Day 1 At LMIFW AW19 Was All About Sustainable Fashion That You Will Fall In Love With

Alisha Fernandes

Every other day we hear about the damage that’s been done to our planet. Which is why we have reached the stage where sustainability is the need of the hour. But how many of us really know what sustainability means? Let’s break that down first.

The 21st-century meaning of sustainability refers to the need to create sustainable models that are crucial for the planet and the human race’s survival. For that, focusing on actions and changes (even as tiny as saving water, planting trees) can really help in making a bigger positive impact on the Earth. But being sustainable isn’t just associated with lifestyle anymore, the fashion industry is taking an active part in it too!

Which is why, when the FDCI partnered with Liva’s #FeelsGreenFeelsGreat campaign to bring this season’s Autumn Winter Fashion Week, it became clear that change makers and authorities in the field were also realising that they needed to lead the way in taking a stand for sustainable fashion and for the Earth in general. And to showcase the fact that sustainability and style aren’t mutually exclusive concepts, they, in turn, threw the floor open to four top designers with varying aesthetics to showcase exactly this point. After all, designers are the trend forecasters and setters for all the rest of us.

1. Rina Dhaka

Starting off with Rina Dhaka, the collection was a flurry of frills and primarily rich reds, Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week started off splendidly.

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Rina Dhaka at LMIFW AW19
Rina Dhaka at LMIFW AW19
Rina Dhaka at LMIFW AW19
Rina Dhaka at LMIFW AW19

2. Sahil Kochhar

Moving on to Sahil Kochar, his collection did more than justice to the cause by showcasing some of the most fun appliqué quilted jackets and trench coats we’ve seen while also demonstrating the laws of layering like a boss.

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Sahil Kochhar at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019
Sahil Kochhar at LMIFW AW19
Sahil Kochhar at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019
Sahil Kochhar at LMIFW AW19

3. Samant Chauhan

Next in line was Samant Chauhan who used his signature all-white palette with a contrast of sporty stripes.

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Samant Chauhan at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019
Samant Chauhan at LMIFW AW19
Samant Chauhan at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019
Samant Chauhan at LMIFW AW19

4. Shalini James

And finally, Shalini James’ Mantra Design Studio collection showcased muted earth tones of green and brown with beautiful prints in flowy saris and kaftans that made the models look like they were floating on the runway.

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Shalini James at LMIFW AW19
Shalini James at LMIFW AW19
Shalini James at LMIFW AW19
Shalini James at LMIFW AW19

How amazing was this collection and the craftsmanship of the designs?! Have a favourite? Comment below and tell us.

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