Parul Bhargava is known for sculpting exclusive silhouettes. She manages to create artwork on the ramp with a tender touch from her Parisian aesthetics and adaptations. For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015, she presented her “Midnight in Paris” collection on the Jabong Stage. The collection is from her label ‘Mirage‘, a line Inspired by “water lilies”, which was a jewel from the prolific impressionist Claude Monet’s artistic treasury.
The water lily Nymphaea, which dazzled on the canvas, was woven into a timeless collection. The old school glamour of the 50’s and 60’s was translated precisely into the garments that cast a lasting spell. It was a classic interpretation of Monet’s masterpiece that crafted an 1880’s movement with a regal taste and aura.
The color palette stayed authentic to the theme, ranging from coal-black to powder blue, nude and chalky white. The hues held the legacy of the paintings’ vintage demeanor, while the fabrics varied from crépe to stretch cotton and jacquard that played a pivotal role to complete the collection.
Sophisticated chic powder blue dress encrusted with beads, floral knee length dress embossed with botanic embroidery in the neckline, nude jumpsuit with an asymmetrical black wrap over top, sheer pencil skirt paired with a black shirt and nude half sequined top paired with black fitted trousers were the highlights of the line.
Showstopper, Indian film actress and former model Anjana Sukhani, walked down the ramp in a nude beaded sheer gown with intricate pleat detailing, which enhanced the feminine essence of the attire. The priceless oil painted portrait, made with an ambiguous approach was well embraced on the ramp. The ensembles were an overwhelming depiction of a legend’s vision and a heart-warming tribute to his sheer excellence.
Parul Bhargava’s bespoke collection “Midnight in Paris” for her label ‘Mirage‘ brought back the nostalgia of French prominence and lifestyle.