Aarti Vijay Gupta celebrates the truest spirit of Morocco, with her latest collection ‘Moroccan Mosaic’
Showcased at Lakme Fashion Week SS 2015 – Date: Sunday 22nd , March 2015 Time: 12:00pm Venue: Palladium Hotel
Inspired by the intricate and delicate work of mosaic from the famed lands of Morocco, Aarti Vijay Gupta’s collection ‘Moroccan Mosaic’ took the audience on an overwhelming journey of style and glamour as the show presented an array of silhouettes. Taking forward her signature prints, a refreshing jolt was added, on a backdrop by injecting shots of motifs that were dominated with interesting wildlife & day to day prints like parrots, trees, houses and peacocks in the mosaic pattern.
The silhouettes are easy and languid which give the garments a relaxed appeal creating a medley of the perfect fitting and voluminous shapes which comprise of capes, jackets, crop tops, pencil skirts, A-line dresses and sheath dresses in vibrant colours and different styles.
It’s an attempt to capture the colourful world of mosaic in the clothes with as much detailing and highest level of craftsmanship. Literally a poetry being woven through this art form… Moroccan mosaic tea glasses have a distinct gold art and some soft organza pieces in the collection have the gold teal work. The luminous quality helps the clothes get a distinctive feel and style.
Known for having a packed house at every show, this time was no surprise with audiences cheering for every creation that took centre stage. The set up looked dynamic with flashes of electrifying colours, and the feel was very joyous and upbeat. Commemorating to the theme, the music, a very peppy track was especially designed for the show to intensify the mood.
As she takes a bow an ecstatic Aarti exclaims, “The challenge was also to replicate the art without breaking the pattern in one single garment. The occasional attention grabbing flashes of sheer and the fresh colour palette incorporated in different styles are the special moments in my ensembles. I have been blessed with all the love and good wishes and I’m extremely delighted by the feedback received and I assure to leave you amazed with every upcoming line.”
Essentially, a technique of decorative art or interior decoration, most mosaics are made of small, flat, roughly square pieces of stone or glass of different colours, known as tesserae.