Falguni Shane Peacock unveiled ‘EARTHBOUND’ at
THE LAKMÉ ABSOLUTE GRAND FINALE
~The collection was inspired by Lakme’s beauty trend statement #ExploreMore~
~ Lakmé Brand Ambassador Ananya Panday dazzled the runway as the showstopper~
Luxury Couture Label Falguni Shane Peacock closed day 5 of FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week with a scintillating showcase at the LakméAbsolute Grand Finale.The celebrated, international couturiers showcased a mesmerizing collection ‘Earthbound’ inspired by Lakmé’s beauty trend statement #ExploreMore. The showcase featured brand ambassador Ananya Panday as the showstopper and marked the launch of the Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Collection.
The ’Earthbound’ collection embraced a contemporary colour palette that provided a futuristic edge aligning with the metallic hues of the Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Collection. Set in the 80’s, the collection narrated the story of time travel to the Earth – a homecoming. The runway saw a splash of big and bold shoulders, bright colours, and plenty of rock chic, edgy, unconventionally futuristic outfits, and statement styles. The amalgamation of real with virtual resulted in over accentuated, highly stylized silhouettes with splashes of crystals, dome shaped diamanté’s, abstract sequins, and faceted beads mixed with the unmistakable rock chic elements. The collection reimagined bodysuits and short bodycon dresses with striking cutouts, and unique hemlines–giving it a modern, glamourous homage to futuristic and space age.
The flamboyant shades of spirited orange, invincible purple and bold emerald gave an unhitched and break away mood, together reflecting sensibilities of Lakmé and Falguni Shane Peacock. The vibrant azure and darling blue, alluring silver, tough metal, and fearless browns complemented the space streak of the edgy looks from the collection. The signature elements of Falguni Shane Peacock – feathers, sequins, and prints that the collection featured, were combined with on-fleek silhouettes and vivid colors. The styling encapsulated vibrant eye makeup, from Lakmé’s Explore Eye Collection comprising liquid eye shadows and gel-based liners in ten striking shades. In sync with the flamboyant designs by Falguni Shane Peacock, the beauty collection by Lakmé created the ultimate fusion of glitz and glamour. Ananya Panday looked mesmerizing in the dramatic yet structured runway outfit in bright pink.
Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale Designers, Falguni Shane Peacock said, “The experience of returning to a physical set-up and all the backstage excitement has been truly surreal. Through our ‘Earthbound’ collection, we really wanted to celebrate fashion! We have always been intrigued by galaxies and outer space, so to channel that in the collection was exploratory in every sense as we took to #ExploreMore in the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale. We feel honored to be chosen as the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale Designers and it has been a pleasure working with the team to create a statement collection.”
Commenting on the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale and the showcasing designers, Sumati Mattu, Head of Innovations at Lakmé, “It has been an exciting partnership with Shane and Falguni Peacock that you saw come alive on the ramp today. Their creative expression was an inspiring interpretation of the Lakmé trend statement this season – vibrant, dramatic eyes with the Lakmé Explore Eye collection. The #ExploreMore Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale brought alive the drama and edgy hi-glam aesthetic we all know is true to Falguni Shane Peacock’s signature. Ananya as the showstopper was a fitting high note as a finishing touch to this week where we have celebrated Indian fashion and beauty.”
Lakmé Brand Ambassador Ananya Panday said, “I felt so honored to close this season of the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale with one of my favourite designer duos, Falguni Shane Peacock. They have truly gone beyond anything I could have imagined and created such a fun and futuristic collection in line with this year’s theme of #ExploreMore. My makeup look couldn’t have been more perfect with the Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Collection making me feel glamorous and dramatic as the striking shades elevated the entire look for me. It has been an absolute pleasure being associated with Lakmé and I look forward to the next season.”