Nagpur - based fashion designer Shruti Sancheti will showcase her new collection titled Constantinople at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn - Winter 2016, starting here from March 16.
Rooted in Islamic architecture and the Byzantine opulence, the collection features ultra luxurious modern cuts with quintessential handcrafted brilliance. Conflicting pattern clashes of fluid Paisley, geometric mosaics and rustic clamp dyeing forms the core DNA of this line.
"The collection offers natural fibres like finely woven Karnataka silk, chanderi, chambray, wool, teamed with international favourite's like felt and denim, to impart a global appeal, " said the designer.
The handiwork is a nod to rich heritage of this unique city in terms of screen printing, block printing and even digital prints on natural fibres, with motifs of paisley's, Turkish medallions, prints from majestic architecture and tiles and the famous Turkish rugs.
Intricate surface ornamentation in form of exquisite carpet embroidery, nomadic Kurdish laces, Gunmetal diskettes and sequins have been used to offer a native and authentic look.
Innovative yet global silhouettes inspired by the two conflicting cultures, but with a contemporary twist like long pleated skirts, midis, maxis, capes, peplum shirts, wide - legged trousers, culottes, shirt dresses, asymmetrical hemlines, unconventional denim jackets with exquisite surface ornamentation and more are an integral part of the collection.
The colour palette is deep and dark like oxblood, burnt orange, deep purple, royal blue, teal and slate grey. Value additions like interesting scarves, shawls, gunmetal brooches and customised gunmetal mules have been added to complete the look.