This Autumn/winter textile collection is a mystical explosion of dark romance, Hindu mythology, female empowerment and fantasy. The textiles depict a magical narrative of a female heroine, which aim to reflect power, lust and the essence of beauty. The inspiration behind this collection was initially adopted by the everyday woman and her strive for empowerment in a cultural and objectified society. Aspired by the incarnation of goddess Kali the collection is based on a fictional world of a divine goddess, female power and crafted creativity. Clusters of orchids represent several characteristics of the goddess to amplify her beauty, power and passion in life. Research is broadened by looking at decaying taxidermy and flowers as well as the Hunterian Museum London and the film Metropolis to bring out life within objects. Orkidia celebrates womanhood filled with vibrant orchid motives to capture its opulence, elegance and delicate femenity through ornamental artistry and embroidery. The collection comprises clusters of orchids with a twist of dark romance indulged with decaying beauty. It symbolizes a woman’s strength, inner beauty, passion, generosity and her capability to over come obstacles in life. Vivid colour mixtures of shades of blue, fuchsia, black and deep purple emanate sensuality and fantasy whereas nude, blushed pink, golden lime adds delicacy and a touch of nature. An exciting harmonic balance can be seen in the collection with a mixture of tradition and modern contemporary embroidery techniques.
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