The first-ever digital showcase of Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week by FDCI, concluded yesterday. Five days of fashion film presentations by 40+ Indian designers on FDCI’s social media platforms marked new beginnings for the industry in connecting with its consumers with new designs and outfits for the upcoming Spring-Summer season.
The shows did more than just defining trends. Each collection celebrated the grandeur of Indian textiles, rich embroidery techniques and the idea of style and comfort in this era of new normal.
Check out the highlights of the collections from the last three days of LMIFW SS2021.
Gaya by Gayatri Khanna debuted at LMIFW SS’21 with a smart loungewear line of two collections, Palm Leaf and Loungy Denims. Kaftans, sweatshirts, bombers, dresses and pyjama sets were the key pieces.
Anuradha Pegu, renowned for bringing Assam’s ethnic wear to the fore, unveiled the magic of handspun silk sarees at LMIFW. Every saree is imbued with hues of 100 per cent vegetable dyes.
Rimi Nayak India
Quirky, nature-inspired prints and soft and vivid colours like powder blue, pink and green took over Rimi Nayak’s collection ‘Bloom’. It consists of free-flowing pieces such as boxy shirts, jackets, maxi dresses, jumpsuits, styled on point with head bandanas.
Ashima Leena’s collection ‘Umme Rabab’ brings the regality of a maharani to the new-age era. It features long jackets, sarees, lehengas and odhnis in brocade, chanderi, zardozi and heavy applique work.
Under the Midnight Sky, a collection showcased by Niki Mahajan at LMIFW is every bit dreamy and graceful. Lehengas, sarees, asymmetrical long kurti and flowy skirts are hand done in silver metal wires by Lucknow-based craftsmen.
Made for cocktail parties, weddings and destination events to even intimate celebrations at home, Neeta Lulla’s latest collection ‘The She Universe’ is every bit versatile, flamboyant and easy to carry.
Titled Benaras, Abhishek Gupta’s collection of menswear and womenswear revives the beauty of the ancient city. Sherwanis, lehengas and straight long kurtas made from traditional handloom fabrics are enhanced with fine appliqué, pleating, thread embroidery and intricate motifs.
Varun Bahl unveiled a luxurious range of gowns, capes, waistcoats, tulip pants and flared trousers. He used silk organza and satin fabrics, bedecked with surfacing techniques of 3D floral embroidery, pleats, layers and ruffles.
Tarun Tahiliani reimagined the rich Jamavar techniques to design a beautiful rendition of the modern Indian wedding wear. Body-hugging fits and seamless tailoring marked his range of pocket lehengas, peplum blouse, long anarkalis, belted sherwanis and short kurtas.
Tisharth by Shivani Jain
Shivani Jain of Tisharth gives an edgy spin to power dressing by using pop pinks, greens and blues. Details like metal buckles and chains meet risqué silhouette cuts and oversized pockets.
A free-flowing palette in multi colours inspired by the idea of mysterious underwater, Nidhi Yasha’s new collection uses Koi Fish accent embroidery and makes for a perfect addition to one’s Spring-Summer wardrobe.
A fusion of modern silhouettes like cold shoulders, cowl neck and halter neck with traditional Indian embroidery and embellishments, Samant Chauhan presented a gorgeous line up of outfits, an apt fit for the festive hour.
S&N by Shantanu Nikhil
Military influences and patriotic-chic styling are the highlight of ‘The Declaration 2034’, the latest collection by Shantanu & Nikhil’s sub brand S&N. A strong, classic palette of navy, off-white and olives imbues the body fit tailoring of ensembles, made for men and women.
Sharp, smart and stylish, Amaare’s all new menswear edit ‘Cosmos’ is a fine blend between Indian wear and contemporary formal wear. Neat layering and hues of maroon, blue and black are the key design codes seen on the outfits.
Janavi by Jyotika Jhalani masters the art of creating fashionable pieces out of pure woven Cashmere. The brand presented an amalgamation of two collections, one of her statement shawls and another a big collaboration, titled ‘Evil Eye’, with Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter Kiera Chaplin.
Called the #Ana10mySeries, Shivan & Narresh’s brand new collection captures the fascinating beauty of the anatomy of humans, plants and animals. Reinstating its position as a luxury holiday wear label, this collection is a mix of five styles – Swimwear, Resort Wear, Cruise Wear, Safari and Ski Wear.
Rohit Gandhi Rahul Khanna
Designed for the modern brides and grooms, Parallax by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna is an upbeat yet sophisticated range of celebratory ensembles, shaded in evergreen hues of red, deep blue and black.