The first-ever digital edition of the Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) Spring/Summer21 opened with a collection by veteran designer Rajesh Pratap Singh.
The collection titled "Fall. ing. 2020" was an honest representation of the impact of coronavirus on our reality and fashion sensibility. It portrayed models surrounded by oxygen cylinders in a desolate setting, the clothes in muted tones of grey, green and mustard depict a world taken by surprise and sadness.
The designer also reflected on mental health and people bereaving the loss of loved ones, reflected in metallic tones. He represented hope through colorful ensembles featuring hand block prints, surface techniques, handloom over glass cotton and silk satins in shades of lavender, pinks and red. The oxygen cylinders were painted with colorful pictures representing the artisans and craftsman, the unseen faces behind 'Make in India' and the back bone of the fashion industry.
The designer ended his video with a tribute to the karigars (artisans) and also pledged to contribute part of the sale proceeds to a CSR Foundation for supporting Indian craftsmen displaced due to the pandemic.