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HYDERABAD: Attention to the tonal quality of gold is evoked when paired with pastel palettes of azure, opal, mint, turquoise, mauve and queen violet, as accents of Light gold may fade into the background, in its iridescence, but its charm remains. This designer’s collection features intricately embellished hand embroidery on naturally dyed and hand-woven textiles.

It’s a golden age, at least for weddings in India, or at least that’s the traction we see on Instagram during weddings, anyway – the latest collection from the India-based fashion designer Arvind Ampula town is golden, but it’s not just bland. There is more to this. At Varenyam’s bridal fashion show, CE saw the designer’s collection of the luminescence of gold in its myriad shades.

Designer Arvind has proven that gold can be iridescent when skilfully combined with fabrics and textiles. Her latest collection brought a harmonious effect to plush silk in bridal wear, complemented by the magical, softening iridescence of gold that can hit any bride or groom with an intense sensation. Sometimes two extremes of color are juxtaposed in his work to create a unique hue; it mixes pastel peach pink with coral red and intricate gold embroidery patterns, which look like white gold on peach pink and bright yellow on coral red.

Adorning her collection, which featured a maximalist yet simple design, models walked the rose-lined ramp at Taramati Baradari. Attention to the tonal quality of gold is evoked when paired with pastel palettes of azure, opal, mint, turquoise, mauve and queen violet, as gold accents light may fade into the background, but its charm remains. Her collection features intricately embellished hand embroidery on naturally dyed and handwoven textiles.

The pastels are soft and shiny and give the softness of a velvety tint to the swollen pallus. The designs were indeed an attempt to create something original; Designer Ramya, who showcased her temple-inspired bridal collection at the show, appreciated Arvind’s work and added, “A unique blend was used, those colors that evoke sudden pleasure, in anyone who wears it at whoever looks at it.”

“The rich flora and fauna inspire intricate embroidered embellishments with shades of gold and silver,” says Arvind, who showcased his Hyderabad Fashion Week 2015 and Hyderabad Couture Week collection earlier. “The rich shades of grassy green, light blue, fruity berry red and peach that dominate the festive palette are drawn from the harlequin orchards of the Himalayas. The mystical orchards of the Himalayas are central to the inspiration of the collection which abounds in feminine bow tops paired with drop crotch dhoti strung with a patchwork cape with a riot of rich colors.

The collection celebrates the art of creating elegant, unique and timeless fashion outfits/outfits by balancing and innovating the traditional elegance of Indian clothing in terms of silhouette, design, color combinations and style. “It’s a contemporary and fresh take on tradition, like flowing anarkalis with padded backs and corsets, opacified silk dresses with bows across the seams. The fluidity and timelessness of the shimmering, sheer Himalayan river serve as inspiration for our silhouettes that we see in my work,” added the designer.

HYDERABAD: Attention to the tonal quality of gold is evoked when paired with pastel palettes of azure, opal, mint, turquoise, mauve and queen violet, as accents of Light gold may fade into the background, in its iridescence, but its charm remains. This designer’s collection features intricate hand embroidery intricately embellished on naturally dyed and hand-woven textiles. Designer Arvind Ampula’s latest collection is gold, but not just gold. There is more to this. At Varenyam’s bridal fashion show, CE saw the designer’s collection of the luminescence of gold in its myriad shades. Designer Arvind has proven that gold can be iridescent when skilfully combined with fabrics and textiles. Her latest collection brought a harmonious effect to plush silk in bridal wear, complemented by the magical, softening iridescence of gold that can hit any bride or groom with an intense sensation. Sometimes two extremes of color are juxtaposed in his work to create a unique hue; it mixes pastel peach pink with coral red and intricate gold embroidery patterns, which look like white gold on peach pink and bright yellow on coral red. Adorning her collection, which featured a maximalist yet simple design, models walked the rose-lined ramp at Taramati Baradari. Attention to the tonal quality of gold is evoked when paired with pastel palettes of azure, opal, mint, turquoise, mauve and queen violet, as gold accents light may fade into the background, but its charm remains. Her collection features intricately embellished hand embroidery on naturally dyed and handwoven textiles. The pastels are soft and shiny and give the softness of a velvety tint to the swollen pallus. The designs were indeed an attempt to create something original; Designer Ramya, who showcased her temple-inspired bridal collection at the show, appreciated Arvind’s work and added, “A unique blend was used, those colors that evoke sudden pleasure, in anyone who wears it at whoever looks at it.” “The rich flora and fauna inspire intricate embroidered embellishments with shades of gold and silver,” says Arvind, who showcased his Hyderabad Fashion Week 2015 and Hyderabad Couture Week collection earlier. “The rich shades of grassy green, light blue, fruity berry red and peach that dominate the festive palette are drawn from the harlequin orchards of the Himalayas. The mystical orchards of the Himalayas are central to the inspiration of the collection which abounds in feminine bow tops paired with drop crotch dhoti strung with a patchwork cape with a riot of rich colors. The collection celebrates the art of creating elegant, unique and timeless fashion outfits/outfits by balancing and innovating the traditional elegance of Indian clothing in terms of silhouette, design, color combinations and style. “It’s a contemporary and fresh take on tradition, like flowing anarkalis with padded backs and corsets, opacified silk dresses with bows across the seams. The fluidity and timelessness of the shimmering, sheer Himalayan river serve as inspiration for our silhouettes that we see in my work,” added the designer.