India Couture Week 2019 kicked off with Amit Aggarwal’s collection christened ‘LUMEN’. The designer has long endeavored to bring in a new age of Indian bridal couture by combining recycled fabric with the country’s rich textile heritage. It’s for the millennial bride and guests alike wedding who are committed to environmental sustainability.
The installations for the set of the show had been designed by Ankon Mitra and his work represents the play of sunlight and ocean waves, thus providing the perfect setting for the collection.
Lumen drew its inspiration from organic structures of the human body that exchange an invisible energy through an overlay of framework, fluidity and form. This could be seen in the blouses that have an appliqué on the shoulders, giving it a majestic edge. The aim was to bio-mimic the details of the human and plant anatomy. This has been explored by a range of hand done three-dimensional embroideries in various organic angular forms and motifs to give our textiles a unique visual and tactile quality. We loved the pre-draped saris in red, silver and beige for the bride who wants to dance through the celebrations. This year, marks another successful collaboration with Taani by Tanira Sethi to create one-of-a kind traditional textiles. The textile motifs represent natural life forms, converted into architectural formation. Neon is a huge trend and used a dash of pink and green in the lehengas.
The women saw a jewel colour palette of emerald, petrol, purple and plum moves into neutrals of gold, blush, silver and ivory with an eclectic mix of neon tones. The menswear collection brought forth sharp tailoring in classic styles in a wonder shiny disco fabric in blue and pink. Lastly, we cannot dish on how much we loved the embroidered jackets in black, white and green – kitsch, traditional, and right on style!
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