Reinvigorating its holiday fashion, the designers introduce Julin – a 100% organic rendition of jute - with this collection
October 15, 2021: Shivan & Narresh, a luxury holiday brand that offers carefree, seductive fashion, has unveiled #IconoScapeSeries through an evocative display of their latest Holiday collection that romanticize a whimsical reverie and exuberating elegance for the new world. The collection brings to life 5 diverse prints (represented by the five Iconodots in the Shivan & Narresh lifestyle), namely Farrago, Jaiscape, Iconomash, BotanEye and Wilding.
Designed for the global millennia and the Gen Z traveler, the latest IconoScape Series represents freedom through fashion as it narrates a distinct design language defined by Purity, Art and Sex translated into the brand's five iconic holiday lifestyles: Swim (snail), Resort (peacock), Cruise (dolphin), Safari (elephant) and Ski (reindeer).
An underlying sentiment of escapism evokes the passionate desire for travel and fashionable joie de vivre, even at home, as each design brings to life the thriving vision of the brand through a potpourri of powerful and playful silhouettes in rich, earthy undertones.
The first three prints - Farrago, Jaiscape and Iconomash - explore the diverse culture and vibrancy of Jaisalmer, drawing from the designers' personal experience and travel sojourn to the Golden City during the recent Pandemic, while the prints BotanEye and Wilding were both born within the comfort of home, influenced by their sublime surroundings and reconnecting with nature. The plant anatomy and intimate nurturing of leafy greens inspire the BotanEye artistry while Jaiscape reminisces the picturesque panorama of the bustling city of Jaisalmer captured from the peak of the Jaisalmer fort.
This year, the après ski print, Farrago, takes centre stage as it visually reimagines the intricate quilts of Ralli through a kaleidoscopic interplay of checks featuring a striking grid of the brand’s iconic archival prints synonymous with the classic patchwork style.
Spread across an elaborate range of 52 ensembles for both men and women, the collection portrays a dreamy landscape of indigenous fabrics and meticulous detailing through sheer delicate knitwear, luxurious fine wool for Ski, curvilinear lines in Swim Wear that accentuate the natural body silhouette and introduction of Julin - a refreshing 100% organic rendition of the traditional Jute textile reimagined, softened and hand-woven in pristine whites.
Commenting on the vision and inspiration, Narresh Kukreja, Creative Director, Shivan & Narresh, said, “The recent pandemic has instilled in all of us the need to introspect. There is a huge underlying sentiment of escapism in people and therein lies the euphoria of exploration and experience. With this collection, we celebrate this spirit of freedom reinterpreted through three symbolic words - purity, art and sex that resonate with each and every silhouette, across our 52-ensemble showcase. Right from the storyboard, the constant thought driving our vision was to explore all possible holiday lifestyles that one could eventually indulge in. That’s when the narrative of distinguishing Swim, Resort, Cruise, Safari and Ski became so powerful, that no matter where one travels be it land, water, sea, desert or mountains - one should only think of SHIVAN & NARRESH. That’s the dream we are hoping to weave."