AIFW kicks off the day 3 of the fashion extravaganza with Sahil Kochhar’s “Kyari”, a collection inspired from wild flowers and meadows of the mountains in Uttrakhand or Bugyals as they are called in Garhwali.
“Kyari”, a hindi word referred to flower beds, is celebrated in this collection using appliqué, emulating beautiful hues and shades of the blooming buds. Mountain peaks are rendered in silk floss chain stitch embroidery and geometric quilling patterns complete with flocks of birds flying across the skies.
Natural beauty has always inspired many collections and depiction of these high altitude wonderlands, complete with raindrops, sunshine , florets, birds and mountains is serene.
The silhouettes bring out the contrast between might of the peaks against the flowers, offering a combination of structured shapes and delicate drapes.
Transluscent organza dresses paired with voluminous quilted jackets, contoured quilted skirts worn with shear blouses ,coupled with fluid drapes all finished with the designer’s signature indented edging pay a commendable tribute to the culture, crafts, artists and festivals of the our beautiful country’s highlands.
The color palette being deep blue and military green has carefully blended into classic combinations with beige. Then embellished with a myriad of colors; mustard, sky grey, deep pink and emerald green to mirror the colors of the wild flowers is innovative.
Contributed by – Jasleen Kaur
Pics by- Khushal Agarwal