Celebrating their 10-year strong legacy in the fashion industry, ace designers and T+L A-list members Shivan & Narresh recently announced their new collection, SHIVAN & NARRESH #Wilding20s Series, in the national capital. With this collection, the fashion duo is taking us on a nation-wide and introspective journey, one seam at a time. By Bayar Jain
Replete with their signature spunk, luxury holiday brand SHIVAN & NARRESH recently unveiled their latest collection in celebration of their 10-year anniversary in New Delhi. Named #Wildings20s, with this collection the duo also factors in their love for all things travel and depicts the beauty of human, plant, and animal anatomy.
The collection is inspired by evolution and includes five prints: Gardenia, Oriri, Nebulous, Dame, and Camo Heart. Moreover this series, in particular, aims to illustrate the beauty of nature, plant, and animal anatomy into five holiday lifestyles: swimwear (depicted by snails); resort wear (peacocks); cruise wear (dolphins); safari (elephants); and ski wear (reindeers). To heighten this analogy, the show was set amidst the rocky lakes of the legendary Aravalli mountains.
The first two prints, Nebulous and Oriri, explore the interplay of cells and veins in the human body, while Camo Heart seeks inspiration from animals’ bodies camouflaging with the environment. On the other hand, dame is an art-inspired Renaissance print, while Gardenia is all for swimwear.
Speaking about this multi-level inspiration, the brand’s creative director Narresh Kukreja says in a statement, “2020 has been a tough year for all and has made us introspect. There is a huge sentiment of escape in people—from isolation, from confinement, and from rules. Therein lies the euphoria of breaking old patterns of life. This mindful madness is what will define #Wilding20s of this century. It will be remembered with kindness, enlightenment, benevolence, and will set patterns and movements for decades to follow.”
Adding to this, head designer Shivan Bhatiya says, “With travel at the centre of our design universe, ‘wild’ refers to going back and connecting to nature. #Wilding20s has been envisioned to look inwards and celebrate the synergy of animalia and plantae kingdoms in their most natural dignity, illustrated through five prints and 55 styles.”