The Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week SS’20, in association with EbixCash from October 9 to 13 at the National Stadium saw an interesting grand finale. The concept #MyFashionMyTribe presented on October 12th, had veterans Anamika Khanna, Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Wendell Rodricks showcased on the ultimate day giving it a befitting end and major new latest fashion trend goals!
Despite their myriad styles, Anamika Khanna’s ubiquitous capes and dhoti drapes, Manish Arora’s kitschy yet international expressions, Pratap’s heady monochromes to Wendell Rodricks’ free falling silhouettes, each one represented the country’s tradition by bridging the chasm between fantasy and functionality.
The grand set with massive digital displays on the backdrop and the stage and revolving platforms was the perfect setting for a show of this scale. The showstopper for the evening was Kangana Ranaut.
Apart from these breath-taking designs, Shivan And Narresh, as well as Lovebirds Studio, had an outstanding collection. The former took us to the streets of South Korea with Seoul Series, a colourful collection inspired by K-Pop culture and art that is trending in latest fashion trends. In contrast, the latter kept it minimal and sporty with solid colours and ethical fabrics.
The menswear show had three leading designers showcase their lines for the hommes! Manoviraj Khosla presented a young and dynamic line called Jungle Metal. The designer paid special attention to detailing and embroidery like kantha as well as printing techniques. Bangalore-based designer Paresh Lamba's line 'Signatures' had striking white ensembles with bold stripes and streaks of striking pop colours. Pawan Sachdeva showcased menswear that is refined, elegant and versatile. The designer embellished his clothes with rugged textures, shaded tones and clouding patterns in trench-coats, oversize jackets, and light weight inners. Actor Muzamil Ibrahim was the showstopper for the evening.
The Young Guns
The "Young Guns" category (A platform created by FDCI that provides an encouraging space for new and emerging talent to showcase their designs), saw designers like Bareek, Countrymade, Notebook, and Sameer Madan.
In an offsite show, designers Amrita and Gursi of Lovebirds presented their Spring Summer 2020 collection of easy-breezy athleisure apparel.
“At Lotus Make-Up we offer unique products catering to women with varied tastes, just like the four veterans selected for the finale, who dressed women with different mindsets and look at the palette of beauty not as a singular identity, but through a 3D lens,” said Nitin Passi, Joint Managing Director, Lotus Herbals.
“We are thrilled to had four legendary designers, who had chalked the map for Indian aesthetics globally gave the grand finale a classic finish. They were the leading lights whose attention to detail was unquestionable as their presentations showed how design may look diverse, but the grid remains congruous,” said Chairman FDCI, Sunil Sethi.