Renowned designer Varun Bahl has showcased his latest couture collection called India Moderne on day 3 of Shree Raj Mahal Jewelers India Couture Week 2014 in association with Logix Group at hotel Taj palace New Delhi. Varun’s collection dedicated to modern Indian women.
The show witnessed some of Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers finest bridal creations. From luxurious necklaces in antique gold and polki jewellery and some stunning earrings in tanzanite, blue stone, exotic rubies, and diamonds in ovals, round cuts and fancy cuts.
Bahl this couture collection represents his 10 years of experiences and experiments, he had showcased his first ramp collection in 2004. Speaking with media after the show Varun said, “Today’s woman wants to wear India’s crafts and is keen to celebrate her traditions, but does not want to be defined by them and them alone”.
Varun’s couture collection is redefined modern version of Indian wear staples. The collection comprised of modified versions of anarkalis, lehengas, sarees and saree-pants etc.Bahl has redefined the famous Anarkali and played with its construction cut it in western fabrics like bubble-crepe and damask. He also experimented with its form, discarding the de rigueur panels of kalis and got the same fit and flounce with circular-cut patterns.
Explaining the modern avatars of Indian cuts in his collection, Varun said, “They are as influenced by the West as designers there are by us. I call this a global approach to fashion, where we all borrow freely from a great worldwide vocabulary of design.”
Bahl has used Western fabrics like bubble-crepe and damask were cut in and elements from his favorites shows were used such as rose motif, dainty appliques in velvet, intricate hand-embroideries in strips of chiffon and gota coupled with layered designs interplayed between the volume and the structure. He has used colours like duck-egg blue, navy, black, ivory, silver and gold, mustard, fuchsia and pale pink.
Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt was spotted at the venue, greeting Sunil Sethi, president, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), and Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers CEO, Praveen Goel. Bhatt had his own commitments and left soon.,
By : S.Sarvesh