In the fashion fraternity there are many names but one name Manav Gangwani is the show stealer, showcased his latest couture collection at FDCI India Couture Week 2017.
The enthralling collection presented at FDCI ICW 2017 “India @ 70” was a contemporary masterpiece of the rich heritage of India that we have experienced in each garment of Manav Gangwani. This is another example of sustainability and the inspiration for this collection from the atelier of Manav Gangwani has been explored from various regions in India. MG has put all elements of design from various regions like Kashmir reflecting Jamawars, Bandhanis of Rajasthan, Kathakali from Kerala and Brocades of Varanasi. Lot of research and different techniques like Badla, Chikankari, Zardosi & Parsi etc are keeping India’s art and crafts alive which is very close to his heart.
Manav Gangwani’s showstopper Disha Patani has contributed to the livelihood of his outfit which is taking to the artisan’s level.
MG has sourced zari borders and textiles, everything putting together at great harmony. From the God & Goddesses of India to Miniature Art of Mughal Empire to Meenakari to Patolas to Panthani all forms have been used to reflect India. He has worked with the same clusters that are spread all over the country season after season. The noticeable unusual and unique element has been used by MG’s couture collection
When it comes to his latest collection he says, “In this collection, I have taken inspiration from the rich Indian heritage and have created a collection that brings together interesting elements from every region of India. I have used techniques silhouettes and designs that together create a perfect amalgamation of traditionalism and authenticity”.
Every collection tells a story with integrity. It incorporated intricate motifs that have been embroidered unusually on the different fabrics that depicts interesting element from the Mughal era. Motifs of the traditional Kathakali, gods and goddess associates mystery to traditional elements of design. The miniature painting collection is incredible and projects the cultural heritage that India has all to offer.
The love for the vintage gold elements accentuate well to every garment. The MG’s collection has been thoughtfully crafted to provoke the aroma and grandeur and opulence of India. Manav Gangwani’s vivid and out of the box imagination has proved that his collection epitomizes the essence of every region in India. The preference of drama and mystery we can view in perfection in his vivid collection. In this fast changing industry, the long term implications of ethical fashion practices could only good for the country and completely stand out. The color pallet for this collection is royal blue, crimson, ivory, orange and green which reduces the risk of going wrong.
The rich feminine luxurious silk brocades, rich velvets, sheer gauzy tissues with gold, are the fabrics chosen for this MG’S collection. The entrance of lot of vintage fabric that were painstakingly resorted to give bridal wear a contemporary twist while keeping Indian traditions in mind at every step of the creative process.