Another standout fashion city that the world may not be aware of: Mumbai. Mumbai presents Lakme Fashion Week twice a year and this season’s summer resort 2014 collection just took place at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai. I was especially impressed with the boldness and lightness of the menswear collections.

This season, some distinct trends appeared at the Lakme Fashion Week, many of which had me itching for summer sunshine! Some of the concepts shown were a homeage to what may be India’s “signature” style of clothing, light, airy and baggy due to extreme heat and sun. Brights, patterns and paisley’s also dominated the runways for both men and women. Basically, updated takes on traditional outfits was big this season at Lakme Fashion Week.

Both Archana Kochar and Sengar showed a baggy, “genie” pant that is loose fitting and comfortable. Both attempted to tailor it up by adding a more refined, straighter blazer to combat the bagginess of pant. Sengar aims to edge out to look with a funky necklace. I am not sure how appropriate this look would be for the office, however for a sunset cocktail on the pier: perfection.

A black baggy style by Archana Kochhar.

A black baggy style by Archana Kochhar.

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A beige, edgier look with baggy pant from Sengar.

The paisley trend dominates in full force on the Lakme runways. All colors, styles and paisley prints appear on shirts, ties, shorts- really anything.

Ken Ferns opts for a paisley on paisley look.

Ken Ferns opts for a paisley on paisley look.

Kunal Anil Tanna matches paisley with crisp white shorts.

Kunal Anil Tanna matches paisley with crisp white shorts.

Another paisley look by Kunal Anil tanna matched with a comfortable blazer and leather bag.

Another paisley look by Kunal Anil Tanna paired with a comfortable blazer and leather bag.

Of course, as to be expected with any collection, brights, whites and pastels are a reoccurring color scheme.

Whites, pastels and brights by Sanjay Hingu.

Whites, pastels and brights by Sanjay Hingu.

This coral suit by Sanjay Hingu is BOLD.

This coral suit by Sanjay Hingu is BOLD.

Digvijay Singh matches crisp white pants with a plaid jacket for a refined summer look.

Digvijay Singh matches crisp white pants with a plaid jacket for a refined summer look.

Another trend I noticed was the use of grey, which is rather unusual in a summer/resort collection, but I actually really liked it, especially when paired with patterns or pastels. Especially prevalent was the grey blazer.

Sengar blends a masculine and floral feminine pattern together for a cool look.

Sengar blends a masculine grey and floral feminine pattern together for a cool look.

Theorem creates a sport summer look with a grey blazer and blue running shoes.

Theorem creates a sport summer look with a grey blazer and some casual shoes.

Theorem matches white pants with a color blocked blazer, using pink and blueish grey.

Theorem matches white pants with a color blocked blazer, using pink and blueish grey.

Posted by Lori Zaino and photos from the official Lakme Fashion Week Facebook page.

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