LOTUS MAKE UP INDIA FASHION WEEK
It was that time of the year again when the fashion fraternity of the country comes together to celebrate and support new season collections by the best designers in India. This edition of Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week powered by NEXA saw some very interesting collections by not only Indian designers but also brought global fashion to the LMIFW runway with collaborations with The Embassy of Japan and Australian High Commission. As a Designer and Stylist it was great to see an amalgam of various aesthetics on one platform.
The highlight of LMIFW for me has to be meeting and being shot by Scott Schuman, the photographer behind The Sartorialist- the go to street style blog for every fashionista across the globe.
Day 2 of Lotus Make Up India Fashion Week saw some amazing collections on the Runway. Designer Rahul Singh brought his signature shibori tie and dye mixed with fringes in his collection Folk Invasion. The collection was a inspired from blend of drapes, embroideries, attires and jewellery from all comers of India. An ode to the crafts of India, Folk Invasion sought to fuse traditional crafts and fabrics like Malkha cottons and Chanderi silks with contemporary silhouettes.
Go big or go home.
Prashant Verma’s collection Maria was a visual treat for the eyes. His collection drew inspiration from the biography of Tennessee Williams titled “Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” . Maria – based on Maria Callas, one of the greatest Opera singers of the 20th century, was about the power of female armour. The designer also spoke about his obsession with a kind of nostalgia for the future that comes bearing something familiar. Flamboyant gowns created with hundred meters of taffeta, organza flowers and vintage hand painted chiffons took centerstage in this artistic collection.
The WOW factor designed by Schulen Fernandez for Wendell Rodricks brought intense energy and a much needed burst of colour to the catwalk. The models zigzagged their way on the runway dancing in colourful resort wear staples from Wendell Rodricks.
Gauri and Nainika stood true to their signature style with flounce, ruffles and glam dominating their collection. This time around, the designer duo doubled up the level of sparkle on the runway with of metallic fabrics and sequins, frothy frocks , layers of tulle and oversized ruffles contrasted with leather boots.Do let me know what’s your favourite collection in the comments below.