The Delhi based designer Suneet Varma celebrated his three decades as a designer by holding a couture show titled ‘The Shining Star’ at DLF Emporio on 29th April, 2017. Contributing to the ‘Shining’ factor was Swarovski Crystals, which has been collaborating with Suneet for fifteen years and adding the desired bling.
Varma’s couture collection was about gowns with a touch of modern Indian designs and aesthetics, embellished with embroideries in 3D textures, gold tissues, print, luxurious satin, encrusted with Swarovski hotfix Shimmer crystals. This new innovation from Swarovski Crystals blends a futuristic gleam with bold crystal colors in nature-tech hues. To give it a subtle and sexy look, the collection is embellished with Shimmer Swarovski crystals in shades of fuchsia, light siam, peridot, hyacinth, silk and more.
Commenting at the occasion, Varma gets candid, saying, “I believe Fashion is the politest way of speaking about sex- But I like the subtle unspoken word, left to the imagination of the wearer. The glamour and sensuality in this collection comes through the use of sheer and lucid fabrics, the delicate placement of embellishments, the drapes and the unexpected details- and what they reveal or conceal. Evening couture is like a sixth sense of seduction. It has its own vocabulary and language, like an elaborate braid entwined with history, myth and tradition. It may be modern, Whimsical or demure- but always magnificent like a Shining Star.” Vivek Rambhadran, Vice-President, Asia South Region, Swarovski Professional India was also present at the do to extend his support.
The 40 piece collection was divided into four groups – each with its own inspiration, fabric and detailing.
Feminine Ideals – Sultry peach, celad on green and floss pink stretch satin gowns in delicate thread embroidery with varied floral motifs. Off shoulder dresses and flared skirts, hand embroidery in bugle beads, color on color sequin. The beigeand ivory gowns are large and voluminous with tonal embroidery and overlay of sheer tulle to create a delicate play of light and shadow.
Satin Sirens– A deep rich color palette of lustrous satin in Vermillion Red, Deep Burgundy, Midnight blue and Dark Rose, structured shapes and sweeping tails, coloured thread embroidery with shimmer crystal on the nape of the neck, cascading frills on the shoulder and side seams, decorated with corsages and large handmade accessories.
Post Modern Glamour– Beige, black and ivory jacquard weaves,metallic grey, bronze and dull gold tissue on body-hugging floor length gowns and high waited skirts with asymmetrical corsets. Large hand cut mirrors embellished with tonal bead work in mosaic shapes, bustiers with abstract strap details.
Freedom and Fantasy– Gold, beige and pink floor length gowns, flared skirts with cinched waist, lame bows and belts. Silk organza fabrics, baroque motifs in tonal thread work, Swarovski crystals and tiny pearls.