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A starry night in Spiti valley was the inspiration behind ace designer Samant Chauhan’s collection at LMIFWSS20

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A starry night in Spiti valley was the inspiration behind ace designer Samant Chauhan’s collection at LMIFWSS20

Ace designer Samant Chauhan mesmerised the fashion connessieurs and audience with his latest presentation, “A starry Night”, at Dhyaan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi on 9th October at #LMIFWSS20.

Taking inspiration from a ”Starry Night in Spiti Valley” Chauhan claims to be reminded of the Dutch painter- Van Gogh, and the designer tried to translate the famous painting into his collection.

Famous for his fascination for monochrome, the latest presentation saw outbursts of florals in shades of turquoise, red, blue, and golden, on the dominant background of black. The designer expressed that his trip to the valley in Himachal Pradesh altered his perspective to approach the colour ‘black.’

“We have always done white and it is the second edition of black. The first was how I used to view black as per my nostalgia. This collection was how I now see black, while talking to High on Persona magazine he infirmed. The majestic show used fabrics that ranged from sheer silk, cotton, and linen to organza, and Chauhan explained that the embroidery was a mix of handmade and machine and was woven into his staple Bhagalpuri but not on the typical tussar silk.

The collection that the couturier described as “timeless”, was a blend of modern pieces of pants to the spellbound age old gowns. A series of bell-sleeved gown with a trail, boat neck ankle length gown, among 37 looks made the show superhit. “We don’t follow a trend or the forecast. We do what we haven’t done before and how we can bring freshness to our collection,” he added.

The models wore hair neatly in a bun with Victorian-style bow, but according to Chauhan, that was where the similarity with the era ended. “When Van Gogh made this painting, perhaps he predicted through it that how difficult it would be to see the stars in the times to come. That we would have to travel 600km over two days to see such a view. It is going to be rare,” Chauhan said.

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