Drawing inspiration from the limitless beauty found in Kashmir, Indian brand Falguni Shane Peacock has crafted their pastel Spring/Summer collection reflecting the verdant valleys and tranquil lakes.
May 18, 2023: The stunning landscape of Kashmir became an illuminating source of inspiration for Falguni Shane Peacock’s latest Spring/Summer couture collection, ‘A Poeme by the Lake: Kashmir’. Animated by the charming valleys and languid lakes of Kashmir, the collection features rich fabrics and detailed motifs. From delicately embroidered short capes that are the highlight of the collection, to graceful lehengas and sarees, the silhouettes appear to be dynamic and contemporary yet delicate and traditional.
For the summer campaign, the ensemble was presented amidst shikaras, the traditional Kashmiri boats, floating along the serene waters of Dal Lake. Just like the placid water of the lake adorned with colorful tulips, the flowy fabrics are meticulously embellished with traditional Kashmiri embroideries by skilled artisans, bringing a beautiful sense of movement to these abstract motifs.
Kashmir Green and Kashmir Blue, along with an array of hues, make up the soothing color palette of the collection, inspired by the natural beauty of the region. Kashmir Green is a soothing, earthy green shade that evokes the lush green valleys and forests of the region while Kashmir Blue is a deep, rich blue that is reminiscent of the sparkling lakes and clear skies of Kashmir.
Pastels and metallic colors are in perfect harmony with the fabrics. Vivid red lehengas are amped up with golden printed chrome appliqué while the small, intricate crystals take the center stage in metallic-hued sarees. The ivory ensembles are adorned with traditional motifs with Swarovski crystals embroidered into them. Ivory Sherwanis for men are finished with intricate thread work.
- By Pritha Debroy