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LOTUS MAKEUP INDIA FASHION WEEK’19

6 days ago | BY Huma Hazarika Sharma

The Showstopping Day 2

Day 2 of Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week was super bright & whimsical AF.

DHRUV VAISH
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Vaish’s ‘Meld’ finds inspiration in modern industrial art, and is an amalgamation of geometric prints, textures and slick solids in very easy, yet refined silhouettes. Bomber jackets, long coats, double-layered jackets, high-waisted pants and woven t-shirts make their colourful debut in luxe satins, wool and cottons.

MANOVIRAJ KHOSLA
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Khosla’s ‘Kaleidoscopia’ captures the essence of a gorjus garden with striking flowers and vibrant butterflies repped through metallic foil prints and emboridery done very masterfully on velvet jackets, leather and more.

SUNEET VARMA
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Varma’s ‘Anaya’ was presented in collab with Nirakara Jewels, celebrated Indian handicrafts with its’ contemporary take on the centuries old art. Abstract-shaped mirrors, applique in shiny silver and gold metallic foil, and 3-D teardrop-sized crystals embellished the icy pink, pale grey, cedalon green and ivory lehengas, sarees, and more.
 
SAMANT CHAUHAN
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Chauhan celebrated brave women everywhere shattering myths and age old stereotypes. His pristine white floor-sweeping dresses and overcoats were bedecked with jewel-toned fleur-de-lys in shades of pink, orange, rust and burgundy.
NITIN BAL CHAUHAN
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Chauhan’s ‘White Chapel’ was perhaps the most intriguing as he found inspiration in the book ‘From Hell’ that chronicles the many savage murders committed by the infamous Jack The Ripper in London in Circa 1880. His use of monochrome was apt given the murders took place in the wee hours, and the brill textures and prints made his show our favourite of the day!

HUEMN
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Hand-cut rubber sheets interposed with leather applique and print, meticulously handcrafted surfaces that recreate photographs of landscapes in multi-material like denim and fleece – Huemn’s ode to the valley of Kashmir, and the many struggles of its’ people is a beautiful retelling through athleisure.
LIVA – NIKITA MHAISALKAR / PRREETI JAIIN NAINUTIA / POOJA SHROFF / SIDDHARTHA BANSAL
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Mhaisalkar paid homage to Rumi in a collection made of handspun hemp and marino wool combined with luxe fabrics like ribbed knits, flat knit silk organza, satin & crepe silk.
Nainutia’s ‘Aranya’, tale of a forest bird, celebrated nature in autumn, and was immaculately crafted out of silks and organza embroidered to dazzle.
Shroff’s ‘Resist Aur Dye’ took shape after she acquired a lot of handmade Indonesian batiks. Batiks in golds, greys and blacks took centerstage in fabrics such as suede, silk & crepe cottons.
Bansal’s very hippy, super quirky multihued collection was an instant hit (with us atleast), we loved the fun slogans that screamed everything from ‘Flower Power’ to ‘Shake Up, Wake Up‘ in fun pinks, greens and purples.
THE SHOWSTOPPERS – JULIE SHAH/GAURI & KUNAL/SANJUKTA DUTTA/PRERNA ADSUL
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And, what’s fashion week without its jawdropping showstoppers, no? Our fav for the night, Karisma Kapoor looked demure in a black and red saree by Sanjukta Dutta; while namesake Karishma Tanna strutted her stuff in a pink patchwork dress and a train to match. Actor Rakul Preet Singh was in a leg-baring sultry Julie Shah number, and Shikha Talsania looked adorbs in a batik dress by Prerna Adsul in perhaps the only collection apart from Prashant Verma’s that celebrated a woman’s curves in all its’ glory.