Day 2 of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week showed us a healthy mix of minimalist yet out there styles and designs that certainly left us swooning. All of the collections went the sustainable route and we're loving it, coz we know that this is the future of fashion! Whether it was to create awareness, express oneself or pay homage to the beauty of nature through clothing, the designers of Day 2 did a killer job of it. Trust me when I say our eyes didn't stray from the runway even for a minute!
Diksha Khanna's collection titled Julley, meaning 'hello' in Ladakhi is inspired by the barren landscape of Ladakh. This versatile line comprises traditional ensembles that are moulded into more modern silhouettes, with exquisite detailing that is mostly androgynous. It explores eco-printing, a form of natural dyeing on textiles, that worked wonders for the collection!
Pratima Panday's new collection is inspired by the gorgeous Paro, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s protagonist from his classic novel, Devdas. The collection explores Paro's fiery demeanour and portrays it through classic cuts from the 1920s. Made from handwoven silk chanderi and Maheshwari with lovely florals embroidered on it, this line is truly magnificent!
Adidas Originals X Antar-Agni And Khanijo
Antar-Agni's collection features bright pops of colours with hues of burnt orange, teal blue and ivories. The subtle embroideries and abstract patterns paired with easy and breezy silhouettes give this line that perfect summer wardrobe vibe! The showcase flaunts Adidas originals X Parley, where each uber-cool sneaker has been remade with materials made in partnership with Parley Ocean Plastic. Khanijo's collection celebrates Indian craftsmanship with a plethora of handlooms, floral embroideries and artisanal textiles. This line certainly gives streetwear a traditional touch and we're here for it!
Rise Worldwide x Fashion For Good
Rise Worldwide x Fashion For Good join hands to promote collaborations between supply chain disruptors and designers to present collections that spotlight Innovations for Circular fashion. Together they presented Innovation for Circularity that featured Divyam Mehta, Ka-sha & Nitin Bal Chauhan. While Divya Mehta's line portrays rural life and culture with kantha work, Ka-sha's collection Manthan represents the many layers of water with the use of different weights of cotton and hand-dyeing using KB cols Sciences’ microbial fermentation technology and non-GMO naturally occurring coloured microbes. Nitin Bal Chauhan's collection, Countdown raises awareness on how all our actions and non-sustainable growth is leading to our planet's demise. Certainly makes us take a step back and have a thought about our lives.
Vaishali S Couture
Vaishali S Couture’s collection, Fil Rouge having sustainability in mind, is composed of multiple textures, drapes, and layers. The pieces feature strong and structured silhouettes that are inspired by different weaves of Indian craftsmanship. With subtle hues and beautiful pops of metallic sheens, this line sure did manage to stand out!
Payal Pratap presented by Bemberg showcases their JAVA collection. The designer used hand-painted prints that were digitised and exhibited on the pieces. The collection pays homage to nature and sustainability by the enchanting use of extensive flower, leaf, vines and bird motives on the pieces. The materials used from Bemberg range from satins, muslins, mulmul, and silk blends were used to come up with a collection that features fluid drapes as well as structured designs.
Khadi India Show
Khadi India presented MOSSI, Abhishek Gupta Benares, Anavila, Anju Modi, Charu Parashar, Rina Dhaka this year. From neutrals to vibrant colours, from modern designs to traditional silhouettes, from exquisite prints and patterns to muted hues and embroidery, this show had it all. The variety of different styles and designs showed us how khadi can be worn for just about any occasion!
R|Elan X Satya Paul by Rajesh Pratap Singh
In collaboration with R|Elan, Satya Paul by Rajesh Pratap Singh presented their New Order. While still having structured designs the collection has a sense of freedom and it expresses that through the bold patterns and colours. Inspired by the work of Klimt, Muccha and Toulouse Lautrec at the time when art nouveau emerged as resistance, this collection reminds us to break free and let loose!