Taking his signature fashion, a notch larger, Designer Kunal Rawal has made a robust vogue assertion together with his latest menswear assortment. Titled ‘Conceal and Search’ this assortment options conventional in addition to fusion appears to be like to the likes of the fashionable man.
Shot on the iconic Asiatic Society of Mumbai, the gathering focusses on deconstructed appears to be like and mock layering the place separates will be damaged up and worn in a number of methods and, males can create quite a few appears to be like with each garment. The gathering is excessive on gildings, intricate zardozi, and embroidered detailing replete with completely different textures starting from French knots to high-quality thread work.
For the primary time ever, the designer has launched ‘Photo voltaic’ a brand new idea that permits textiles to harness power 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 shiny jewel tones together with some pastel shades…protecting each nook and nook!
Conserving 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 traditional affinity for knotting, strategic placement of buttons and separates crafted for layering. Tone-on-tone thread work and underplayed sheen that glisten via some metallic particulars are recognisable as Rawal signatures.
Then there’s the botanical inspiration that comes with the potted flower motif, other than the inverted ‘V’ volcano knotted patterns and complex embroideries on kurtas, waistcoats and various renditions of jackets. Modish, numerous, out of the field and aesthetically pleasing- Kunal’s assortment ticks all the best bins.
Merging his experience of manipulating the material by layer on layer, Kunal Rawal says, “Now we 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 explanation I bought into vogue within the first place. I like manipulating with the materials and methods,” he provides.
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