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Seema Gujral’s “Portraits”- Couture 2020

A Royal Tapestry of Nostalgic Beauty & Timeless Regalia

A unique collection of 12 ensembles for the Modern Indian bride. Portraits’ are not just ensembles but tales, tales of tradition and beautifully woven diversity, created for the modern bride, who wants to wear the beauty of her roots on her special day. It is an innately regal collection, where each piece has a character and a face, inspired by the Maharanis of yore, where every bride should feel that sense of regalia.

Mood Board

The Couturier finds inspiration when she chanced upon a collection of heritage imagery of royal couture and the architecture of Rajasthan’s forts and palaces. Blue blood is in the cultural fabric of the nation, a history that’s laden with opulence and elan, a story that calls to be told, in a new and unique manner.

Highlights

·        Blend of royal charm coupled with modern sensibility, when luxury meets comfort.

·        Amalgamation of traditional crafts, one-of-a kind handiwork and contemporary haute couture generates alluring, urbane and time-less attire.

·        The designs, spell clean lines where old world charm merges seamlessly with nouveau Indian grandeur.

·        Indian in sensibility yet international in quality and finesse.

·         Fine craftsmanship of intricate embroideries, gotta patti and mirror work, stylizing and attention to detail. From the crystals to the sequins to the mirror work, each piece is hand woven, hand studded, like true artisanal pieces should be.

Focal Points

‘Portraits’ as a collection follows the delicately evolving phases of Maharanis, where time moved but the craftsmanship was such that each piece remained timeless. With two design forms, Ghararas and Lehengas, it is the subtle detailing that makes each piece unique.

·         The three-dimensional floral embroideries using varied fabrics, embroidery materials and a combination of various embroidery techniques along with traditional Rajasthani mirror work and soft multicoloured sequins.

·        The collection features trending elements like double dupattas and embroidered belts which bring the modern element to essentially traditional Indian festive wear.

Color Canvas

. The color palette is an eclectic mix of softer hues for the day occasions such as ivory, beige, yellow and deep mustards, rusts, and reds for the night. Then there is the light rose gold gota patti work heavily accentuated with pearls and crystals to create a glamorous silhouette.

 Designer’s Take

 “I am very excited to showcase my couture collection ‘Portraits’ . Through this collection I have tried to express my love for Indian royalty through elaborate embroideries and intricate craftsmanship making each piece timeless. I believe that there is a sense of hidden royalty in every woman & this collection will help them unleash the queen within.”

Available at

 Seema Gujral’s Studio as well as Aza, Ogaan, Pernia’s Pop Up Shop and Origins

Address: B-135, B Block, Sector 6, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Instagram: @seemagujraldesign

About Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral was a dreamer since childhood and wanted to carve a niche for herself in a profession where she could express her creativity. Her self-taught skill of pattern making and draping and endeavor to achieve the synthesis of popular and avant-garde aesthetics, enabled her to start her love affair with design when she started her production house, Iris in 1995 with a team of only three people. The brand consistently flourished and Seema forayed into embroidered garments, which was met with rave reviews from her existing customers, friends and family. Thus, began Seema’s journey to fame, successfully delivering bespoke designs to Indian Market for the past 25 years. 

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