After flaunting the mid-riff for a while now, designers are now focussing on a new region of attraction: the legs, to be precise. The Golden Hour by Arpita Mehta at Lakme Fashion Week was one such case. An ethnic and vibrant bridal collection with intricate mirror work embroidery, Arpita worked from heavily-worked anarkali to embroidered lehengas and flared long skirts making us excited for the wedding season with her drool-worthy collection. The thigh high slit lehenga had an aura of itself as teamed with a fitted black blouse with golden embellished yoke brought the modern touch to the bridal look.
Commenting on this trend, Arpita says, “I generally try to make my Indian wear a little more contemporary and usually women experiment with the blouse. So I thought let’s play around with the lehenga. So rather than making a different cut I added a little edge with thigh-high slits which satisfy my requirement of contemporising ethnic wear.” Malaika Arora Khan looked stunning on the ramp wearing a mirror-work lehenga which consisted of an off-shoulder blouse and a fish-cut lehenga skirt with a thigh-high slit. Arpita says, “The outfit Malaika wore is a flattering cut and quite glamorous and is perfect for a bride for her sangeet.”
Namrata Joshipura’s dazzling collection was a celebration of all things shiny and blingy. Impactful use of LED lights, something she has been loyal to since a couple of seasons lit up her shimmery creations. In a cool and calm colour palette with whites and blues, thigh high slits added the edge to the collection. Namrata says, “I wanted to make evening gowns look slightly sexier given that there wasn’t too much of embellishments in the gowns.” In solid coloured holographic sultry evening dresses these slits running right up the model’s leg were the focus and got the attention. She took the slit to arms as well.
One of the white sparkling creation with sequins also sported classy open slit sleeves. “The open slit sleeve is a silhouette that I did in March as well at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 and it is a sleeve which is there yet not there. I feel it makes the outfit less serious,” maintains Namrata.
Edgy minimalism and sharp tailoring can only remind us of Selvage by Chandni Mohan. She, who also included a couple of slits in her chic collection, says, “For my brand it’s all about a woman who is really sexy. And my collection this time was based around the fact that our woman is really young, outgoing and free-spirited with a mature attitude. So the slits play with the sexiness of the woman with deep necklines. And these would be great for an evening occasion outfit.”