Around the poolside of the Palladium Hotel, fashionistas gathered to view the collection of India’s top swim and cruise wear designers. Creators of amazing fashion for ‘in’ and ‘out’ of the water, Shivan & Narresh internationally renowned names, took the audience on a fashionable holiday with their “Henri’s Garden” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Inspired by the work of French artist, Henri Rousseau and his visuals of visits to botanical gardens on canvas, the creations by the designing duo reflected the foliage patterns on their famous line.
The glamorous mix of cruise, resort and jewelled swimwear was highlighted by the brand’s seductive signature cut-outs that were stragically placed on the garments. The colours were eye-catching as arresting shades of soft saffron, ivory, yolk yellow and nude frolicked with electric cerulean and classic black.
Their statement prints, which were inspired by Rousseau’s canvases, appeared throughout the collection. Vintage fruits, vegetables and flat shapes of modern abstract versions of foliage tips added to the vibrancy of the ensembles.
Trikinis, bikinis, maillots, were great in-the-water styles that were ideal to create a bathing beauty look. Wetsuits, resort wear, kaftans, rompers, jumpsuits, were the perfect beach wear options.
For those who wanted something that would be more formal, there were innovative lehengas, saris, palazzos, bikini and resort saris with maillots and cruise gown.
The fabrics were neoprene, stretch, and soft materials that flowed in the wind as the models strolled around the pool. Hints of jewelled lines appeared around the waist of the bikinis along with the
Rousseau motifs that glittered on the skirts and dresses.
The prints varied from the foliage, squash, pow print and cabana, which added to the mood of the show.
Whether on a holiday or honeymooning, “Henri’s Garden” by Shivan & Narresh will give a woman the right fashion ammunition when she wants to make a glamorous but strong style statement.