Designer Shruti Sancheti showcased her collection Constantinople at Amazon India Fashion Week – Autumn Winter 2016 and Actress Aditi Rao Hydari has walked the ramp for her.
The epicentre of Cross cultural pollination – Istanbul forms the narration for our Fall 2016-17 collection. This City of contradiction poetically embraces the modern and Mythical. Unfolding the multifaceted spectrum of this enriched city, Constantinople celebrates the neo-Ethnic Diversity.
Rooted in the Islamic architecture and the Byzantine Opulence, the collection features Ultra luxurious modern cuts with quintessential handcrafted brilliance. Conflicting pattern clashes of Fluid Paisley, Geometric mosaics and rustic clamp dying forms the core DNA of this line. Versatile and Vivacious, this collection is the perfect postcard to the land of Sultan’s and their timeless Sultanate.
The Collection is a paradox of conflicting craft’s, fabrics and cultural ethos, deeply influenced by the unconventional characteristics of the historic and exotic city. Since the distinctive feature of our brand is to celebrate textiles and crafts, the collection offers natural fibres like finely woven Karnataka silk, chanderi, chambray, wool, teamed with international favourite’s like felt and denim, to impart a global appeal.
The handwork is a nod to rich heritage of this unique city in terms of screen printing, block printing and even digital prints on natural fibres, with motifs of paisley’s, Turkish medallions, prints from majestic architecture and tiles and the famous Turkish rugs.
Intricate surface ornamentation in form of exquisite carpet embroidery, nomadic Kurdish laces, Gunmetal diskettes and sequins have been used to offer a native and authentic look.
Innovative yet global silhouettes inspired by the two conflicting culture’s but with a contemporary twist like long pleated skirts, midi’s, maxis, capes, peplum shirts, wide legged trousers, culottes, shirt dresses, asymmetrical hemlines, unconventional denim jackets with exquisite surface ornamentation and more are an integral part of the collection.
The colour palette is deep and dark like oxblood, burnt orange, deep purple’s, royal blue, teal, slate grey; perfect for the upcoming Autumn/Winter.
Value additions like interesting scarves, shawls, gunmetal brooches and customized gunmetal mules have been added to complete the look.
It offers a collection for the ardent connoisseur, the other end of a fashion spectrum and bestows a detail oriented, historically, geographically and culturally inspired garments that are global in their execution yet steeped in local traditions.