As the Lakme Fashion week wound up from Mumbai, the PCJ Couture Week began on 8th of August in New Delhi. The best of embroidery, weaves, and opulence in custom clothing is on display at the Taj Palace Hotel. The first day, designers Varun Bahl and JJ Valaya showed their collections. In the following four Anju Modi, Ashima-Leena, Shantanu & Nikhil and Manav Gangwani will follow. After being absent for three years, Manish Arora will be showing this year as well. The show will close on 12th of August with Sabyasachi’s collection.

Models display creations by Varun Bahl (AP)

Later in the show, we’ll be joined by Paul Merchant. Paul is a professional makeup artist based in London. Some of his most recent work includes the London Fashion Week and Britain’s Next Top Model. We caught up with him to get some expert advice on makeup looks this season.

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