Priyam Narayan’s collection at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015, paid homage to the modern independent women strongly rooted by feminism. Though its inspiration was from biblical times, it precisely portrayed the essence of the present.
The main focus for the theme was a French artist Gustave Dore’s painting titled ‘The Song of Deborah’. It was a painting showing the hymn sung by Deborah that celebrated the defeat, which was possible because of the help of two women. This made it a perfect inspiration for New Age feminine representation.
The symbolic silhouettes channelized the strong femininity from Deborah’s dressing. This led to the overall look being Middle Eastern, which was showcased in contemporary form that ranged from maxi dresses to jackets, kaftans, capes, etc. He succeeded in inventing his own take on basic silhouettes through different ways. Structured shoulder dress in vibrant orange glided in with smooth movement of maxi. The yellow shirt dress with subtle embroidery also spoke of the calm and free portrayal of the mood.
The silhouettes played their part through fabrics such as Mooga silks, flat chiffons, georgette, satin linen and satin cotton with highlights of jute. The collection demonstrated the beautiful Palestinian embroidery techniques like couching, tahriri and silk patch works. The colours used suited the autumn and festive aura with shades of yellow and pink.
Priyam Narayan’s collection talked about self-belief and strength that impressed one and all and made them sway with the rhythm that flowed down the runway.