ROMANTICS I 2021

Romantics draws from 18th century European textile history, often lavish and novel in technique. At the time, Italy and France produced the finest brocades in the epicentre of luxury textile. Today, using brocade as its vehicle, Romantics relays pastels of the Rococo period through woven ornamentation, markedly distinct from the proceeding Mughal era. Grapes, vessels, birds and chintz-like foliage and florals are realistic, often depicting complex societal scenes and documenting new knowledge of botanicals.

Always a sign of the times, garments are visualised as an escape from present day finery. Silhouettes are softer yet still restrained and share the spirit of  the 18th century,  an era embracing comfort, ease, privacy and affection  Ruffles, pearl beading, and beribboned garments  contrast with black piping against  dresses and blouses in light piyazi, mint and aasamani. Quilting on satin silk pairs with fine organza over lace and hand-embroidery on a range of saris, lenghas and shararas.  

What was true then is true now: the Romantics resist everything, except temptation.

Photographed by: Ashish Shah

 

 

HESTIA SARI, ANISA BLOUSE

HESTIA SARI, DARIA

ZAREEN KURTA, MAHRUKH PANTS

TINAZ KURTA, AMIRA SHARARA

ZENOBIA DRESS

ADYA KURTA, ARNAVAZ PANTS

PARIZAD KURTA, LILYA SHARARA

SANOBAR KURTA, NAVAZ PANTS

 

FEAST KURTA, NAVAZ PANTS

PARIZAD KURTA, LILYA SHARARA

PARIZAD KURTA, LILYA SHARARA

ISHVAT LEHENGA, ANISA BLOUSE, ETERNAL RIBBON ODHANI

ZUBIN KURTA, RAMIN SHARARA, KAINAAZ ODHANI

LAYLA KURTA, SHEREEN PANTS

 

NILOFER LEHENGA, ANISA BLOUSE, KAINAAZ ODHANI

DANA SARI, ANISA BLOUSE

BELOVED SARI, ANISA BLOUSE

DANA SARI, ANISA BLOUSE

 

SWAN SONG GOWN

SWAN SONG GOWN

BIRD LOVE LEHENGA, BLOOM BLOUSE

BIRD LOVE LEHENGA, BLOOM BLOUSE

KISMET KURTA, NAVAZ PANTS, CUSP ODHANI

ALMA TRI-RIBBON KURTA

NAUHEED SARI, SYMPHONY BLOUSE

SANOBAR KURTA, NAVAZ PANTS

ZUBIN KURTA

ADYA KURTA, ARNAVAZ PANTS

 

BEHROZ GOWN

NILOFER LEHENGA, GULSHIRIN BLOUSE

CHEHEREZAD DRESS

ETERNAL RIBBON SARI, GULSHIRIN BLOUSE

9 FAITH KURTA, YAZDIN PANTS

ALMA KURTA, RUKHSAAR PANTS

CHEHEREZAD DRESS

BELOVED SARI, ANISA BLOUSE

 

 

DANA SARI, GULSHIRIN BLOUSE

GLIMMER SARI, GULSHIRIN BLOUSE

ROSE PETAL SARI

AURA SARI, SYMPHONY BLOUSE

CUSP SARI, GARCE BLOUSE

AVA DRESS

KAINAAZ SARI, ANISA BLOUSE

 

 

HESTIA SARI, ANISA BLOUSE

 

KAINAAZ SARI, ANISA BLOUSE

BELOVED SARI, ANISA BLOUSE

 

 

FAREIYA KURTA, DEENAZ SHARARA, ETERNAL RIBBON ODHANI

KAINAAZ SARI, PARINAAZ BLOUSE

LAYLA KURTA

 

AURA SARI, SYMPHONY BLOUSE

ROSE PETAL SARI

 

ETERNAL RIBBON SARI, ANISA BLOUSE