“It’s not just about the clothing. It’s about the Dreams created in Silence of timeless Beauty…” Silent Beauté
The 2nd day of Hyundai India Couture Week was stolen by ace couturier Suneet Varma. His couture called ‘Mogra’ was inspired by designers timeless muse late actress Meena Kumari’s milestone movie ‘Pakeezah’ which was released in 1972. The movie had a very sentimental storyline of a young & beautiful courtesan, who was a lovechild of a rich family heir. The movie was about her hardships to find true love and respectful identity in this female exploiter world. The movie was not only famous for its direction and music, but also for the timeless ethnic dresses and jewellery wore by Meena Kumari. Suneet shared that he is a die hard fan of this movie, and his latest collection ‘Mogra’ was a tribute to this movie. The ramp was decorated with Mogra flowers and huge chandeliers, and the music was soothing remixes of yesteryears.
The couturier used incredible traditional motifs and embroideries found in the decorative arts of India. It embodies a romantic, feminine, and flirtatious aesthetic. The silhouettes were vivid; Lehnga, sarees, Lanchas, Sharara sets and gowns towards the end of the show. The collection features large abstract-shaped mirrors adorned with multi-coloured thread embroidery, offering a contemporary take on bridal wear. The glamorous lehengas, with off-shoulder blouses and short jackets, showcase dark shades of midnight blue and burgundy, complemented by silver accents. Draped skirts worn with capes and ruffled organza shirts paired with high-waisted palazzo pants complete the ensemble. Suneet Varma revisits the great traditional techniques and crafts that have made Indian embroideries a worldwide celebration, while infusing a modern and fresh twist.