LMIFW SS'21: All the highlights from the phygital fashion week


LMIFW SS’21: All the highlights from the phygital fashion week

Of springtime lewks and fashion films

By Nishtha Bhalla  October 20th, 2020

With fashion weeks going digital, it came as no surprise that FDCI’s Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week was a virtual affair. What we were in complete awe of, though, was the way the designers took creating digital fashion films into their stride. The designers showcasing at the phygital (bridging the digital and physical world with the purpose of providing a unique interactive experience for the user) show recreated runways, and told complex narratives through their films, as an accompaniment to their fabulous collections. With fringes, ruffles and tons of vibrant colours featured on the runway, scroll on to see the highlights from the collections featured at LMIFW SS’21.

Rajesh Pratap Singh

With a collection that was filled with bright pastel hues, traditional hand block printing techniques, and striking metallic accents, designer Rajesh Pratap Singh kicked off LMIFW SS’21 in style. The contemporary ensembles in the collection were created with handloom, glass cotton and silk satin fabrics, while the designer’s signature aesthetic shone through in the form of pintucks and classic whites, making for a vibrant collection. The fashion film itself sent a powerful social message, with the use of oxygen cylinders as a representation of the designer’s karigars. Swipe through for a preview of Rajesh Pratap Singh’s collection:

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Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Rajesh Pratap Singh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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Vaishali S

Vaishali S created wearable art forms out of handwoven textiles with her collection, Rebirth. With structured silhouettes containing 3D, nature-inspired motifs, the designer sought inspiration from the distinct feel of being born again in the slow, and created fluid ensembles featuring cape sleeves, corded chanderi, and textured detailing. Swipe through for a look at the designer’s ethereal collection at LMIFW SS’21:

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The collection by Vaishali S at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
The collection by Vaishali S at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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The collection by Vaishali S at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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The collection by Vaishali S at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
The collection by Vaishali S at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
The collection by Vaishali S at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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Namrata Joshipura

Designer Namrata Joshipura’s collection, Circle Back, was a juxtaposition of athleisure with dramatic detailing. Featuring contemporary silhouettes with intricate embroidery and modern interpretations of artisanal embellishments, the ensembles were accentuated with embroidered beadwork, feathered detailing, and lots of bling. Swipe through to see Namrata’s dramatic collection at LMIFW SS’21:

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Namrata Joshipura's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Namrata Joshipura's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Namrata Joshipura's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Namrata Joshipura's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Namrata Joshipura's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Namrata Joshipura's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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Siddartha Tytler

Featuring an eclectic mix of elegant ensembles, Siddartha Tytler’s collection, CULT, was a showcase of bling and glamour. The dramatic pieces featured sensual, draped western wear to traditional wear with a contemporary spin, in fabrics of cotton, mesh, crepes, silks and suedes, complete with chromatic accents, nature-inspired motifs, and the brand’s signature crystal appliqué work. Swipe through for a look at Siddartha Tytler’s collection:

Siddartha Tytler's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Siddartha Tytler's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Siddartha Tytler's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Siddartha Tytler's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Siddartha Tytler's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Siddartha Tytler's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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Gauri & Nainika

Fresh, floral and feminine – designer duo Gauri & Nainika’s SS’21 collection is a perfect embodiment of springtime bliss. With Victorian-inspired dresses and dreamy florals all around, the romantic collection highlighted vintage glamour, featuring a vast colour palette ranging from pastels to darker hues of red, bottle green and classic black. The pieces reimagine the brand’s signature looks with dramatic sleeves, layered ruffles and fluid silhouettes ranging from demure pencil dresses to flowy tea-length gowns, along with the use of crepe and tulle to add a tinge of whimsy. The standout pieces from the collection? A trio of dresses in a berry coloured hand-painted polka dot and striped print, for those who are looking to make a strong statement. Swipe through for a look at Gauri & Nainika’s gorgeous collection:

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Gauri & Nainika's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Gauri & Nainika's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Gauri & Nainika's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Gauri & Nainika's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Gauri & Nainika's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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Varun Bahl

Designed to be a homage to the untethered, limitless and beautiful power of nature, Varun Bahl’s new collection, Bloom, illustrates an inherent earthiness with dramatic embellishments. With a variety of silhouettes like capes, waistcoats, tulip pants and flared trousers created in pure silk organza and satin, the ensembles from the collection were adorned with 3D floral embroidery, sequins, bugle beads and ruffles in signature shades of blacks, reds, pinks, bottle greens, dusty pinks and ivories. Swipe through for a look at Varun Bahl’s nature-inspired collection at LMIFW SS’21:

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Varun Bahl's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Varun Bahl's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Varun Bahl's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Varun Bahl's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Varun Bahl's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Varun Bahl's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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Tarun Tahiliani

Veteran designer Tarun Tahiliani’s collection, The Age of Innocence, didn’t just reimagine wedding wear – it reimagined weddings. Set in a gorgeous backdrop of a field strewn with flowers, the designer’s new couture collection featured minakari and jaamevars in shades of aqua, shell pink, pale jade and tea rose. Designed for the modern-day bride and groom, the exquisite hand-painted and hand-embroidered pieces have a contemporary twist in the form of new-age silhouettes and… *drumroll please* lehengas with pockets. Swipe through for a preview of Tarun Tahiliani’s stunning collection at LMIFW SS’21:

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Tarun Tahiliani's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Tarun Tahiliani's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Tarun Tahiliani's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Tarun Tahiliani's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Tarun Tahiliani's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Tarun Tahiliani's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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Samant Chauhan

Touted as a homage to colours, designer Samant Chauhan’s new collection, Ode, emphasised on the colours of reimagining a world in memory. “This collection speaks everything we are going through, a perspective beyond whites and neutral,” said the designer. The ensembles from the Demi-Couture collection were dominated by capes and flared pant silhouettes in silk and organza, with cold shoulders and low necklines. The vibrant collection was brought to life with silver and metalwork, along with handcrafted, 3D detailing and shades of bottle green, red and pink. Swipe through for a preview of Samant Chauhan’s collection:

Samant Chauhan's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Samant Chauhan's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Samant Chauhan's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Samant Chauhan's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Samant Chauhan's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Samant Chauhan's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil

S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil, the designer duo’s bridge-to-luxury brand, showcased its new collection with a powerful fashion film titled The Declaration 2034. “Celebrating pride, provocation and progressiveness, the brand advocates the idea of standing tall to your beliefs and being adamant to your thoughts,” said the designer duo. Set in a utopian future, the ensembles from the collection featured a sartorial military aesthetic with futuristic, gender-fluid silhouettes in shades of off-whites, olives and blacks, complete with embroidered detailing and a congregation of insignias. Swipe through for a glimpse of their fluid collection at LMIFW SS’21:

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S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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Shivan & Narresh

Shivan & Narresh fulfilled all our 2020 vacation dreams that never culminated, by taking us on a virtual holiday with their new collection, the Ana10my Series. Illustrating the beauty of the human, plant and animal anatomy, the designer duo encapsulated 5 holiday lifestyles – swimwear, resort-wear, cruise-wear, safari and ski-wear – into a holistic collection complete with belted saris, bandeau blouses and maxi skirts. The prints were inspired by mystical cogwheels of the human anatomy and the techniques of renowned artist Gustav Klimt, and included stippling, dots and dashes, along with their iconic bright prints. Swipe through for a preview of Shivan & Narresh’s collection at LMIFW SS’21:

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Shivan & Narresh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Shivan & Narresh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Shivan & Narresh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Shivan & Narresh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Shivan & Narresh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Shivan & Narresh's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna

Blending the mystery of the current global events into a whimsical subversive twist, designers Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna closed LMIFW with their collection, Parallax. Reintroducing the colour red as a depiction of celebration for the modern bride and groom, the collection featured structured silhouettes in silk organza and mesh for womenswear, and intricate embroidery on fabrics of velvet and silk with metallic accents for menswear. Swipe through for Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna’s collection:

Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
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Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21
Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna's collection at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week SS'21

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