Last season’s initiative in India of Lenzing’s collaboration with #IMGReliance continued as Lenzing’s Tencel™ brand presented once again Rajesh Pratap Singh’s collection to end Sustainable Fashion Day Two at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018.


Austrian company Lenzing’s Tencel™ branded lyocell fiber is derived from sustainable wood sources and harvested from 100 per cent traceable certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy. Tencel™ branded lyocell fibre is produced in a closed loop solvent-spinning production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact. This economically viable manufacturing process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99 per cent. This process received the European Award for the Environment from the European Commission in the category “The Technology Award for Sustainable Development”.


Soft to the touch, and offering long-lasting comfort, fabrics made of Tencel™ branded lyocell fibers produce a smooth drape, creating a flattering appearance. Fabrics made of Tencel™ branded lyocell fibers can also be engineered to provide warm and dry sensations on the skin and keep skin feeling cool and dry throughout the day and night.


Rajesh Pratap Singh – Welcome to the Jungle


Collaborating for the second season with Tencel™ Rajesh Pratap Singh debuted his Indian, ethnic, style collection “Welcome to the Jungle”. The garments combined the ecological Tencel™ with Indian crafts such as Chanderi, Banarasi, Jamdaani, hand block prints and more. The garments revealed a contemporary twist to the Indian interpretation for Tencel™ weaves. The result was a rare sustainable fashion collection that presented innovations on a global level with green fiber and artisanal textiles.

The setting for the show was just perfect as the venue was transformed into a jungle with a backdrop of wild foliage and animals. The ramp was divided with a partition of jungle visuals and ensured that the audience was ‘welcomed to the jungle’ to the opening strains of music by Hari and Sukhmani who perfectly complemented the collection with their modern folk style of music.  With creative animation visuals playing on the central spine and backdrop, the show was a veritable feast for the senses. Opening the display was Bollywood’s hottest star, Rajkumar Rao in a stately, off-white, trendy modern take on the sherwani, kurta and churidar.

Inspired by William Morris’s design interpretations, nature and animal motifs were cleverly woven into the fabric story, while blends of silk, cotton and wool gave Tencel™ an innovative approach. Rajesh opened the show with a softly hued off-white pure Tencel™ look and then built the momentum gradually with colors to finally end in a crescendo of festive hues.

The appearance of animal prints for long coats signaled the start of the gold and white handloom segment of dhoti pants, one-shoulder jumpsuits and the gorgeous saris with bird motifs. The paneled maxi teamed with a sheer bolero and the sherwani style coat with full flared skirt were Red Carpet visions. The two final red and gold creations - a maxi hoody and the luxurious lehenga, waistcoat and kurta were stunning.

Men’s wear was interspersed in all the segments and featured large lapel jackets, kurtas, angarkhas, dhoti pants, animal prints for the suits and sherwanis were edgy and clearly bore the trade mark Rajesh Pratap Singh stamp.


The perfect accessories were the hand crafted semi-precious buttons and the innovative Maang Tikkas.  Trainers with hand painted monkeys, snakes and tigers completed the look.

When it is fashion with a sustainable message then Rajesh Pratap Singh’s “Welcome to the Jungle” line in Tencel™ had the right environmental messages as well as oodles of style.
The statement looks created by Lakmé official makeup expert Daniel Bauer stood out on the runway. Apart from the smear of the white on the face well defined brows were prominent.