Internationally, the Loewe Spring-Summer 22 (SS 22) collection was inspired by Renaissance painter Pontormo with a significant homage to the design house's craft heritage — from the draped tops which were presented with hard resin fronts to classic black dresses accented with sculptural metal pieces and trousers that came styled with knee holes.

Designer Payal Singhal in her Spring-Summer ’22 collection titled ‘Folklore’ trains her focus on the otomi embroidery from Mexico mingled with kantha of Bengal, kashidakari of Kashmir and phulkari of Punjab, resulting in a poetic cross-medley of ideas and influences. “Our prints are steeped in folk history too — the two key prints include one inspired by Gond art, but with a geometric bent, and another is a unique take on a pictorial depiction of a folktale, set in the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, similar to how stories were embroidered on quilts and fabrics in the past,” says Singhal.