Last night in London, Saloni Lodha raised a glass to color as she threw a party to celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors and love, where rainbow paint is thrown in abundance. It is an obvious fit for the international designer, who has made her name by crafting easy daywear in wonderfully loud and vibrant prints, never more so than for Spring ’15—a multicolored rave of exotic patterned skirts, dream coats, and jumpsuits inspired by the Silk Road and the city of Samarkand. For one night only, a Victorian town house on Dean Street was transformed into a hustling Samarkand street party, serving up crystal-infused cocktails and Southern Indian vegetarian cuisine. There was also an opportunity to take some time out with a sound-therapy experience that employed Tibetan bowls and rain sticks, perhaps well needed by many in the wake of fashion month.
Revelers included Princess Beatrice, Charlotte Dellal, Elisa Sednaoui, and Isa Arfen designer Serafina Sama, many getting into the spirit by donning a bindi drop on their foreheads. Paper origami flowers and Technicolor roses decorated the house, festooned in corners and dropping down walls in hanging garlands. “I completely love flowers, but I can’t pick a favorite,” said Lodha. “It would be like asking if I had a favorite color—impossible.”
—Mhairi Graham, Style.com