AIFW: Samant Chauhan makes white-hued 'Rajputana' statement
Weaving a story around Nepal's tradition of worshiping female energy and tranquility, designer Samant Chauhan brought his collection ‘Rajputana Kumari’ on the runway of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week with a subtle use of white hues.
New Delhi: Weaving a story around Nepal's tradition of worshiping female energy and tranquility, designer Samant Chauhan brought his collection ‘Rajputana Kumari’ on the runway of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week with a subtle use of white hues.
Shades of white are often termed as restrictive when it comes to experimenting in the world of fashion designing, but Chauhan presented the whole story of womanhood by playing with the colour with just a hint of red.
“Nepal is the inspiration behind my collection,” Chauhan told reporters post his show on Thursday.
The show introduced Chauhan's muse with a video clip, which captured the life of Nepal within its by-lanes, mountains and temples.
The designer showcased his range at the second day of the five-day fashion gala, which is being held at Pragati Maidan here. The collection represents purity and divine energy embodying 16 forms of ‘Kumari’ including Sandhya, Sarasvati, Tridhamurti and Kalika among others.
Staying true to the theme of the autumn-winter edition of the bi-annual event, the ramp was given a natural touch with twigs and plants, which exuded an autumn feel. Instrumental and bird chirping music added a magical touch to the ambience.
With Nepal was Chauhan's inspiration, the show was started with chants of ‘Namaste’ which introduced a girl child in a Nepali outfit on the runway with a female and male model, and continue to spin magic through his ensemble with heavy golden and embroidery work and using silk to tell the tale of Nepal.
Each outfit from the collection was an example of creativity blended with innovation. Chauhan's favourite silk, cotton fabric, velvets, satin fabric helped make the range opulent with heavy golden embroidery, and shiny 'zari' work.
A deep colour range with hint on whites added a touch of purity along with use of metal tones and luminous marble white.