AIFW SS'18 Day 3: Archana Rao presents 'The girl who lost things'
(8 months ago)
New Delhi , Oct 13 : Archana Rao presented her latest collection on Day 3 of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018.
The collection is inspired by a poem 'The girl that lost things' by George MacDonald. The poem captures the journey of a girl, starting off as raw, reckless and materialistic, who soon goes through some life changing losses, making her discover things she didn't know about herself.
The collection is an effervescence of soothing muted tones, quirky elements and a clean modern silhouette. The wide range of ensembles is intricately embroidered, and coupled with leather and mesh detailing.
'The girl who lost things' is perfect for the fuss free generation looking for something classic, yet edgy for a breezy summer day or an evening out. The looks are as much for the elegant in their sensibility as the adventurous in spirit - crisp white shirts with a twist, pleated and printed shift dresses, cut out and ruffled blouses, a range of skirts and a lot of emphasis on sheer make a strong statement that sets each piece apart.
Bits of the poem have been translated into print and embroideries throughout the collection. The colour story starts off with pristine white and ends with a strong midnight blue. The collection explores various surface techniques that build in collage style placement, leather cutwork along with beadwork and self texture.
"I love the whole idea of whimsy and romance associated with the collection: the girl who lost things. Fun silhouettes, lots of sheer and floral layering allow the collection to evolve smoothly," said Archana Rao, the creative director of the label.