Drawing his inspiration from the perfect world of love, happiness and extravaganza, Varun Chakkilam presented “The Utopian Dream”, an opulent collection of contemporary Indian wear at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020. Tracing his muse back to the romance of a woman, the line comprised a range of sensuous yet mesmerizing ensembles, juxtaposing finesse with ultra-glam.
Accentuating the glamour, the designer experimented with embellished bustier blouses teamed with voluminous skirts, fluid cocktail gowns covered in sequins, sheer trench coat-like jackets showcasing an array of Japanese floral motifs and prints, and a fun play of peplum with wrap-around skirts upping the oomph factor.
The dazzling Bollywood diva, Malaika Arora walked the ramp in a captivating lehenga and bustier in an alluring, deep red sequined, hand-embroidered, creation with 3D bird motifs. A sheer red decorated dupatta added a final touch to the look.
A fluid, glossy, cowl skirt in a romantic hue of rose-gold was styled with a glamorous silver, sleeveless blouse covered in embellishments that featured a sultry, plunging neckline. Another remarkable entry on the ramp was a voluminous peach lehenga and corset style blouse set that showcased evenly distributed floral, hand embroidery. For the men’s wear entries, it was a powder pink, raw silk sherwani with embellished thread work and matching pants. Another notable look was a bandgala adorned with ornaments and worn with white trousers, and a pink turban that completed the outfit.
Being inspired by the utopian state of mind – of a happy life with love – the colour palette symbolized psychological elements like purity, harmony and femininity of a woman with the silhouettes, dipped in tones of whites, mint greens and blush pinks. It’s, therefore, safe to say that Varun’s Summer/Resort 2020 collection, resonated with everything flamboyant and grandeur.
For the bride with an OTT sartorial sensibility, Varun Chakkilam’s latest collection “The Utopian Dream” was an ideal pick.