The biggest trends from the FDCI Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week AW 19

From feathers to frills and monochrome

Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo Published :  22nd March 2019 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  22nd March 2019 12:00 AM

While designers like Manoviraj Khosla went off the beaten path with florals for men, others like Dolly J and Kommal and Ratul Sood pulled out all the stops for clothes that spelt glamour and drama, at the Fashion Design Council’s Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week, held in New Delhi from March 13 to 17. We take a look at some of the hottest trends for the next season:

Smooth velvet 
Kommal and Ratul Sood’s collection, following a gothic theme, was heavy on velvet. Hues such as brown, green, aubergine and teal were seen on jackets, trousers and suits, giving them a luxe, festive-ready look.

Black and white
Nitin Bal Chauhan and Kommal and Ratul Sood paid special attention to monochromatic colour schemes. While the former turned heads with black sketch prints against white backgrounds, the latter created a striking look with a co-ordinated ensemble of jacket, trousers and shirt in the same print.

Frill and froth 
Pleated frills and ruffles were a prominent feature of Dolly J’s collection. Red carpet-ready gowns with asymmetrical hems were paired with intricate ruffled detailing on the body and skirt in a cascading effect. 

Feather weight
Feathers, used as luxe embellishments in Pallavi Mohan’s sheer and metallic gowns, continues to be huge for winter. Boasting a jewel-toned colour scheme, the collection is inspired by Simply Studio 54, a glamorous Manhattan nightclub and discotheque popular in the ’70s.

Inside the box 
Amrich by Amit and Richard went with large box checks on handloomed and handwoven fabrics to create an impression on the runway. A co-ordinated jacket and trouser ensemble of black and white box checks was the defining look.

Bohemian chic 
The Bohemian aesthetic is perfect for summer but Vineet Bahl made it work for Autumn/Winter with his collection of vintage floral-printed dresses, baggy trousers and tunics. There was also a focus on embroidered detailing and voluminous sleeves.

Florals for men 
Manoviraj Khosla and Charu Parashar threw out the rulebooks and went with fall florals for men. In Manoviraj’s collection, floral embroidery and prints found their way onto leather and waterfall jackets. Charu, on the other hand, stuck to dark floral prints on athleisure jackets and track pants.