Love Forever celebrates French tapestries and architecture with a touch of Indian modern design
August 2, 2022: Falguni Shane Peacock has established its place as a leading luxury couture designer globally over a glorious span of 17 years. The brand’s latest couture collection, ‘Love Forever,’ was unveiled with Sara Ali Khan as a showstopper at the India Couture Week 2022.
‘Love Forever’ is influenced by the rich French tapestries and artworks from the Renaissance period. The elements are married to Indian architectural facets like the minarets, archways and domes, amongst others. It celebrates the land home to innumerable artworks and some of the most celebrated masters in modern art and design history— Chagall, Picasso, Braque, and Le Corbusier.
Love Forever is an ingenious display of detailed motifs showcasing Indo-Parisian culture and architecture. From transcribing the innumerable structures of the architectural gem on ensembles to varnishing them with refined stones and pearls, the collection reflects the French tapestry essence in traditional Indian garb. The chrome applique replicated the fabric's structural marvel and elements from both cultures. Cropped blouses with sheer, feather and ruffle details are teamed with chrome applique and crystal work embedded in structured Lehengas.
The collection's colour palette ranges from softer hues like champagne ivory, pale blush, pink parfait, old rose, peach whip, beet red and French roast to deeper hues like peppercorn, metallic stone green, metallic pewter, gilded gold and the signature opal whites. One highlight is the introduction of embellished face veils.
Actor Sara Ali Khan graced the show as the showstopper in a midnight blue lehenga adorned with crystals, beads and pure silk organza appliqué with silver and grey sequins. The ensemble was styled with a v-neck cropped blouse and a beaded drape.
As the modern Indian bride commences the new journey of her life with a whole new perspective, the narrative behind the line identifies with the ideology of embarking on a new adventure with confidence and certainty.