LOTUS MAKEUP INDIA FASHION WEEK’19
A Vibrant Day 3
Day 3 had everyone from Dia Mirza to Sophie Choudhary and Archana Vijay walk the ramp, and was by far the most glam. From fab digital prints to cool sequins, and feathers, frills and ruffles, there’s nothing we wouldn’t steal for ourselves.
The favourite of the day, the day ended with Namrata Joshipura’s ‘Blend Out’ in collab with Chivas. An ode of sorts to all all the bada** women out there who juggle their many roles as mother, friend, wife, boss with such perfection, her clothes reflected this modern-day dynamism aptly. Sleek gowns, jumpsuits and pantsuits in rich jewel tones and monochrome with hand-embroidered details, were a dream.CHARU PARASHAR
Parashar’s ‘Avanta Gardiste’ drew inspiration from the floral Calico textiles from back in the 19th Century, and transposed this onto luxe hand-embrodiered Indian fabrics like khadi silk, raw silk, satin silk, silk velvet, georgettes and organza in a sea of navy blues, greens, and reds.PALLAVI MOHAN
Mohan’s ‘Simply Studio 54′ pretty much summed up what her collection was all about with its generous dose of metallics, velvets and sequins, and was the perfect ode to the now infamous Manhattan haunt back in the disco 70s. Free-flowing dresses, pantsuits with plenty of flair, and lots of feather and sheer were a pretty bang-on reimagining of Studio 54, Circa 1970.
PANKAJ & NIDHI
The starting point of their fab collection was celebrated Dutch artist Jan Davidz de Heem’s Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase (1650-1683), and the attention to deets and realism in the famed artwork made its’ way into their clothes too. Cascading florals, origami and geometric patterns on rich taffeta, silk velvets and organza were rounded-off with hand-cut petals, discs, squares and trellises in fabric and metallic faux leather.
Dolly J’s very hyper-feminine, hyper-cool collective reminded us of a stylish flamenco dancer, and we couldn’t get ’nuff of the candy pinks and the electric greens, and all the pretty bows and pleated frills.
Perfect for the modern-day bride doing the hole destination wedding routine and her crew, Simmi Saboo’s ‘Ikya’ was a splash of green with doses of beige in it, and lots of prints.
RUCERU by RUCHI ROONGTA & RASHI AGARWAL
‘I Am’ by Ruceru was a celebration of the everyday woman – story of ordinary women avec all their scars, both physical and metaphorical. Earth-toned embroidered quilted lehengas, sarees and dupattas in rich golds with red undertones were the stars of the collection.SHIVANI JAIN
Jain’s ‘Circle of Life’ was inspired by a quote that denotes how everything in life always comes full circle and brings with it rich experiences. Tulles, organza, silk, velvet and neoprene in gorj metallics and pretty peaches and greys got a thumbs up from us.