Over the years,one has come to the conclusion that designer couple Shane and Falguni Peacock is a perfect balance of naughty and nice. They disobey,experiment and tread around the forbidden,creating ugliness and juxtaposing it with beauty,all at once. Their bride too,it seems,dwells around the edges,has a grey side to her and a fascination for flowers. Lots of flowers.
On Day Three of IBFW,the duo created the biblical garden and had Eve walk the runway. Titled The Garden of Eden,the collection was a surprise winner and added the much needed sheen to the event. From ghaghras and gowns to farshi pyjamas and pre-stitched saris with halter blouses and shrugs,the designers brought quite a bit on the runway.
It was a garden wedding with an open invitation. So there were metallic butterflies around the waist and must-have floral head gears that gave the range an offbeat bridal look. Vintage lace,chiffon,net,georgette,chantilly lace and fur were the prime fabrics,with a colour palette comprising neon pink,red,peach,green,white and black. Of course,we spotted their signature feathers on a few ensembles.
Known for introducing a number of embroideries in every collection,this too had the same strength. From applique work in lehengas to silver gota work in layered anarkalis and a shimmery,fairytale effect on other clothes the range was by far one of the most experimental at the bridal week.
Actor Neha Dhupia strutted in a black multi-layered gown with the metallic butterfly on the waist to Adeles Skyfall. But the presence of a Bollywood star did not steal the limelight from their creations.
Plum and pink flowers on the stage,Nina Simones Put a Spell on You and some haunting instrumental versions of classics such as Sweet child omine and Nothing else matters only added to the feel of the show. Its a garden one would happily visit again,for the forbidden fruit.