Posted on February 21, 2020 at 2:03 am

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Promises by Sunaina Khera Lakme Fashion Week SS ’20

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Inspired by a letter Sunaina Khera received from her best friend, ‘Promises’ is a collection built of hopes, wishes, and dreams for lasting happiness. It began from a place of love, a best friend celebrating the unpretentious, openness of her soul sister getting married. An expression of her unique personality expressed in a lehenga.

Promises I Sunaina Khera Lakme Fashion Week SS '20
Show 03 MRUNALINI RAOPOOJA SHROFFSUNAINA KHERA During the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2020 at Jio Gardens in Mumbai, India on February 16th, 2020.
Photo : FS Images / Lakme Fashion Week / IMG Reliance

In the letter, Sunaina’s friend Mehak writes,

“Ever since you were in college showing me your beautiful work, I remember all those swatches and the joy they would bring to your face. I knew it then, on my big day I would wear something made by you”.

‘Promises’ is an extension of that feeling. The pure joy of creation, especially for a person you love and share a lifetime of sisterhood with. From cocktail outfits to date night clothes building into a lehenga, this is a collection that is relaxed, fun and designed to move around in.

In her first collection ‘Promises’ that culminates with a bridal look, Sunaina endeavored to break a pattern she notices across bridal designing and styling in India, to strip away the “sameness” and create a look that is unique and allows the bride’s personality to shine through. ‘Promises’ uses a collection of repeating patterns and motifs steeped in symbolism. The most noticeable of them is the infinity sign, a pictorial vibe that celebrates the occasion.

The collection encompasses colors ranging from blush to traditional red with delightful streaks of silver and grey. Three-dimensional motifs and intricately hand-embroidered flowers, and life bloom across surfaces, symbolic of new beginnings.

Speaking about the collection, Sunaina Khera said,

“I always thought I would design bridal wear in 5-10 years, I’ve always had a vision for it. But my best friend is getting married next year and this letter inspired me to make her outfit and extend that mood into my collection for SS20.”

Sunaina Khera
Sunaina Khera
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