FDCI x LFW, 05-10 OCTOBER 2021

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Satya Paul by Rajesh Pratap Singh

The showcase at FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week of the The Master’s Words and ‘The Search’ was a mix of fashion and film. Though diverse in mediums, they were thread together by the energy of a journey, and the rewards of seeking and finding. The show began with the film Search -directed and creatively put together by Rahul Bose. The runway transformed into a theatre where the models got into a bubble of a retro living room  – while some were reading, some were dancing whilst some  transported into a trance-like world.

Rajesh Pratap Singh, Creative Director of the Satya Paul label kept the ethos of the Satya Paul style with athleisure, some dance tracks, along with trippy memories and contradicted it by the 70’s and 80’s looks of the collection. Rajesh was also inspired by Satya Paul’s love for calligraphy, which appeared on Mr Paul’s walls along with quotes from luminaries like Rumi and Osho, which were very relevant. There were simple words like love and they appeared in modern typography to encompass these zippy memories. Suspenders made a nostalgic appearance, many of which, were from the late designer’s personal collection.  Bringing in some of the practical styles for dresses, trousers and shirts, which were made from carbon zero TENCEL™️ a sustainable yarn that is entirely biodegradable and its only residue is water that regenerates the earth; the look was relaxed but contemporary.

There was a riot of colours and abstract patterns for the men and women’s garments but with a marked 70’s and 80’s vibe. For women, Rajesh dreamt up summer sheaths, minis, jackets with bralettes and pants, dresses, draped skirts, tunics; shirt waisted dresses, hoodies and joggers. Kaftans, knee length coats, a trench version, pinafores, togas, halters, jumpsuits and biker’s jackets added more options. The brand’s core – the sari also added to the traditional flavour of the collection. Setting a firm trend were the leggings and tights in multi colours that appeared constantly for all women’s wear.

Men’s suits, Tees, shirts and trousers vied for the colour card with the women’s wear collection; giving the male dresser bright, sartorial options for the coming season.

The very dapper Rahul Bose, was also a part of the live showcase while the lovely Tripti Dimri who ended the show looked stunning in a black lace bodysuit, pants and a tuxedo jacket with satin lapels.

“The Master’s Words” by Rajesh Pratap Singh for the Satya Paul brand using the Carbon Zero TENCEL™️ was the perfect end to Sustainable Fashion Day at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week.

Giving a glimpse of the collection Rajesh Pratap Singh said, “This collection is a burst of optimism at a time of global volatility. ‘The Master's Words’ threads together the past and present in 2021, where we take this journey to the next level by prioritizing sustainable design, as we work with cleaner fabrics that are gentle on the earth. Several of the dresses, trousers, and shirts in this collection are made with Carbon Zero Tencel, a sustainable fiber produced by Lenzing. Entirely biodegradable, it’s only residue is water that regenerates the earth. “