Designer duo Shyamal and Bhumika showcased their couture collection ‘The Renaissance Muse’ at India Couture Week,2019 . As the name suggests, their couture was inspired by the iconic period of renaissance which marks the rebirth of art, architecture, music, couture and theatre from the medieval ages to modernity. The designer couple used traditional embroidery techniques using unique materials and fine detailing season after season. One gets to see intricate embellishments and surface ornamentations with elaborate beading, silk thread embroidery and floral motifs in gold zardozi thread. Inspired by inlay samples in museums, vintage European paintings, architectural details, mogul florals, renaissance costumes, and most importantly the 15th century opera theatre set, the designers have used the most colourful silk threads in delicate embroideries that adorn lustrous silks while making a slight departure from the traditional fashion.
The collection comprises of timeless bridal couture, exquisite men’s sherwani jackets, bias skirts with sensuous cholees, shararas, kalidaar paneled lehengas, trendy shoulder baring blouses, structured jackets, saris in sheer organzas, asymmetric hemlines, signature cowl dresses, trailing kalidaars, exquisitely crafted veils, peplum tops, poet sleeves, georgettes & translucent tulle and fun details for brides and grooms for a perfect romantic feel on their big day. The interesting use of color has a blend of traditional Indian tones along with unusual vintage tones inspired by the ceiling frescos of the 15-17th centuries. To create an interesting variety of cut and colour, the collection has a wide range of jewel tones, vintage pastels, Indian reds, wine, blush pinks, watermelon, mood grey, powder blue, navy, muted olive, dusty mint, fennel green, emerald, almond beige and vintage cream. The Shyamal & Bhumika Couture 2019 collection is a celebration of ‘India to the World’ giving employment to several artisans and craftsmen, maintaining a connect between their global muse of today and India’s age old craft techniques.
For the Renaissance Muse collection, Shyamal and Bhumika collaborated with Jewels of Jaipur by Ankit Lodha. It coordinated with their collection in the finest way. Bollywood diva Kriti Sanon was the showstopper for the show. Have a look of the collection:
Speaking about their collaboration with India Couture Week 2019, Shyamal & Bhumika said “We are very excited to showcase our couture collection ‘The Renaissance Muse’ at India Couture Week 2019. This collection is extremely special to us, we have utilised the most elaborate embroideries in couture. We’ve worked towards modernising the Indian traditional crafts that is showcased through our handworked embroideries. It is an attempt to give a better modernising outlook through trend centric offerings and a timeless iconic bridal look inspired from our love for colour, texture, meadows and gardens. Our collection signifies a wonderful connection between conventional and present day India.”