The third day of India Couture Week saw a lot of being and a lot understated elegance. Rimple and Harpreet Narula’s lagesges collection added to the bling. Taking inspiration from the late poet and writer, Khalil Gibran, their collection is called Hiraeth. Despite literally meaning the feeling of being departed, Hiraeth is a celebration of the art and beauty of the Wales of the past.
Bollywood starlet, Yami Gautam poser as the showstopper for the collection. Dressed in a midnight blue lehenga choli, the actress stunned the audience as she sashayed on the ramp. Her lehenga had intricately weaved motif of a yesteryear mosque all over it, making it look nothing less than regal.
The collection saw an overwhelming use of French paisley, Arabesque cartouches and geometrical and Afghan patterns on all the garments. Like all other bridal collections, Hiraeth also displayed a lot of rich lehengas and opulent anarkallis. The meticulous attention paid to the latkans and to the variations of the cholis, amplified the grandeur of the collection.
The designer duo mainly played with different hues of ivory and red for theentire collection. Embroidered with heavy needle and zardozi work, the collection looked like a part of the royal trousseau.
by – Deesha Bondre