Varun Bahl introduces floral motifs on men’s wear at AICW 2015


On the second day of the ongoing Amazon India Couture Week 2015, ace designer Varun Bahl launched his own luxury wedding design collection, ‘Aurum By Varun Bahl’. His collection stunned the crowd with its splendid set designed with roses and floral prints adorning the outfits.

The designer created excitement among the audience much before his show began as the whole hall was decorated with red roses and chandeliers made of beautiful flowers.

Though the much-anticipated show started an hour late, the restless crowd found itself applauding when actor Randeep Hooda introduced the designer’s line with a Khalil Gibran poem ‘Song of the Flower’.

While interacting with the media after the show, Bahl said, “My inspiration was flowers. I have always been a nature lover and this time, I wanted to make flowers come alive. I did a lot of fusion and layering.”

Speaking on his exclusive men collection with floral outfits, Varun said, “Through this collection, I want to break the myth that flowers cannot look good on men’s clothes. Instead of going plain with the men’s wear, I made all the outfits with floral patterns because I want to show that even men’s clothes can have flowers on them.”

Bahl had used colours like, ivory, pale pink, pale blue, old rose and bold hues like black, burgundy, deep maroon and gold in the collection that comprised of jumpsuit sharara, red carpet trousers and gowns along with a variety of tailored couture pieces made in rich fabrics like duchess satin, raw silk, silk net, silk georgette, plush velvets and traditional chanderis.

His elegant collection included crop tops, skirts, pants, dhoti pants, sarees, lehangas, maxi dresses for women and sherwanis, dhotis, kurta pyjamas showcased by men in shades of white, red, black, blue and pink. The usage of gold belt both in lehangas and dresses was prominent. The showstopper outfit was a pink, voluminous bridal lehanga worn with a red sheer dupatta embroidered with flowers.

Outfits like an all-black male kurta pyjama combined with a red shawl and a white crop top combined with a long skirt adorned with small floral motifs stood out during the show, earning whistles and applauses from the crowd.

Bahl further elaborated, “However, in India, if you notice the focus on Indian couture pieces, it is usually towards the bridals segment. People tend to purchase higher value outfits especially customized for themselves mostly for weddings and for niche occasions. My collection and theme for the show used an innovative play of colour, texturing and handcrafted surface ornamentation, heavily influenced by the French floral clusters of intertwined flowers. The beauty of these intricate floral clusters is reminiscent of a magical land of florid beauty. But What made it really special is the offsite venue.”

On Friday, Varun Bahl spinned an enigma through his floral motifs and his haute couture that took its inspiration from a woman who escapes into a numinous world and lives the beauty she witnesses.

Picture courtesy: Varun Bahl (Instagram)

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