Lackluster Lakme Fashion Week [Summer/Resort 2011] had us missing the cat-walking days of Deepika Padukone, supermodel extraordinaire.
As the Summer/Resort 2011 Fashion in Mumbai, India draws to a close, most fashion blogging mavens worth their salt find themselves scratching their heads and wondering when it all began in the first place? With most of the displayed collections leaving us with more of a feeling of “blah” rather than “oh-lah-lah” it’s small wonder that this fashion week came and went faster than that ‘Drive Angry 3D’ flick at the Box Office. Perhaps it was the absence of A-list show-stoppers we have become accustomed to gawking at on the runway or maybe the models just failed to bring that extra oomph to the collections. Sure you had your A-list guests like Kareena Kapoor at Manish Malhotra and Juhi Chawla and Urmila Matondkar at Anita Dongre’s show but still something was missing. Maybe it’s time for the next Anushka Sharma, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone. Yes, before they were famous actresses, they all did time as runway models and always brought the house down at every show they did. Maybe we need that “It” model to get us all excited about Lakme Fashion Week again, that one model we’ll all be talking about even after the trends, the glitz and the glamour. A tradition that certainly was missing from this season’s catwalk.
– Fashion Widget