Fall 2015 Haute Couture by Gauri & Nainika
Nature and art have always been an intrinsic part of the Gauri & Nainika design philosophy. Fall 2015 Haute Couture is a whimsical arrangement of vivid prints and floral textures in floaty and light shapes. The designer duo showcased their collection at BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015 at The DLF Emporio Mall, New Delhi.
Intense bougainvillea textures, airy voluminous skirts, bodices with sharp modern cut outs, circular flowers, dresses in sheer organza and tulle, iridescent pearls in pastel colours, all bring a sweet dream like quality to the collection. The designers have collaborated with American artist Travis Bruce Black whose work instantly struck a chord with them.
Black’s technique pulls viewers into his paintings until their reality blurs with his fantasy. His dreamy water colours have strongly influenced the mood of the collection. Captivating portraits of wildlife have been created by the artist based on photographs taken by the designers during a trip to Masai Mara. Colourful birds and dazzling renditions of zebras, giraffes and gazelles translate into striking prints on fabric.
Encapsulating the vision of the designers Travis could not have put it more beautifully when he said “My aim is to create compelling works that bring joy, optimism, and mystery: art that expresses my lust for life and the simple exuberance of being.”
A dream wedding inspired by the elements of nature has a generous sparkle of crystals from Swarovski. Lacquer effects of crystal powder in blue, green, rose and yellow colors; with Opal tones in chrysotile opal, pacific opal, Rose water opal, White opal offers a bespoke and glamorous highlight to the collection. Hot fix shapes of bow flat back and heart flat back, and hot fix transparent tones which look like dew drops on fabric have strongly influenced the mood of the collection.
Vivek Ramabhadran, Managing Director, Swarovski Professional India, says “Gauri & Nainika’s collection has a distinct charm of its own and this time again they surprise you with an interesting blend of art & style. Women love their designs and Swarovski recognizes a natural synergy with the remarkable designer duo whose fashion philosophy is driven by western classics and red carpet styles.”