Paper Dolls—an Autumn/Winter ’21 line-up that will take you on a trip to the childlike dreamscapes of beloved storybooks and fantastical tales from the yore.
· Decorated with Rao’s signature Appliqué work created with contrasting foliage, Paper Dolls will transport you into a wondrous world with its shimmering tactility
· Bold yet enigmatic colour palette of ebony, lavender, gold, and soft shades of pink,many of the pieces are made with upcycled fabrics
· The menswear collection showcased streamlined tailoring, vivid patterns, and classic colours like black and white
Rao, the designer behind the eponymous label and a mother of two, has reimagined these tales with subliminal lehengas, contemporary saris, show-stopping dresses, and gowns. What’s more? Many of the pieces bring back the lost luster of the most ubiquitous fabric spotted during yesteryear Indian weddings—tissue—minus the fraying.
Muse Diana Penty
“Each ensemble stands out on its own; it’s a collection that ought to make it to every bride’s wish list! The tissue saris and lehengas, especially, bring back fond memories from family get-togethers and weddings I used to attend as a child.”
Designer Aisha Rao on her Collection
“The refined details of appliqué, the classic silhouettes, and the moody colour scheme are made for the discerning buyers of today. Plus, what makes these pieces even more special, is how they use discarded fabrics to make something that’s one-of-a-kind. Sustainability is IN.”