LOTUS MAKEUP INDIA FASHION WEEK’19
Androcentric and cool: Day 4
Day 4 of Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Fall Winter’19 had some real hard-hitting philosophical themes, and also took a pro-sustainable stance with the abundance of khaki and recycled materials that featured in most of the shows.
FDCIX 6 DEGREES PRESENTS YOUNG GUNS:
SOLA MAALA by DOH TAK KEH
Sola Maala by Doh Tak Keh weaves the untold stories of artisans and the underbelly of city slums and factories through waste materials such as plastic packaging bottles, wrappers and production textile leftovers that have been turned into stunning applique on cotton khadi dresses, pants, skirts and oversized quirky headbands.
TISO GHARI by BADAL & BHOOMI
Inspired by the jaalis of the historical Sarkhej Roza mosque in Ahmedabad, Tiso Ghari depicts the intricacies of the jaalis through drawn thread techniques and fagotting. Bright yellows, military greens and greyish-blues and white are translated in the most beautiful sustainable way in this pret collection.
ESCAPADE by DONE & DUSTED
A structural smoragasbord of checkered and striped overcoats, skirts and more, with on-trend leather pants and tops, Escapade chronicles the designers’ escape the trials & tribulations of life, into her own little world.
RETRO CITYSCAPES by PARAS CHAWLA
Inspired by vintage 30s gully style, Retro Cityscapes combines modern silhouettes with ‘ol school khaki in hues of olive green, blue and beige. Checkered gamchas alternate between playing peek-a-boo, and doing the whole HTT routine in this super utilitarian collection.
KNOTS by SGBG ATELIER
Voluminous organza kaftans and jackets, pants and skirts in subdued greys, reds and blacks denote the aftermath of what happens when the protective cocoon one so often builds around one, shatters. When a lifetime of fears come to the fore as the facade fades – pure, kinetic energy is tightly hand-wound into knots which are metaphors for the mental chaos behind the anxiety.
CHRYSALIS by KARISHMA DEEPA SONDHI
A delightful mix of hand-embroidery, faux leather, applique, intricate beadwork and feminine prints on fabrics as delicate as crepes to rich velvets, all celebrate the Chrysalis society seems to be undergoing by breaking down years of inhibition and refusing to bow dow to oppression.
EVERY DROP COUNTS by MYNAH DESIGNS
Nikhita Tandon’s FW line celebrates the magnificence of the oceans and the many majestic whales, sharks and dolphins that call it home. A call to the world to wake up and take a stand against the destruction of marine life through pollution, her georgette, crepe, net and patch leather line propagates that #everydropcounts
Channelling decadent 80s glamour, Tytler’s collection of luxe jackets, glittering pants, net crop tops and S&M-esque leather skirts with ruffles, sequins and applique made our hearts soar. And, the cherry on top-of-the-cake was actor Jim Sarbh of course!
DECODE by PAWAN SACHDEVA
With stripes in different shapes, sizes and shades, Sachdeva’s tailored overcoats, blazers, turtlenecks and more was androgyny at its finest. Showstopper Radhika Apte was a vision in HTT black and striking red lips.
LIVA X WHOLE SIX YARDS
The Grand Finale celebrated the multiplicity and candour of the sari – which was reinterpreted in the most fantastical ways by the top designers ’round. While Rohit Bal presented a very chic monochrome look with a matching headband; Wendell Rodricks gave us a very Grecian take on it complete with thong sandals.
Rimzim Dadu gave us an ingenious metal sari with voluminous sleeves; and Little Shilpa complemented it with a brilliantly crafted hat. The other designers that showcased their reimaginings of it were Akaaro, Alpana & Neeraj, Amit Aggarwal, Anamika Khanna, Anavila, Anita Dongre, Bodice, Neeru Kumar, Pankaj & Nidhi, Payal Khandwala, Prashant Verma, Raw Mango, Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna, TAANI by Tanira Sethi, Tarun Tahiliani and Urvashi Kaur.