Shantanu Goenka opened "Fashioning Fairy Tales", a couture exposition in Kolkata, India
March 20, 2015: Indian designer, Shantanu Goenka, showcased his elaborate and elegant collection through an exposition titled “Fashioning Fairy Tales”.
The exclusive exposition, saw the fashion destination 85 Lansdowne, an 80-year-old mansion, transformed into a magical land of fairy tales. The fantastical inspiration manifested through the couture garments set against elaborate installations and themed décor elements from art, light and sound. The couture ensembles have been designed with a delicate usage of the new range of Swarovski crystals in tones of opals along with the crystal rose patina and crystal gold patina effects which bring alive a vintage look reminiscent of the fairy tales.
The exposition presented a series of curated displays that celebrate style and story, the relationship between narrative and fashion. Every component of the exposition was created and curated by the designer to represent fashion and couture through fairytales like Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and more.
Speaking about the exposition, Mr Goenka said, “By converging fashion and technology one can play with fantasy to explore new ways of telling a story just as there is going to be a new dress, a new season, a new must haves, there must be new ideas, stories, and ways of telling them and this is exactly what I aimed at exploring through this exposition.”