Haute Couture Week SS/16

Hey guys,

It’s February .. how did that happen ?

Like I mentioned in my last post, there was so much to sketch from the Haute Couture Week at Paris . So much. I loved sketching the dresses. I wish I had more time sketch . I wasn’t able to get to all of my favorites. Maybe I will , slowly.

So here are some of my top favorites.. In no particular order – I guess, just in the order that I sketched them.

I had posted Irinia Shayk for Versace in my last post. But I think she should also be included in this post , don’t you agree ? – to keep them all in one spot .


Armani debuted gorgeous hues – call them lilac, purple, lavender – whatever you will. I loved the silouhetttes and the gorgeous patterns in them. They did an awesome job with the hair as well – in this model’s case – very retro.

Elie Saab


Elie Saab captured my heart with this collection – Enter India. Well, any collection that has been inspired by India, already has my attention ! I have seen objects/ ideas/ clothes ‘inspired’ by India previously . mmm , not really , folks !

Elie Saab , maintained his identity and style but infused his inspiration into it seamlessly . The result was simply gorgeous.

Zuhair Murad


Zuhair Murad

What can I say about Zuhair Murad  ? His collection had gorgeous fabric, beautiful colors ranging from pastels to bright reds. Both these sketches of Zuhair Murad were very appreciated on Instagram. I am so thankful to everyone who liked, commented and interacted with me on these pieces. I got lost in them, as I was sketching them. Really enjoyed the process. Such is the magic of these designers !

Elie Saab

This dress is worthy of a princess. I loved it. I loved detailing it and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s not only Elie Saab but its so beautifully crafted in an Indian way. The perfect blend.

Lastly, Giambatissta Valli. Tulle – whats not to love ?! These dresses were making their rounds on the internet.  Every illustrator’s dream , right ? They’ve been sketched in every angle , possible . I tried a different angle – at least I think , it hasn’t been sketched from these angles !

Giambattista Valli 

So for all these illustrations, I basically grabbed every art media I could to interpret them the best way the designer envisioned them. I used watercolors, marker pens, pens, gel pens, acrylic paints, inks .. I guess that just about covers it.

Lately, I have been on Snapchat a lot. I show a lot of behind the scenes, works in progress on it. Its fun for me to share and interact with people who are interested in what I do. So come join me on it. My username is lakshsarkar on SnapChat. I look forward to Snapping with you – is that how its supposed to be ?! I won’t snap , I’ll chat – hows that ? 🙂



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