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Samant Chauhan explores dark florals at LMIFW

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Samant Chauhan presented his spring/ summer 2020 collection on day one of Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week on October 9. The collection explored tailoring and floral embroidery. 

Samant Chauhan’s latest collection at LMIFW in New Delhi on Wednesday - Fashion Design Council of India- Facebook

Chauhan’s womenswear collection’s tailoring hinted at Japanese inspirations with deconstructed elements and sculptural black shapes. The colour palette of white, black, and florals cast a striking silhouette on the runway and Victorian-esque high-neck cuts mixed with more romantic, loose fitted garments. 

Notable pieces included a voluminous black shirt paired with slim fit, floral embroidered black trousers, a floor length eventing coat, and a kimono-esque white wrap dress. Models sported sculptural black fascinators which added a vintage touch and makeup was kept simple and glamorous with hair slicked back into a bun. 

Samant Chauhan launched his eponymous brand in 2004 and has since become known for exploring and promoting Bhagalpur weaving techniques. The brand retails from its dedicated e-commerce store and also has a store in New Delhi and in Mumbai. 

Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week is a twice yearly fashion week organised by the Fashion Design Council of India. The event began on October 9 and will run until October 13 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium at India Gate in New Delhi. This season, the fashion week’s theme is “My Fashion My Tribe”.