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Varun Bahl's collection

Designer Varun Bahl's collection is inspired nature, while Abhishek Gupta takes inspiration from the holy city of Benaras

By Puja Gupta

October 17, 2020 (IANSlife) Veteran designers Varun Bahl and Neeta Lulla launched their collections on Day 3 of the ongoing digital Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week, Spring Summer '21.

Bahl often uses nature as a theme in his collection and this time around ‘Bloom - Demi Couture '20’ is inspired by the power of nature. It features silhouettes like capes, waistcoats, tulip pants, and flared trousers in pure silk organza and satin.

Varun Bahl's collection
Varun Bahl's collection



The designer has used techniques like 3D floral embroidery, sequin detailing, bugle beads, ruffles, and pleating. The colour palette ranges from black, reds, pinks, bottle green to lighter hues like dusty pink and ivory. Crafted handmade flowers, 3D blossoms, ruffled and pleated details add drama to the ensembles.

 

Varun Bahl's collection
Varun Bahl's collection

 

Lulla's collection titled ‘The She Universe focuses on simplicity and wearability. It includes glimmering sarees, twinkling gowns, glitzy drapes and skirts with crop tops. The ensembles are for intimate yet formal affairs at home and for destination events.

 

Neeta Lulla's collection
Neeta Lulla's collection

 

Neeta Lulla's collection
Neeta Lulla's collection

 

Designer Abhishek Gupta also presented his collection ‘Benares’, inspired by the culture and the art of the holy city where he grew up. He has used traditional handloom fabrics with fine appliqué, pleating, textures and intricate thread embroidery. Sherwanis paired with big turbans, kurtas, anarkali suits and lehengas form the mainstay of the collection in the bright hues of red, pink, blue and black.

 

Abhishek Gupta's collection
Abhishek Gupta's collection 
Abhishek Gupta's collection
Abhishek Gupta's collection 

 

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