Taking his signature type, a notch increased, Designer Kunal Rawal has made a robust trend assertion together with his current menswear assortment. Titled ‘Conceal and Search’ this assortment options conventional in addition to fusion seems to the likes of the fashionable man.
Shot on the iconic Asiatic Society of Mumbai, the gathering focusses on deconstructed seems and mock layering the place separates might be damaged up and worn in a number of methods and, males can create quite a few seems with each garment. The gathering is excessive on gildings, intricate zardozi, and embroidered detailing replete with completely different textures starting from French knots to advantageous thread work.
For the primary time ever, the designer has launched ‘Photo voltaic’ a brand new idea that enables textiles to harness vitality from the solar. This implies garments will change color on publicity to the solar by advantage of photosensitivity to the UV rays. The color palette ranges from dreamy whites to bewitching black and vibrant jewel tones together with some pastel shades…masking each nook and nook!
Maintaining in thoughts the deconstruction and mock layering , this assortment options suave bandhgalas and dhotis teamed up with koti jackets and striped vibrant shawls. Ivory kurtas in silk blocked with strong colored patches, slim, sleeveless jackets and an Indian model of the sweatshirt got here along with Rawal’s common affinity for knotting, strategic placement of buttons and separates crafted for layering. Tone-on-tone thread work and underplayed sheen that glisten by means of some metallic particulars are recognisable as Rawal signatures.
Then there may be the botanical inspiration that comes with the potted flower motif, other than the inverted ‘V’ volcano knotted patterns and complicated embroideries on kurtas, waistcoats and assorted renditions of jackets. Modish, various, out of the field and aesthetically pleasing- Kunal’s assortment ticks all the correct bins.
Merging his experience of manipulating the material by layer on layer, Kunal Rawal says, “We now have created detailed all-white outfits with motifs and design and color change. When you step within the solar the color of the material will change,” beams the designer. “Energy of textile is the rationale I received into trend within the first place. I like manipulating with the materials and strategies,” he provides.
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