‘The Fake Show’ that brought fashion, humour and a social message
‘The Fake Show’ that brought fashion, humour and a social message

Whenever Narendra Kumar presents a fashion show, it is never about only the clothes on the ramp. For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 “The Fake Show” by Narendra Kumar presented by Burgoyne highlighted fake news that seems to rule lives through social media along with some surprises from the designer. 

The international Burgoyne linen brand has a fashionable history dating back to 1912 and its stylish and exquisite fabrics have been admired and used by top haute couture brands and celebrities around the world. 

Opening the show with a fun video in which Narendra not only acted and rapped through it but proved that he is also a great comedian besides being a creative designer. To stay true to his theme of being fake, there was a great lookalike of actor Ranveer Singh that got the audience in a frenetic tizzy as the model rocked down the ramp in a multi-coloured sequinned biker’s jacket and jeans.

Soon the male and female models with Afro wigs swung down the ramp to foot tapping rapping. The FKNS logo – a short form of Fake News appeared continuously on the garments and baseball caps.  With Burgoyne as the fabric sponsor, the luxurious Irish linen for the brand was turned into summer sportswear that had a marked athleisure vibe. 

Men’s wear included kurtas, track pants, biker’s jackets, knit asymmetric shirts, printed jeans, jogging pants, blazers, cropped trousers, zippered shirts, asymmetric knit tunics, button-less casual jackets, side pleated Tees, many with the bold slogan “Fake it till you Make it”. 

Women’s wear was also sporty with a sexy touch as tiny blouses, high waist or high slit trousers with studs, long knit maxis with high slits, extra-long sweaters, strappy summer long dresses flashy jumpsuits – fitted or floppy and will-power red slinky floor skimming bandana created a stylish stir on the ramp.