Lotus India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2020 Day-1

Ikai by Ragini Ahuja

With almost 100 designers showcasing their path-breaking collection, the Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2020, kicked off today, i.e., 9th October at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India Gate. The LMIFW SS’2020 is presented by The Fashion Design Council of India and is a 4-day event with Runway shows from 9th to 12th October and the Designer Stockroom Sale on the 13th of October.

The theme for this year’s event “#MyFashionMyTribe” reflects the reality of the fashion world, which is like an extended family. 

“We have an interesting line-up at LMIFW SS ’20 with a mix of old-world ideologies intermingled with a millennial vibe. This potent selection will paint the runway in hues of diversity with artisanal expertise. We are delighted to have Lotus Make-up, our Title Sponsor, and EbixCash, our Associate Sponsor, and all our stakeholders supporting our endeavours,”  says FDCI Chairman Sunil Sethi.

The first day began with Designer Pratima Pandey opening the show. Her collection’s name is ‘Dastaan’. Inspired by Prama’s 10-year journey, Dastaan narrates how Prama embodies the nuances and the shades of the rich Indian Handloom. The delicate & luxuriously rich Chanderi fabric has been a constant Prama favourite. Layering it with opulent embroideries of flora and fauna the collection Dastaan is an embodiment of the essence of Prama through classic layered Kurta, drapes, Saree and Dresses. 

The second designer to showcase her collection today was Ragini Ahuja. Her collection ‘Ikai’ recognises women of Fire- Fierce, Defiant and Soulful; who empower and liberate each other. Built with character and rebellion, the story explores the colours of fire- deep navy, autumnal rust, mint tea, and beige with slate blue as an accent. The humble dots evolve into multi-thread stripes meticulously graphed florals. Practical and timeless, the Silhouettes are relaxed with soft tailoring and volumes. long A-line jackets, multi-thread sarees, hybrid kameez’s, shirts and dresses, complete the story.

Designer Amita Gupta Sustainable stands to celebrate handloom weaving and fashion as a fusion of diverse woven textiles translating into divine garments.

As we see everything from our planet deteriorating to ashes, the collection ‘Prith-WE’ celebrates everything that we’ve grown up with to become the individuals and the global community that we are today. Using the alluring techniques of Jamdani and Batik, the collection is made up of a variety of handwoven khadi fabrics translated into fun, easy to wear silhouettes.

The Spring Summer’ 20 collection titled ‘Pine Breeze’ by Diksha Khanna takes us back to our childhood memories – days spent in Almora, a quaint picturesque town nestled in the lap of Himalayas, Uttarakhand.

Look out for the Ivory Linen Fringe Sari and Denim Jersey Kurta with sheer Joggers set. Organic Hand Woven Khadi Denim, Scrap Hand Distress Denim, Breezy silk Chanderi, Eri Ahimsa Silk and Hand-Woven Linen together lend an interesting mix of rich Indian Handloom Textile for SS20 Collection.

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