Aarohanam, presented at Paris Couture Week on January 25, 2024
A fusion of art, fashion, and spirituality, weaving together elements of tradition, symbolism, and contemporary design.
Essence of Ascension:
Rooted in the essence of ascension, this opulent journey from the tangible to the sublime unfolds as a masterpiece inspired by the profound spiritual significance of the Sanskrit word. Drawing parallels with the shedding of a snake’s skin, this metaphorical journey hints at leaving behind the old and embracing a renewed, enlightened self.
The colors – absolute black, Agni orange, reflective sand, and ether blue – symbolize different stages of transformation. The use of Agni orange, for example, may signify the transformative and purifying power of fire.
Silhouettes and Sculpting Art:
Meticulous craftsmanship aligns with the overall theme. Adorned with couture’s signature sculpting art, gracefully play with volume, echoing the flickering dance of a flame Each piece, be it a cropped jacket, exaggerated cape, fluid trench coat, or sculpted metal structure, embodies the surrealism found in ancient Indian texts like the Vedas.
Rich Indigenous Techniques:
Incorporating techniques such as Badla, Mukaish, and Zardozi emphasizes a connection to traditional craftsmanship, rooting the collection in the rich heritage of Indian textiles and embellishments.
Illumination by Multi-Dimensional Crystals:
The use of crystals suggests a play with light and reflections, possibly symbolizing enlightenment or the inner radiance that comes with spiritual ascension.