‘Love is’: Falguni & Shane Peacock’s magical take starring Shraddha Kapoor

For their new couture collection for the FDCI India Couture Week’ 21, designers Falguni & Shane Peacock take inspiration from the monument of love – Taj Mahal. The duo unveiled their collection titled called ‘Love is’ at the India Couture Week with a fashion film shot at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Taj Mahal, Agra. This momentous show makes Falguni Shane Peacock the first and only designers in the world to ever mount a show within the precincts of this magnificent monument of love, the Taj Mahal.

Love is,’ is inspired by the monument of love – Taj Mahal. The details of the collection seek to translate the visionary saga of love by borrowing from the beauty of Taj Mahal. From transcribing the innumerable motifs of the architectural gem on ensembles to varnishing them with refined adornments of Swarovski crystals, pearls, mirrors, sequins and beads.

The muse of the collection, Shraddha Kapoor is seen adorning a deep red-based, intricately embroidered light golden Lehenga with floral motifs and geometric details that is complimented by beads, crystals and sequins. The handcrafted, full-sleeves blouse is replete with foliage and grid work details, and completed with tassels. The ensemble is styled with a scallop-bordered dupatta is encrusted with crystals and beads.

The collection is a medley of colours that scale from mellow muted tones such as baked beige and pearl ivory, to pastels like the rose pink and mint green, even extending to deeper tones like emerald green, royal purple, turquoise and valiant poppy. A splash to metallic hues – silvers and gold elevate the grandeur while adding a dash of glamour. The intricate crafting techniques replicated the structural marvel on the fabric via architectural motifs of domes and minarets, filigree of foliage, and motifs of the century’s fauna and birds. The line is innovational in terms of method but strongly rooted in terms of approach, a signature aesthetic of the label. The cuts are traditional yet au courant, think trailed Lehenga, fitted-and-flared silhouettes, and ball gown-style Lehengas that make for a befitting wedding day bridal trousseau

The collection Love is, has been crafted completely by hand to showcase the distinct handwriting and talents of a cluster of about 250 craftsmen from the FSP-adopted villages of Malihati, Islampur, Midnapore, Kharagpur and Marhtala in West Bengal with the couture signatures of Falguni Shane Peacock. The intricate detailing juxtaposed against the backdrop of the Taj Mahal presents a mesmerising tableau of Indian craft traditions and couture expertise to the world at a time when the spotlight on travel and conscious support towards artisans is shining brighter than ever before. Heritage jewellery brand ‘Narayan Jewellers’ by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi, is the official jewellery partner for the show.

Go shopping at: Falguni Shane Peacock, 310, Second Floor, DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Check out their collections at https://falgunishanepeacock.in/

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in association with Hindustan Times has scheduled the second, digital edition of the India Couture Week 2021 from August 23-29, 2021.  The 14th edition of the event is witnessing interesting themes by the country’s 19 couturiers – Amit Aggarwal, Amit GT, Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Ashima Leena, Dolly J, Falguni Shane Peacock, Gaurav Gupta, Kunal Rawal, Manish Malhotra, Pankaj & Nidhi, Rahul Mishra, Reynu Taandon, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Shantanu & Nikhil, Siddartha Tytler, Suneet Varma, Tarun Tahiliani and Varun Bahl. The couturiers fashion films will be streamed on all the FDCI’s digital platforms —- Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and FDCI website. 

FDCI Chairman Sunil Sethi says,  “We have some of the finest names this year and they have come up with the most out-of-the-box narratives to create a visual treat for the audience. I wish them the best for this exciting journey ahead.”

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Pictures : FDCI, Falguni Shane Peacock

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