Shantanu and Nikhil closed Day 4 of the digital India Couture Week with a significant narrative collection.
Newer times call for newer actions and with the blurring lines between technology and fashion in the new normal, the designers’ collection represents an ecosystem that is constantly innovating and connecting.
The Resurgence by Shantanu and Nikhil is an ode to hope, it is the spirit to resurface and recommence our duties to the universe. With an almost spiritual connotation to the capabilities of cyclic existence, the collection celebrates a renewed strength and power to adapt and rise again.
The designer-duo adds, “As the world is pushing through these tough and challenging times, there has been a paradigm shift in the way we would like to use our fundamental brand values in order to forge a more inclusive and conversational relationship with our consumers, thereby focusing on art, creativity and collaborations.”
Much like the intricately carved pillars of age-old values, the collection reinterprets classics and brings back the opulence of the designers’ journey, almost like a re-incarnated phoenix. The designs in metallic influences, goth applique and classic zardozi redefines structure and linearity. the collection reconstructs romance through fluidic drapes & godly architecture symbolic of a ‘beacon of hope’. The abundant usage of metallic gold and sheen goes well with the contemporary sense of aesthetic and decadence of the collection bringing to the center stage the interpretation of the neo-luxe bride.
They conclude, “As a brand, we have always had an architectural undercurrent to our collection and this time was no different, hence we decided to shoot this collection as a fashion film and not a typical runway show. The film resurfaces like a volatile glitter only to paint the world brighter going forward.”