Varun Bahl

Varun Bahl at Lakme Fashion Week 2014Designer Varun Bahl presented his 10th year of excellence on the ramps at the Lakme Fashion Week recently. His collection was one among my favorites this season. Varun stuck to his signature color palette mainly of silver grey, ivory, beige, pale pink, lavender and powder blue. And his motifs followed his ever-popular Varun Bahl trademark of embroidered roses and flowers. His outfits were crafted for the global woman. His cuts were peplum jackets, dresses, skirts and shirts, mostly western cuts seamlessly fused with contemporary Indian embroidery.

Varun Bahl at Lakme Fashion Week 2014
I could see the evolution of ten years of Varun Bahl styles all put on display at this collection. Just as he put it, “This collection is all about revisiting my experiences and putting them all on one platter. This collection is the distillate of my decade in fashion.” I would call it biker rocker chic, with a sense of class.

Varun Bahl at Lakme Fashion Week 2014

Varun Bahl at Lakme Fashion Week 2014His creations are practical, in addition to being classy and chic — I love that. She said fashion should be accessible to everyone. It should be wearable, comfortable and chic, as Priyanka Chopra put it.