to see two showstopper looks in Mrunalini Rao's collection, but as we always say, the more the merrier. This wine coloured embellished lehenga set worn by Ileana D'Cruz is definitely for a non-conformist, biker-rock bride, and who better than Mrunalini Rao to state unusual bridal rules?
Diana Penty for Shivan and Narresh
We are adding this olive green flap lehenga set by Shivan and Narresh worn by Diana Penty to our 'must-have contemporary lehengas' list that is clearly inspired by thorns. Don't miss the touch-me-not blouse.
Janhvi Kapoor for Rahul Mishra
Our penchant for deep-sea abstract coral motifs is increasing with this multicolour gown by Rahul Mishra. Janhvi looks resplendent, don't you think?
Rahul Mishra was a part of LFW Gen Next designers revering 20 years of LFW along with Masaba, Nachket Barve and many more celebrated designers.
Aditi Rao Hydari for Ritu Kumar
Aditi rao Hydari struts in style for Ritu Kumar, whose collection is called Nature's Origami, in this asymmetrical blue maxi dress with cut-outs, on the Sustainable Fashion Day on the week.
Shradhha Kapoor for Pankaj and Nidhi
It's evident that Shraddha Kapoor can carry daring pant-sets really well (credits to her new movie), so it's no surprise that she aced this black and white tassel corset-top with highlighter hues by Pankaj and Nidhi.
Nora Fatehi for Gauri and Nainika
We got major fairy-tale vibes from Gauri and Nainika's collection, and giving justice to it was Nora Fatehi, who owned this black and white ball gown-esque look with an attached puffy trail.
Dia Mirza for House of Kotwara
Bandeau corset blouses with foil printed lehenga? Yes please! Dia Mirza walks the ramp for House of Kotwara looking ethereal in this beige-brown lehenga set with a ruffle dupatta.
Esha Gupta for Nirmooha
We are inspired by Esha Gupta to tune up some fun in this embroidered short skirt-set with an organza jacket by Nirmooha.
Amyra Dastur for Rajdeep Ranawat
What we are taking away from this collection is the fabulous head gear that complemented Amyra Dastur's printed red lehenga by Rajdeep Ranawat. Maybe it's time to rethink hair accessories for wedding festivities?
Sunny Leone for Swapnil Shinde
Swapnil Shinde brought the quirk back with this Cinderella-printed T-shirt dress that was paired with puffy tiered black boots. While we are not used to Sunny Leone wear outfits like these , she did seem to carry it well.
Malavika Mohanan for Tanieya Khanuja
This week's poll for the best thigh-high slit gown? Sequins are trending, sure; but this reptilian multicolour gown with a deep plunging neckline is here to stay. Malavika Mohanan in Tanieya Khanuja For The Win!
Malaika Arora for Varun Chakkilam
Varun Chakkilam teaches us how to nail the classic-red-lehenga-gone-wild with this intricate mirror-work lehenga with a deep plunging neckline that Malaika Arora carries effortlessly.
Tahira Kashyap-Khurrana for Pooja Shroff
Make your statement blouses the only highlight of your outfit with this Tahira-inspired cape blouse and lehenga set by Pooja Shroff.
Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu for Sanjukta Dutta
This couple rocked the runway wearing black and gold silk ethnic outfits by Sanjukta Dutta. We are definitely drooling over Bipasha's saree, that is our next inspiration to wear black to wedding ceremonies.
Soha Ali Khan for Shahin Mannan
It was a welcome surprise to witness Soha Ali Khan in this beandeau-corset and skirt set that was aptly paired with black biker boots, edgy fashion at its best.
Jim Sarbh for Amaare
If we didn't know better, we would have assumed Jim Sarbh to be a professional model. How else can one make this pastel pink sherwani by Amaaré look cool than what it is?
Vicky Kaushal for Kunal Rawal
Vicky Kaushal was the perfect muse for Kunal Rawal's show, as this asymmetrical three-piece suit (with polka dots!), looks like it was fine-tailored just for him.
Aditya Roy Kapur for Chola
Runways have never looked this fiery. Adita Roy Kapur is wearing the epitome of dapper-meets-comfort in this black baggy palazzo pant set by Chola, who put on a brilliant performance.
Kunal Khemu for Kunal Anil Tanna
Ever imagined what an ethnic blazer-cum-bomber-jacket would look like? Here we have Kunal Khemu in Kunal Anil Tanna answer that for you.
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