What a fast year it has been! September has already arrived! There starts the festive season! It’s that time of the year when you start looking for that next gorgeous ethnic piece that you want to make a part of your wardrobe. If you are like me, you can never have too many ethnic outfits! As always, my undying search for Indian outfits led me to yet another beautiful brand – The Lotus Collective.
The Delhi-based Lotus Collective is a line that creates handcrafted pieces of Indian wear. Each creation comes as a complete set and bears its own unique signature. They are a name that takes the philosophy of handcrafted fashion a bit too seriously. From sourcing to production, the entire process is a result of the consolidated efforts of individuals, who are every bit involved in the final creation of an outfit. Their artisans leave an indelible mark of their own in every set. Through their fabrics, designs and myriad embroidery patterns, each set of The Lotus Collective exudes deep-rooted feminine characteristics of Traditional Indian Fashion.
I truly fell in love with some of the sets from their recent collection. Bright colours, fine detailing and distinctive traditional designs; each set knocks the ball right out of the park of festive dressing!
The Mustard Chanderi set is a gregarious one out of the lot. A bright monochrome hue on a trio of a well-fitted kurta, wide-legged pants and a playful dupatta, replete with purple hand block printing, is enough to turn a gloomy day into a cheerful one. For a minimalistic yet glamourous tone, their pure cotton Gota detailed set in light pink can be quite the dazzler. The rather unconventional chequered Gota dupatta takes away the prize for making the set a stunning beauty.
The pale green embroidered Chanderi set can be a sight for sore eyes. A subtle play of pastel hues, made evident by a touch of pink in lined thread work detailing, this set is delightfully sophisticated. The dusty rose cotton mulmul set is simplicity epitomised. An intricate mélange of ash grey hand block printed wide-legged pants, kurta and yet another eye-catching dupatta with gold khari thrown in with hand block prints; this set is equal parts sombre and graceful.
Every creation of The Lotus Collective is special. Every creation is a story beautifully narrated by their artisans. Handcrafted gets a new definition here. Revisit festive dressing with The Lotus Collective’s latest collection.