Established designer Urvashi Joneja captured the concept of aging gracefully with her clothing line ‘Retold’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Drawing motivation from a phase of life that everyone is familiar with, she based her designs on the process of aging, an inevitable phenomenon in our lives. It explored a vast insecurity and fear that one faces when that time comes, and the paradox being a new found appreciation that one also derives from it.
The assemblage combined new interpretations of old classics and gingham checks. The designer also used a natural expression of age from nature, which was tree rings, beautifully conceptualised on the garments giving it an added texture.
Artistically manipulated fabrics added to the portrayal of the duality of the aging process. Techniques like printing and laser cut gave the collection a perfect finish. Classics like the high low peplum paired with cigarette pants along with a collared white laser-cut cape complemented the high waist ankle length pants.
Elegant in construction and beautiful in theory, ‘Retold’ by Urvashi Joneja made one realise that you don’t just get old and wrinkly with age, but that the wrinkles are put there with love, laughter and experience.