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It was described as the first phygital fashion week, and the FDCI's Lotus Makeup IFW turned out to be a riot of colours, reports Meher Castelino

The first phygital fashion week was organised by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) for the Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021. Forty-three designers unveiled their collections that revealed a grand expo of fabrics, colours and detailing for the Indian and western collections. Keeping sustainability in mind, the designers were inspired by the various textures and textiles that were either recycled or had zero-waste concepts, which were specially created for the collections. The colours were a rainbow of hues depending on the looks and the theme, but prints appeared in all shapes, sizes and inspirations from the world of flora and fauna.

It was a very fragile collection that was inspired by the journey of migrant workers; so the fabric choice was delicate lace, tulle, chiffon and crêpe with a hint of brocade and tonal embroidery that featured appliqués and patchwork in white thread, cutwork or silver foil. The colours were restricted to white and pastels like beige, off-white, nude and the palest of pink.

The collection was called 'Ode' and it was an homage to colours of the next season. The base fabric was silk with the intense white embroidery, as well as silver and metal work that was splashed all over the line of long evening gowns in bold silhouettes. Shades of red, black, white, blue, yellow, jade, purple and nude offered a wide colour card to choose from.

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