Jewellery crafted for the modern-day bride dazzled all and sundry at the FDCI India Couture Week (ICW) 2018 in India last month. Unveiled by Prakshi Fine Jewelry as part of its collection ‘Art Nouveau’, the ornaments complemented the shimmering ensembles showcased by Shane and Falguni Peacock at the event. The designer duo’s outfits were set in shades of gold, silver, dust rose, and cream, giving a whole new dimension to Indian bridal wear.
Showstopper Kareena Kapoor Khan rocked the runway in a gold A-line lehenga with a matching full-sleeved choli and a dupatta with feathery flourishes. Adding glamour to her look was jewellery from Prakshi Sharma’s Art Nouveau collection.
Among the adornments that feature in the range are diamond chokers, ear sliders, dramatic stackable rings, pendants, and bracelets. All of these are a fine blend of elegance and glamour, making them must-haves for every bride-to-be.
Speaking on the occasion, Prakshi Sharma, Creative Head and Designer, Prakshi Fine Jewelry, said, “We are delighted to have joined hands with India Couture Week this year. We attempted to exhibit the modern era of contemporary jewels from the atelier of Prakshi Fine Jewelry. This bold and beautiful collection is an ideal choice to set the tone for every bridal occasion.”
Also, Falguni Shane Peacock’s new collection featured a medley between the queen of the French capital and the grand palace of Junagarh – Rajasthan’s cultural jewel. As the kaleidoscopic carousel illuminated with light, it casted a shadow on the fluttering peacock across the hall gliding with other wild and exotic beings at the carnival assembled inside the Juna Mahal. In the honour of the Parisian queen who was enamored by the ingenious display of colour and magnanimity. Every detail accumulates into translating a visionary saga of love. From transcribing the innumerable structures of the architectural gem on ensembles to varnishing them with ethereal stones, feathers and crystals, it reflected the true essence of the 13th century wonder.
Fashion and technology have always inherited traits from the other while creating innovating products individually. For our couture collection we’re portraying the cotemporary bride, who is unconventional and avant-garde. Styling our state-of-the-art pieces with the Apple watch, is a fashion-forward move to blend tech with couture seamlessly. While the apple watch is redefining the functionalities of a gadget, when paired with a couture gown, it looks sleek and exquisite. This is a one-of-a-kind revelation, which is being showcased on the runway for the first time, making this collaboration a path breaking one.
Making of a collection is a strenuous process that involves a number of ordeals. While, the initial stage is all about research and design, a gadget like i-pad with pencil eases the task. Having an on-the-go tech piece for research and putting down creative ideas and designs, worked as a time saving asset for us in the development of the line.