The Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 witnessed an enthralling opening show on Day One by designer Aneeth Arora of Péro. Her vision for storytelling had a new found interest of recreating the modern classic of a fish being lost and found in the sea, with the only difference as Nemo being renamed to Péro. The colour palette revolved around bright yellows, teal blues and seaweed greens in a mix of stripes, gingham and florals.
The house also launched a sub-brand, ‘Found Péro’ this season which is curated from local Indian crafts. Models were also seen sporting Havaianas and Birkenstocks customised in-house and paper headgear of corals and fishes handcrafted by the Italian paper sculptor, Carlos Urgese.
The highlights for day one definitely outlined the theme of artistic flair.
With Rimzim Dadu’s collection that posed heavily on the interplay between the positive and negative space, included pivotal sharp elements in the designs, such as overblown sleeves, dramatic silhouettes, coral jackets, all highlighting her signature cord work while amalgamating techniques of stencilling and lace-making.
Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty from Huemn through their collection addressed the on-going conflict in Kashmir. Working alongside photographer Mark Hanauer and Azaan Shah, the designs recreated the landscapes of Kashmir through hand embroidery from the images captured by the photographers.
Day 2 of Fashion Week was a more star-studded affair, with the ramp being graced by actors such as Sushmita Sen, Diana Penty and Sophie Choudry. Designers namely, Vidhi Wadhwani, Megha Jain, Rahul Singh, Aartivijay Gupta, Pallavi Singh, and Shruti Sancheti showcased their resplendent designs, with each collection exploring an intriguing theme.
Sen, walking for Bhumika and Jyoti’s collection ‘Limoncello’, was definitely the highlight for day 2. A vision extraordinaire in her lime green ensemble, her look was completed with a statement headwear along with a pair of shimmery heels.
Dawning into day 3, the general air around was astir with excitement for some of the biggest names in the game to present their shows. With Yami Gautam looking her gorgeous self, walking for Warp n Weft wearing their from their collection ‘Dejhoor’, Tabu too created quite the buzz clad in a beautiful lack Mekhla Chador, walking for designer Sanjukta Dutta.
Actor Athiya Shetty, in her red attire from Poshpride by Prerna Khatarapal, looked regal in her ruffled skirt and V neck top layered with a shiny silver blazer.
Actor Prachi Desai too was spotted on the ramp, supporting designer Architha Narayanam’s collection ‘Tha’lassa’. Wearing a lime green lehenga detailed with silver sequins, the actor completed her look with a neat half-tied hairdo and a glossy lip.
Wearing a lime lehenga from Architha Narayanam’s latest collection Tha’lassa, Desai looked lovely as ever. Accompanying the golden hemline with silver sequin detailing all over it and a three-tiered necklace, her outfit captured the quintessential theme of the collection of the classic with a hint of modern.
Atsushi Nakashima, the celebrated Japanese designer was another highlight for Day 3. With the designs inspired by music and fashion of the 1960’s and crafted in Japan from Ultrasuede, the collection stood out for its excellent finishing.
The highlight for the final day would definitely be the ever so beautiful Huma Qureshi. Donning a stunning ivory outfit by Manish Malhotra, accompanied with a fitted, crop bodice, voluminous skirt and a dramatic shrug with the most beautiful feather detailing and embellishments, Huma encapsulated the essence of LMIFW SS’19.
The LMIFW SS’19 received a beautiful gallant ending with the designers coming together to celebrate the recent verdict on IPC Section 377 by the Supreme Court. The clothes were made in rainbow colours which were then beautifully and artistically put together by stylist Gautam Kalra in a single, celebratory show.