By Kushagra Das
Day 3: Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week – Autumn Winter 2019.
Delhi: Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week which kick-started on Wednesday with ‘sustainable fashion’ as their moto took a glamourous turn on the third day. With celebrities like Dia Mirza, Kritika Kamra and Sophie Chaudhary taking over the runway, the third day witnessed electrifying shows by various designers. The third day witnessed a major footfall and the designers brought their A-Game to the runway.
The dramatic and structured silhouettes, big broad shoulders, feathers, pleats, ruffles, and slits, Dolly J’s Show was a starry affair taking you back to the time of 70s. The collection was filled with colors and was all things bright and beautiful. The spectacular collection by Dolly J clearly won everyone’s heart with its attention to detail and the flowy and breezy look.
This Fall-Winter 19/20, Amrich aimed to create an immaculate confluence of shapes, fabrics, colours and surfaces informed by their rich repository of engagement with Indian handloom and craft traditions. The use of thick khadi cotton yarn woven with desi tussar silk on an open weave to create exquisite translucent fabrics whilst also making use of the khadi yarns to play with checks and stripes. There was newness created in the shibori patterns by way of introducing interesting fabric manipulations in the process. The colour palette was subdued yet bold in shades of black, red, blue and green.
This eclectic collection reminded us all of the infamous Manhattan nightclubs and discotheques from the 1970’s. The show was an extravaganza of handcrafted ensembles of over 35 exquisite styles for women all against an ostentatious backdrop with grand elements & mesmerizing lighting.
This collection extrudes a high glamour quotient; each ensemble portrays a modern & sexy vibe with elements of romanticism. Adding drama & opulence through versatile garments, this is one of the most glamorous collections showcased by the brand. Not So Serious has ventured into the use of colour pallet’s never used by the brand before, the use of rich & luxurious jewel tones like royal blue, deep crimson, ivory, Emerald, warm beiges & silver hues are persistent through the collection giving a sense of decadence. The collection features mid length & flattering silhouettes with softly structured garments, voluminous sleeves, detailed pleating, baggy waistlines & intricately crafted ruffles. Scattered embroidery with softly structured garments, abstract forms & 3D whimsical laser cut flowers are key in surface ornamentation. Handcrafted techniques that amplify and highlight each detail of the garment have been used in the form of appliqué work, & hand crafted sequence.