Couturier Varun Bahl is known for his global and discerning approach towards traditional Indian wear since the inception of his label in 2001. The designer renewed his commitment to reinventing heritage silhouettes for the contemporary Indian woman with his Indian Couture Week 2016 collection.
He created a full fledged garden at the hall of the Taj Palace Hotel and named it ‘Vintage Garden’. Grand in every way with a symphony roses in the grand arch and florals all over the runway twinkling away with fairy lights, the night was magical.
The collection is a symphony of colours, textures and patterns focusing on craftsmanship. The range mixes dainty vintage inspirations with opulent baroque influences to a fashion-forward, feminine and luxurious lineup. Floral and tropical motifs were the highlights of the collection. The colour palettle had soft pastels like ivory, pistachio, duck-egg blue, and pale pink, as well as strong tones of burgundy and midnight blue.
The brand’s signature emboridery and silk threadwork have been rendered on relaxed silhouettes in a bid to stay true to the millenninal fashion connoisseur who is on the lookout for Indian wear staples that don’t compromise her sensibility and outlook.
Sheer, Net blouses, sarees in pastels, bejewelled headbands and the asymmetrical Men’s kurtas certainly was the highlight for Varun’s show.
All in all it was an absolute stunner with an epic line-up, thrilling music, a mind-blowing collection, and of course Indian-wear inspiration for days on days.
Photos courtesy of Vogue India