Named Beawar Legacy, the new collection takes cues from the history of the brand
December 21, 2020: In homage to where it all began, Raniwala 1881 has launched their new 2020-21 Bridal Collection – Beawar Legacy. The collection acknowledges and pays tribute to the brand’s rich heritage and legacy that stems from the town of Beawar in Rajasthan and started with the late visionary forefather, Rai Bahadur Seth Champalal-ji Raniwala.
The narrative of this collection is centred around three sisters of style and substance, as they return to their ancestral home in Beawar. But going beyond just honoring history, the collection reimagines the jewelry to give them a modern a flair and a global outlook.
The Beawar Legacy collection from Raniwala 1881 stems from not just metaphorical, but also literal inspirations rooted in the family’s Beawar haveli. The design language comes from the palatial structure. Its history and splendour are resonated in every piece. The juxtaposition of Rajput and Mughal architecture in the sprawling estate can be seen in the collection as well.
Additionally, fine design features like the intricate ornamentation and detailing in the mehrabs and gumads, the latticework in every corner, the iconic baradari, and the artefacts of Champalal-ji are all echoed in the collection. The motifs in the collection follow the contours of the intricate wall carvings, while the colours borrow from the multi-hued inlay work on the marble flooring and interiors. Furthermore, a deep dive into the Raniwala 1881’s family archives (and albums) brought to life the individualistic sensibilities of the formidable women from the founders’ family.
The collection has been broadly divided into three main looks. The Mahadevi Look, named after Late Rai Bahadur Champalal-ji wife, is an aristocratic range. The collection has recreated her opulent taste and penchant for gold zari silk saris and magnificent jewelry with sizeable polki sets with statement embellishments including sheesh pattis, tikkas spruced with Zambian emeralds, bajubandhs, kadas, bangdis and hathphools.
The Radha Rani Look is personified by Radha Rani, late Ganeshilal-ji’s wife, whose style was characterized by wispy chiffon saris and minimal jewellery. This line retains her signature old-world-charm with back-to-basic designs, inspired by the Raniwala haveli. There is a generous use of pearls in the flat-cut tikkas, bajubandhs, kadas, bangdis and hathphools.
Chandrakanta, Sushil-ji’s wife, was renowned for her forward-thinking outlook. She balanced her customs with modernity; just like the Chandrakanta line of ethno-contemporary jewels that boast a young-yet-rooted sensibility. Raniwala 1881 have employed navratna gemstones and coloured stones to infuse a youthful spirit to the collection. This range features sheesh pattis, navratan kathi necklaces layered with pearl strings, kadas, bangdis and hathphools.