Archana Rao show at AIFW SS18
    October 23, 2017


    Archana Rao’s the girl who lost things collection, is inspired by a poem “The girl that lost things” by George MacDonald. The poem captures the journey of a girl, starting off as raw, reckless and materialistic, who soon goes through some life changing losses, making her discover things she didn’t know about herself.

    An effervescence of soothing muted tones, quirky elements and a clean modern silhouette. The wide range of ensembles is intricately embroidered, and coupled with leather and mesh detailing. The looks are as much for the elegant in their sensibility as the adventurous in spirit of fuss free generation– crisp white shirts with a twist, pleated and printed shift dresses, cut out and ruffled blouses, a range of skirts and a lot of emphasis on sheer make a strong statement that sets each piece apart.

    Making her come a full circle, from reckless to pure and divine. This collection captures the growth of the character. Bits of the poem have been translated into print and embroideries through out the collection. The color story starts off with pristine white and ends with a strong midnight blue in various surface techniques that build in collage style placement, leather cutwork along with beadwork and self texture.

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