A lot was riding on the final day of Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019. It all came down to setting the right tone for the upcoming season. The finale went even beyond that and reflected the notion of inclusivity that we all were striving for this year. Here’s a glimpse into what all went down on day 4 of LMIFW:
Rivaayat collection was an indigenous lineup, which was all about showcasing traditional art and handloom of India. Madhubani hand painting found a new canvas on modern silhouettes, while it worked as a beautiful contrast to woven linen sarees. Gauahar Khan looked fabulous in a contemporary desi avatar as she walked the ramp.
Swati Vijaivargie’s Spring/Summer2019 collection, In Bloom, was an interpretation of the Scandinavian textiles through the different techniques of block & screen printing enhanced with Resham, Ari and hand twisted Patwa strings. The cool colour palette was in sync with the happy summer vibes and hand a base of fabrics like Chanderi, Khadi, Linen satin, handwoven silks and Mulmul.
Designer Anushree Reddy brought her feminine floral aesthetics to Delhi with her debut showcase at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019. The collection, Vintage Rose, showcased a line up of soothing colours like muted pink, lemon yellow and beige that were the base for designer’s signature floral prints.
Androgynous dressing never looked this cool! Dhruv Kapoor’s New-Butch collection was all about inclusivity and modern direction of silhouettes. The oversized, easy shapes took over the runway in form of ethnic patchwork print on Japanese silk, vivid stripes, industrial twills, and heavy-textured ta‑eta with vibrant handcrafted embroidery. Plus, those slouchy hats were quintessential summer.
Siddhartha Tytler’s spring-summer 2019 collection inspired by the ’80s but in a monochrome palette. The silhouettes were formed through modern cuts and influenced heavily by street style looks.
The Koi Series is a modern interpretation of the Dravidian Gond art. Keeping the collection in sync with their signature of being a luxury holiday brand, the collection was an ode to both travel and art.
It was a grand finale, unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The Rainbow show was a tribute to the historic judgement by the Supreme Court of India of repealing this draconian law of article 377. The theme of love is love was interpreted by around 40 designers from across the country. The designers that made this a great success were Abhishek Gupta , Abraham & Thakore, Alpana Neeraj, AM:PM, Amit Aggarwal, Anavila, Arjun Khanna, Arjun Saluja, Ashish N Soni, Atsu, Dev r Nil, Dhruv Kapoor, Gaurav Gupta, Huemn, Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Kommal Sood, Manish Malhotra, Manoviraj Khosla, Mynah‘s Reynu Taandon, Namrata Joshipura, Nandita Basu, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Pankaj & Nidhi, Payal Jain, Poonam Bhagat, Rabani & Rakha, Raghavendra Rathore, Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rimzim Dadu, Rina Dhaka, Samant Chauhan, Shivan & Narresh, Siddartha Tytler, Suneet Verma, Varun Bahl, Vineet Bahl, Vivek Karunakaran and Wendell Rodricks. To contrast all the colours, actress Huma Qureshi walked the runway as a finale showstopper in an all-white ensemble designed by Manish Malhotra.