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Hyderabad, Just in time for the upcoming festive and wedding season, designer Shriya Bhupal presents her A/W’19 collection, ‘Sanctuary’, from her eponymous label, ‘Shriya Som’.Sanctuary is the designer’s imagination of a hiddenparadise– lush with verdant textures and romantic florals.
“In this new collection, I have toyed with many interpretations of my inner sanctuary, inspired from my own repository of dreams, ideas, memories and promises. It comes from a space of abundant nature and vivid imagery – a place that I find myself returning to in order to rediscover myself,” saysdesigner, Shriya Bhupal.
In a surprise gesture, the showstopper for the evening was acclaimed international Badminton gold-medallist, P.V. Sindhu, who made her very first public appearance since she has returned to India after winning the World Championships earlier in the week.
‘Sanctuary’comprises of an array of pieces suited for bridal couture, occasion and festive wear. There are also chicready-to-wearpieces that combine innovative technique, craftsmanship and design. The collection widely features surface embroideries and dimensional embellishments, often in layers of pastel tonesand sharp, solid contrasts. Dark and light, soft and vivid, layered and pleated, ‘Sanctuary’ masterfully explores the idea of duality. Teased and textured fabrics in semi-circular or ‘petal’ patterns further essay this theme. A playful paletteof colours ranging from pastels to earthy hues like merlot, fuchsia, midnight blues and ebony, which seek expression through dual tones, achieved by layering and dyeing techniques.
As part of ‘Sanctuary’, Shriya Som also introduces a fresh bridal couture line this season, a versatile fusion of traditional and contemporarystyles. Vibrant florals, luxurious textures, rich embellishments and intricate embroidery define silhouettes in skirts and gowns. The label, known for its Indian craftsmanship with Western-style constructionwhen it comes to glamorous evening wear, uses corsetry, fabric manipulation and draping techniques along with 3-D accents for the modern Indian bride.
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