Using floral prints and a versatile colour palette, ace designer Varun Bahl showcased his ‘Vintage Garden’ collection which reinvents customary silhouettes for contemporary Indian woman on the penultimate day of the FDCI India Couture Week 2016 on Saturday.
The designer presented a fantasy bouquet with his collection which was a symphony of sophisticated colours, textures and patterns. Dainty vintage inspirations mixed with a baroque influence were showcased so that the ensembles were fashion-forward yet feminine.
“The Indian woman today is a non-conformist when it comes to her sartorial choices. Our collection is all about giving her the option to let her global sensibilities shine through with her traditional wear,” Bahl said.
With blouses, long skirts, floor length anarkalis embellished with beads and heavy embroidery, tight buns with crystal hair accessories, the models looked elegant walking on a ramp full of roses and white lilies.
The male models flaunted white achkans, Nehru jackets, kurtas and churidars with flowers embroidered all over.
The fabrics used were silk, georgette and chiffon.
“I have introduced new length for tops paired with skirts,” Bahl said.
The colour palette ranged from soft pastels like pistachio, duck-egg blue and pale pink to stronger tones like mustard, fuchsia and black.
To support the designer, the front row was graced by celebrities like Pernia Qureshi, Randeep Hooda, and J.J.Valaya.
About his take on the floral collection, Randeep said: “I loved his collection. It is for the modern groom who wants to try something interesting. It was good fun and I would certainly try wearing those floral prints.”
With instrumental music in the background, pink roses, white carnations garden created with a chandelier, the creations and the marriage of Pastel colours transported the audience to a well kept garden.
Other designers from the Indian fashion fraternity like Gaurav Gupta, Manav Gangwani and Rohit Bal will be showcasing their latest collection at the five-day fashion gala, which concludes on Sunday.