Day one of many Lotus Make-up India Style Week Autumn Winter 19 (LMIFW AW 19) had set the expectations excessive. There was the debut of designer Suket Dhir to look ahead to, and a grand present celebrating Rahul Mishra’s 10 years within the trade. The road-up additionally promised a slew of younger designers who had been to mix conventional weaves with modern designs.
Below the Stars
Mishra’s designs fashioned the ultimate showcase of the opening day of the Style Week. Mishra celebrated a decade of style with ‘Reminiscence’, a present sprinkled with all that he has held pricey through the years. The present additionally broke custom in some ways. For starters it was held exterior, open to the weather. With standing room solely, and a ramp that appeared it might go on for miles, one might sense that it was one thing particular. It was shiny, it was enjoyable, and vivacious and a capsule of Mishra’s journey and evolution as a designer.
The Delhi-based designer’s mammoth present, featured many appears which have by no means been exhibited in India. Most had been a throwback to the 10 collections he showcased in Paris. “The thought is to mix Jap mysticism with Western meticulousness and spotlight the overlap; in order to show that the world shares frequent concepts of timeless intricacy and class in style,” shared Mishra in a press release.
Shades of mustard, orange, and yellow had been juxtaposed with black, blue, purple and white. Mishra used his signature intricate hand embroidery, appliquéd onto sheer gossamer cloth, organza and tulle, making the creations pret-worthy and wearable. The swarovski crystals, aari work in silk thread and French knots offered the required elaborations which are signatory of a Rahul Mishra ensemble. “My sacred relationship with metamorphic recollections fuelled the shape-shifting stage embroidery that outlined my debut assortment. Impressed by the tessellated prints of MC Escher’s woodcuts, these altering embroidery patterns appear to present the garment a lifetime of its personal,” acknowledged Mishra.
One noticed jackets, tunics, fit-and-flare clothes. Ruffled and asymmetrical hemlines dominated the type story of the gathering that featured each menswear and designs for ladies.
From the appears of it, we could have dipping hemlines in vogue — particularly the place outer put on is worried. Proper from structured ones with enhanced, stiff lapels to free flowing, anti-fit ones with boxy sleeves, jackets dominated the roost. Amita Gupta, who, together with her label Sustainable, blends silk and sari with denim, introduced lengthy flared jackets with hoods, which had been paired with saris.
Mumbai-based Diksha Khanna introduced ‘Hadith’, impressed by her travels to the Arab lands and her meanderings within the varied medinas and souks, and introduced wrap-jackets and crocheted bomber numbers to the ramp. Khanna blended khaki and denim, and used crocheted patchwork strategies and cross sew embroidery so as to add drama to her jackets and creations. Knee-length Maheshwari silk jackets with plaid lining had been introduced by Pratima Pandey, underneath her label Pramaa, although her assortment was very harking back to Pero, by Aneeth Arora.
Designer Sahil Kochhar, too, invoked the knee-length jacket, in shiny floral prints of blue and yellow, which he had created for the LivaEco Inexperienced coronary heart present.