Sheer fabrics, netting, lace, geometric prints, floral patterns and simple silhouettes have been the main themes throughout most of the Indian designer collections for the upcoming spring/summer.
Indian designers Kiran Jaisinghani and Meghna Agarwal of the brand Myoho have incorporated a lot of these trends within their new collection ‘A Walk in the Woods’, whilst creating unique, wearable designs.
Kiran has stated that the collection has a very crisp and solemn feel to it that reminds the designer duo of a mid-summers day in the woods, which is where the name originated from.
The collection includes a subtle colour palette of a variety of greys, blues and pale reds, which contrasts with the pastels and bright orange hues that were seen a lot on the runway for other spring/summer collections.
Kiran also stated that for this summer they were in the mood for crisp appliqués in light greys and ivory with hints of black.
The designer duo has also added batik prints to their collection, as well as subtle peach and aqua prints. Using trendy geometric patterns such as stripes and polkas, they have created a fun element and feel to the collection so that it both accessible and not so serious. The silhouettes seen throughout the collection are comfortable and roomy, with earthy leaf and flower prints representing a summery walk through the woods.
Launched in August 2007, the brand’s name is founded on a traditional Buddhist chant; “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.”
Myoho separately means the mystic energies of the whole universe. The word resonates a tranquil, relaxed aesthetic that is a theme that is seen throughout the whole collection. In fact the designer duo even called Myoho their “passion child”.
Their main design focus is on showcasing traditional Indian handlooms and entwining them with contemporary western silhouettes.
Kiran studied a fashion degree at the SNDT University, followed by time at London College of Fashion, while Meghna graduated with a degree from the National Institute of Fashion Technology.
The talented duos are now working on their upcoming autumn collection, which is to be showcased at some of the Indian Fashion Weeks that are taking place later this year.
Sources: Khanom Couture