The Lotus India Fashion Week presented by FASHION DESIGN COUNCIL OF INDIA in association with fluid fashion fabric at JLN stadium, Delhi from 13-17th March 2019. They are back with a bang for the Autumn Winter 2019 Fashion edition which has successfully completed two days with the talented designers of the industry.
Last week Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week by The Fashion Design Council of India dropped its curtain with a great grand Finale with a holistic tribute in the form of a ‘Rainbow’ show to mark the historic article 377 judgement by the Supreme Court of India repealing this draconian law.
Around 40 designers from across the country interpreted what they believed that would best represent this verdict which pays homage to tangible equality and decriminalises a certain section of humanity.
The list of designers include Abhishek Gupta , Abraham & Thakore, Alpana Neeraj, AM:PM, Amit Aggarwal, Anavila, Arjun Khanna, Arjun Saluja, Ashish N Soni, Atsu, Dev r Nil, Dhruv Kapoor, 11:11 / Eleven Eleven, Gaurav Gupta, Huemn, Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Kommal Sood, Lovebirds, Manish Malhotra, Manoviraj Khosla, Mynah’s Reynu Taandon, Namrata Joshipura, Nandita Basu, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Pankaj & Nidhi, Payal Jain, Poonam Bhagat, Rabani & Rakha, Raghavendra Rathore, Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rimzim Dadu, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Samant Chauhan, Shivan & Narresh, Siddartha Tytler, Suneet Verma, Varun Bahl, Vineet Bahl, Vivek Karunakaran and Wendell Rodricks.
The Spring Summer 2019 collection saw a range of bright hues and also pastel colour palette. Florals and handcrafted embroideries on fabrics like chanderi and chiffon.
Headgears will be a major trend for the next season as a lot of designers focused on headgears and turbans. Also, the runway saw the Bollywood actors like Yami Gautam, Sushmita Sen, Prachi Desai, Athiya Shetty, Tabu and many more. Also, Huma Qureshi who walked for the finale where many transgender models were seen in all shape and sizes.
The Fashion Design Council Of India is all set with it’s Spring summer’19 Fashion week to be commenced from October 10 to 13th at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium.
What’s new this year:
1. The FDCI has a new title sponsor this year. Bidding goodbye to “Amazon” as a title sponsor to the India Fashion Week.
2. Lotus Make-up is the new title sponsor for this season. So, now the event has been rechristened as the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019, LMIFW SS’19.
Mr Nitin Passi, Director of Lotus Herbals Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are delighted to be the presenting partner of Lotus Make -Up India Fashion Week organised by FDCI, the destination of top designers who take style beyond perceived boundaries. We are looking forward to a great association ahead with a perfect blend of Fashion & Make-up setting the stage for future consumer trends in the industry.”
President FDCI, Sunil Sethi said, “Lotus is a leading brand in make-up and skincare and what makes this partnership exceedingly synonymous is that it is a homegrown brand with indigenous offerings, which are rooted in India just like our constant endeavours to celebrate the innate
Indian-ness in our design sphere. We are delighted with the collaboration as it will open the floodgates to meaningful synergies.
“Nexa will once again be on board as our associate sponsor laying the foundation of a firm ground for a fashion week of this magnitude to take place,” he added.
3. FDCI to strengthen its partnership with the Embassy of Japan. It has announced to showcase Japanese designer, Atsushi Nakashima collection.
Interestingly, he worked as an assistant designer with Jean Paul Gaultier and in 2011 came back to his country of origin, Japan to launch his own brand, Atsushi Nakashima. He has also showcased at Milan Fashion Week in the past.
H.E. Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India said,“FDCI and
the Embassy of Japan has been enjoying a great partnership with each other, and
I have been discussing with Mr Sunil Sethi, President of FDCI, how to promote and
expand exchanges between the fashion industries of India and Japan. Moving
forward in this direction, it is our great pleasure to introduce Mr Atsushi Nakashima,
a promising Japanese fashion designer, to the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week in
association with NEXA Spring Summer 2019.”
“There is no doubt that the Japanese are trendsetters not just in the world of technology but also design. And they truly understand the nuances of style as they have given the world the idea of celebrating imperfection and of course Kinstugi, the art of not discarding what’s broken but paying homage to it. So this association will be fruitful both academically and aesthetically as the land of the rising sun is where a new ideology is born. A special thanks to the Ambassador of Japan and his team for making this possible.” said FDCI President, Sunil Sethi.
India Couture Week 2018 Dates Announced
India Couture Week bells are tolling as Fashion Design Council of India(FDCI) has announced the dates for the most awaited wedding fashion week ‘Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance present India Couture Week 2018′to be held from July 25-29, 2018 at the Taj Palace Hotel in the capital. The event is powered by RK Jewellers, South Extension.
As Paris Couture Week dropped the curtains for the year in June, the Indian Couture Week is all set to unveil the wedding collection by the top couturiers of the country. Indian Heritage and crafts opulence with their most celebrated wedding aura will be full of traditional and modern fusion of trends, hues and unabashed shine.
This lavish five-day affair will showcase top 10 couturiers – Anju Modi, Pallavi Jaikishan, Rahul Mishra, Reynu Taandon, Rohit Bal, Shyamal & Bhumika, Suneet Varma, Tarun Tahiliani, and debutants Amit Aggarwal and Falguni & Shane.
Speaking on the association, Rajeev Beotra, CEO Hindustantimes said, “Hindustan times is happy to be presenting the FDCI India Couture Week with Sunil Sethi Design Alliance. There is great resonance with our readers as far as fashion and lifestyle space is concerned, and such marquee events are a great platform to showcase Indian design talent before the world.”
Sunil Sethi, President FDCI commented, “This is going to be the 11th Edition of India Couture Week and it is undoubtedly the best fashion event in the country. Our tie-up with the main presenting partner will take this fashion extravaganza to the next level of importance and unprecedented showcasing of the event.”
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Fashion week is not just about Runways but are also about style statements of Influencers, fashionistas and Celeb glam! We spotted some amazing street style accessories, antique nose rings and DIY earrings.
Nose rings were my main focus this Amazon India Autumn Winter Fashion Week 2018.
Runaway to Reality – Aru Sondhi was spotted wearing this cute little nose ring on Day 1 at #AIFWAW18
Aisha Syed spotted wearing Nath with a bold look on Day 2.
Apulo Kinimii with pink hair and fantastic style sense
Anusha, Thatstreetchic slaying the nose pin and her accessories!
Apart from the nose ring this is what Catch Now spotted.
And all of it the best picture of the lot goes here! Kartik Aaryan along with the designer Pawan Sachdeva and FDCI president Mr. Sunil Sethi
The Runway Report you need to know about Amazon India Fashion Week 2018.
A mélange of colours and vibrant fashion trends were seen at the ramp of Amazon India Fashion Week AW’18. Catch Now did live coverage on the instagram @catchnowdaily. Here, is a brief runway show report as we have listed few designers who totally ruled the fashion swag for AW’18.
Day1 was more about Glamour!
Designers Shyamal and Bhumika showcased their collection “the Parisian Symphony”. The collection had deep hues palette, along with feminine silhouette saris, skirts and gowns. The designers focused on Velvet and silk fabrics along with flowy organza! Diana Penty walked for them in a beautiful green lehenga skirt and Red velevet blouse.
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Nexa Presents Ashish n Soni, Gauri and Nainika
The very first time both designer duo showcased together. Gauri and Nainika presented Women’s wear and Ashish presented men’s wear. The collection had a monochrome palette consisting extreme whites and blacks. All pantsuits had a reflection of class and sophistication whereas GN collection complimented it by going all bold femininity and strong women attires. The full skirts with minimalistic aesthetic approach made the collection stood out! Actress Vaani Kapoor walked the ramp for them in a beautiful white dress for the duo!
Madhu Jain and the cultural riot
The traditional collections turned all heads around at the ramp. Embroidered and printed kurtas, sarees and other ethnic outfits were seen along with celebrated Indian Textiles. Her colour palette included navy blues and reds.
Liva – the natural fluid fashion – an ode to creators “Anju modi, Eshaa Amin, Gaurav Jai Gupta, Nida Mahmood, Shruti Sancheti, Wendel Rodricks”
Liva presents Anju Modi
The designer didn’t go out of her signature style and the sustainable fashion. She worked with nature-based fabric by Liva that gave a fluid and flowy drapes and silhouettes. The Mystical forest collection by Anju Modi had tropical prints and art of chintz in ruby red, honey mustard and teal blue colours. Being sustainable fashion designer she used wooden chopsticks as hair accessories for the show!
Liva Presents Nida Mahmood
The show started with an amazing Bollywood number “Tamma Tamma again” and the audience got a heads up when they saw models in bunny facemasks. The collection comprised floral tunics and kurtas, which didn’t look like an autumn winter collection but more of a spring summer.
Aneeth Arora has always something out of the box for her audience. This time it was the best show out of the four days. Everything was pink including the ramp, the curtains, the stairs, media pit, the seats and it the happy pink vibe. Generally, the autumn winter palette is about monochromes and indigo. But, she decided to brighten up the gloomy winters by adding vibrant hot pink oversized wool coats, hand embroidered floral sweaters and dresses. Not just the collection but also the collaboration with papabubble was unique in itself. The 100% handmade sugar candies were the main attraction as the press kit was full of yummy handmade papabubbles.