COLLECTION NO 11
Collection 11 takes inspiration from the Modern Gypsy, romantically embodying the idea of the free spirit. Symbolic of nomadic escapism, the references both creatively and conceptually hint at the spirit of freedom that the 431-88 Woman possesses. Dreaming up an outlandish world, designer Shweta Kapur plays around with the concept of escapism, challenging its negative connotation.
The collection has a luxe, polished and an easy-going feel to it. Shweta Kapur has also worked towards restructuring and modernizing the Indian Sari to give it a global appeal. Collection 11 plays with the intersection between structure and drapes within the silhouettes where the focus on free movement is achieved through multiple godets, soft drapes, voluminous ruffles and strategically placed slits. Sticking to her signature colours of Red, Black and White, this season we see an addition of strong Golds, Chrome, Silver, Olives and Navy Blue. Fabrics range from Cotton Satin, Satin Lycra, Jersey and 431-88’s classic Pleated fabric which is further foil printed taking inspiration from the motifs on a bird feather. Last season’s fringes are taken forward and developed into metallic fringes that are accompanied with feathers, which are used for detailing throughout the collection.