It is not surprising when a designer’s couture collection is inspired by the beautiful state of Rajasthan. After all, it is about art, beauty and grandeur. Reynu Tandon’s latest couture collection is also inspired by the state, which is also where the designer hails from. Her collection KAMANGARI brings out art and spirit of the royalty of the state in every seam and every stitch. Tandon wishes to bring back traditional Indian clothing, which often considered vintage nowadays. She hopes it strikes a chord with the modern woman of today, who is still rooted to her lineage.
Actor and producer, Divya Khosla Kumar show stopped for the designer. She looked radiant in a bright red embroidered lehenga and choli. The collection saw dramatic lehengas, twirling anarkallis, and dresses inspired by the archetypal Rajasthani silhouette.
To bring in elements of her inspiration, her garments were handcrafted with foil painting and block printing on vibrant hues of khadi fabrics. Needlework and dabka work to create motifs inspired by the Rajasthani folklore was also seen throughout the collection.
Despite being a traditionally inclined collection, woven shirts as cholis, and cold-shouldered sleeves added an element of modernity. The magnificent collection saw typically bridal colours of red, orange and ivory throughout the collection.
by – Deesha Bondre