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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 known for his innovative design aesthetic, takes inspiration from the Art Nouveau period to create a series of vintage floral stories for his India Couture Week 2017 collection titled ‘Dream Nouveau’ at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.In attendance were the Crème de la Crème of fashion such as Rohit Bal,JJ Valaya,Manish Malhotra,Pernia Qureshi and Kalyani Chawla along with industry giants such as Ajay Bijli of PVR Cinemas.
Inspired by Chezh Art Nouveau painter and artist Alphonse Mucha’s masterpieces—like the Le Pater (1889), The Seasons (1896), and The Flowers (1898)—the collection showcased traits of the artists’ traditional bohemian influence and neo classical motifs. The range plays with curvi linear patterns, asymmetrical lines, and floral and plant motifs.
The colour palette saw an eclectic mix of ivory, pale pink, peach, burnt orange, pistachio, red, and old rose.
The runway showcased an assortment of lehengas, jacket anarkalis, saris, and a mix of tailored couture pieces to choose from. The magnificence of Art Nouveau motifs on fabric like silk, tulle, and georgette created a visual feast.
Jewellery Courtesy of Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers
Quote from Varun Bahl on the collection:
Through this collection we, have tried to recreate a magical sequence of designs tonight. With Art Nouveau being the inspiration, we have tried to enhance the artistic elements with ornamentation and silhouettes with classic cuts. Each and every design was catered to carefully and was created by blending poetry and fantasy to transport the audience to a dreamy atmosphere.