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VARUN BAHL
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Titled 'Nocturne', Varun Bahl Autumn Winter 2016 opened Amazon India Fashion Week, marking his return to RTW after five years. Threaded with calmness, certainty and a little bit of mystery owing to the gilded bug on the catwalk, there was sheer excitement that refused to be quenched as his floral show notes read: "It's a jungle where jewelled owls peep out from flowering hydrangeas and squirrels scurry about on sequinned branches. Spring's abundance of blooms prettifies Fall's dark evenings and luscious pomegranates burst with ripe rubies…!"

 

Bahl's ensembles are popular with the star-truffled set due to classic, precision cuts that allow wearers to layer and style it. This was no different—the enchanted forest theme played out with theatrical motifs i.e. jewelled owl, horse with an embellished mane and giant pomegranate to name a few! The masterful play of sheer and opaque, subtle shimmer and dark palette inspired by Gauguin tropical forests, and intricate floral threadwork on the tunics, slim pants, diaphanous skirts, ruffled dresses and sequinned bombers created what is sure to be the most coveted eveningwear of the season, crafted with neoprene, handwoven silk, crepe and tulle. Personally, I loved the black dress and gold with a magisterial play of textures and the diaphanous black dress with a patchwork bouquet of flowers at its heart though the gold dress with fur collar came a close third!!

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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VARUN BAHL - Autumn Winter 2011 VARUN BAHL - COUTURE 2011
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