With his latest “50 Shades of Happiness” collection, designer Suneet Varma says he has tried to highlight the need to stay in shape and focus on the happy moments in life.
The couturier presented his collection of womenswear on Friday at the ‘phygital’ edition of the ongoing FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week.
Inspired by the picturesque Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand, the range included saris, ensembles and lehenga choli dresses adorned with the delicate placement of ornaments and embroidery.
The color palette was a mix of shades of red, pink, yellow, green, and blue.
“’50 Shades of Happiness’ really symbolizes the importance of staying mentally fit, alert, being able to deal with calamities and coming out of them feeling joy; it can be through color, art, music; It can be anything but some satisfaction and happiness.
“The collection offers many colors, which is very unusual for my collections. It offers a lot of beautiful clear silhouettes and very happy tonal embroidery, ”the Delhi-based designer told PTI.
Coming out of a pandemic, Varma said it was important for him to focus his creative energies on the positive aspects of life.
“It became imperative and important that we find joy in almost anything. So I call it ’50 Shades of Happiness’ – look for happiness in the smallest things and whatever makes your day more joyous and happy, “said the designer.
Varma added that he has worked more diligently, harder and with more satisfaction in the last year.
“We did fashion week last season and we are doing fashion week this season. Plus we’ve had a haute couture week, we’ve never done so many shows and collections in a year, so I think you can sit back and wait for the tide to turn or just swim to shore yourself. “
The couturier said that the pandemic has changed the way the industry works, as designers have now become more environmentally friendly.
“We are not doing a lot of chemical dyes, we are looking for more handmade fabrics, more manual fabrics, more vegetable dyes, looking for beautiful tie dyes from Jodhpur.”
He believes that designers have realized that it is okay to create an updated capsule collection rather than opting for a broader range.
“We are also looking to do less. I don’t think it’s important to make very large collections and have a very large offer. “
FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week, a combination of virtual and face-to-face events, will conclude on Sunday.