By Kushagra Das
Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week – A/W 2019 – Day 2
Capital’s biggest four-day fashion extravaganza, Lotus India Fashion Week – A/W-19 opened its doors on Wednesday. After an exciting line-up of designers who concentrated on sustainable fashion on the first day of the fashion week, the second day was on high notes of glitz and glamour.
HUEMN by Pranav Misra and Shyma Shetty
Inspired by travels in Kashmir, HUEMN’s Fall 19 was a tribute to the strength of individuals and impact that they can make, if they choose to. The show started with a monologue that gave the whole collection a deeper meaning and connected with the audience immediately. The entire line was a play of contrasts and was a reflection of society today and its need to confine you to pre-defined boxes that you don’t need to fit into. The mood of the collection is an urge to look within as creative people and choose mindfully how to harness that inventive instinct.
The collection also draws a strong reference from the iconic sneaker culture of the nineties and finds its way into the shape and cuts of garments. The collection was strong and genderless with comfortable, understated and unique detailing.
The three styles featured in the show are renditions of Classic Leather & Workout Plus that are designed to defy convention and are a perfect fit for Huemns Fall 19 presentation, honoring iconic imagery in street culture of the decades before us and setting a stage for a fresh new look.
Nitin Bal Chauhan
Nitin Bal Chauhan took inspiration from the graphic novel “From Hell” for his Whitechapel collection. The show starts with pictures and texts from the novel on display. Set during the Whitechapel murders of the late Victorian era, the novel speculates upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The novel depicts several true events surrounding murders which gives the collection a very gloomy but aesthetically pleasing look. Set in the 1880’s London, WhiteChapel, Nitin Bal Chauhan A/W-19 pret lne, has a very grim mood. Sharp angular style lines paired with Victorian details such as ruffles and pleats gave a visual juxtapose. Graphic comic illustration inspired hand drawings, by designer translated to hand embroideries and 3D hand embroideries are a strong signature this season for NBC.
Samanth Chauhan showcased a beautiful collection with clothes weaved in detailed embroidery in jewel tones and shades of pink, orange, rust and burgundy on structured silhouettes in whites and ivories. The intricate embroidery on whites looked mesmerizing as the models walked down the runway and took the audience to an old world. The flora with which the entire runway was surrounded gave the clothes an earthy touch making the sight even more dramatic.