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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Anamika Khanna, Wendell Rodricks, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Manish Arora conclude LMIFW 2020 on a high note, with Kangana Ranaut closing the show

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja was present in the audience supporting ace designer Anamika Khanna, and Kangana Ranaut closed the show.The designers said the future of fashion can be secure only if the industry started creating clothes for people of all shapes, age, gender, height, colour and ethnicity.

fashion-and-trends Updated: Oct 13, 2019 14:16 IST
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Anamika Khanna, Wendell Rodricks, Kangana Ranaut, Sunil Sethi, Nitin Passi, Manoviraj Khosla and Rajesh Pratap Singh.
Anamika Khanna, Wendell Rodricks, Kangana Ranaut, Sunil Sethi, Nitin Passi, Manoviraj Khosla and Rajesh Pratap Singh.(Unsplash)
         

With an aim to phase out beauty and gender stereotypes, FDCI presents Lotus Make up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) closed on Saturday.

The fashion gala had ‘My fashion my tribe’ as its theme and ace designers Anamika Khanna, Wendell Rodricks, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Manish Arora showcased their collections on the finale with inclusivity at the centre of it.

The designers said the future of fashion can be secure only if the industry started creating clothes for people of all shapes, age, gender, height, colour and ethnicity.

A special ramp with digital screen was created for the night, which started with lots of cheers for Anamika, the only female designer presenting at the finale.

A model presents a creation by designer Anamika Khanna during the Grand Finale of Lotus Make-up IndiaFashion Week .
A model presents a creation by designer Anamika Khanna during the Grand Finale of Lotus Make-up IndiaFashion Week .

The couturier, who had Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja present in the audience to support her, brought back her ubiquitous capes and dhoti drapes to the ramp in the shades of red, white, black and fuchsia with a touch of green and yellow here and there.

The contemporary clothing was adorned by heavy embroidery, patchwork, feathers and digital prints.

Anamika thanked FDCI chairman Sunil Sethi for inviting her to showcase at LMIFW and be a part of an endeavour she has “always believed in”.

Singh, who is a regular on Delhi runway and has always believed in the idea of fashion with/for a cause, showcased his classic heady monochromes.

Collection by Rajesh Pratap Singh showcased at FDCI LMIFW SS’20.
Collection by Rajesh Pratap Singh showcased at FDCI LMIFW SS’20.

Easy-to-wear silhouettes like jackets, blazers, dresses, pants, shorts and skirts in white, with a hint of neon colours, made it to the designer’s presentation.

Collection by Manish Arora showcased at FDCI LMIFW SS’20.
Collection by Manish Arora showcased at FDCI LMIFW SS’20.

Arora, one of the biggest Indian names in the global fashion scene and a rare sighting on the home ramp, brought his kitschy yet international expression to the runway.

His creations were dominated by the label’s signature neon colours, shimmer and sequence.

Collection by Wendell Rodricks showcased at FDCI LMIFW SS’20.
Collection by Wendell Rodricks showcased at FDCI LMIFW SS’20.

Rodricks’ presentation was an ode to island tribes as models, including plus-sized models, walked to Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” song “Wakanda”, donning his free-falling silhouettes.

The elaborate head gears, tribal painting on face and colours like white and beige made the models look like sea gods and goddesses.

At the end of the show, the designers reiterated that differences don’t matter “when you are members of the same tribe”.

“We are thrilled to have four legendary designers, who had chalked the map for Indian aesthetics globally gave the grand finale a classic finish.

“They were the leading lights whose attention to detail was unquestionable as their presentations showed how design may look diverse, but the grid remains congruous,” said Sethi.

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut closed the show wearing a black-and-white ensemble.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed. )

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