The Tencel x Rajesh Pratap Singh collection is just what your festive wear wardrobe needs


The Tencel x Rajesh Pratap Singh collection is just what your festive wear wardrobe needs

From pristine whites to heavy-duty stripes

By Shweta Gandhi  August 24th, 2018

Walking into the Lakmé Fashion Week show set up that designer Rajesh Pratap Singh had planned for us on Sustainable Fashion Day was akin to stepping into a jungle — Eddie Vedder’s songs from the film Into The Wild aptly played in the background; the entire atmosphere seemed infused with a raw energy similar to a lone night spent in a dense forest.

Quietly, smoothly, the models took their places against a white backdrop, with colourful LED lights in the shape of floral motifs falling onto their faces, as showstopper Rajkummar Rao opened the show. Dressed in ethnic ensembles that combined Tencel — fibres derived from sustainable wood sources — with Indian crafts like chanderi, banarasi, jamdani and hand block prints, each look gave a contemporary twist to the “Indian interpretation of the Tencel weaves”.

The collection featured light hues like pristine white and glazed gold as well as warm earthy tones like navy blue and forest green, making sure it appealed to the multiple moods of the modern day woman.

Inspired by the designs of the iconic William Morris, Rajesh incorporated stripes as well as motifs reminiscent of a jungle that were carefully woven in the outfits. Whether you’re a minimalist or prefer going slightly ostentatious, the Rajesh Pratap Singh x Tencel autumn winter collection is just what your festive wardrobe needs.