Zara Umrigar On Her PFW Show: This Is My Most Glamorous Collection As Yet
With a talent and vision like that of designer Zara Umrigar, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the creative genius has already carved a niche for her self on a Global platform in such a short span of time. Afterall, it’s not without reason that she boasts of a celebrity client list with names like Sonakshi Sinha, Kareena Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Mel B, Corina Calderon, Anabelle Acosta and several others. Adding yet another leaf of victory to her perpetually soaring portfolio, the designer will soon be presenting an 8-piece collection at the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 as part of a 4-designer show, after being discovered on social media to present on a stage for some of the most exciting, new, and independent designers from around the world.
While cleans cuts, intricate detailing and a beautiful fusion of western silhouettes and Indian hand-embroideries have always been Zara’s thing, the young designer seems to have outdone herself with this new collection that can best be described as a high dose of flamboyant glamour, from what little we’ve seen of it. As it happens, the designer agrees with us too and claims this is her “most couture, glamorous collection yet” as was revealed to MFG in an exclusive interview where Zara gave out more deets on this beautiful and elaborate collection. Excerpts…
1. What is the theme and inspiration for this collection?
The inspiration for this collection is our planet… celebrating the beauty of it whilst shedding light on parts of it that are dying and becoming extinct. From glaciers to rainforests to wildlife to that of the ocean, there’s my interpretation of each through style, colour and embroidery.
2. How have you blended your signature style with this theme?
My signature style is best defined by classic cuts and bold hand embroidery. I have maintained both for this collection, but with an added amount of drama and grandeur to each piece that represents different parts of our planet. I would say this is my most couture, glamorous collection yet.
3. What does the colour palette look like?
The colours range from soft pink, peach and light gold to darker, bolder shades of those colours.
4. What textiles and techniques dominate this collection?
For this collection, I worked with different textures of tulle and various embroidery techniques that are a mix of bead, sequin and thread work. Each piece is unique and holds an important message, which is what makes this collection so special.
5. Which is your favourite piece from the collection?
My favourite piece from the collection is a beautiful peach gown that is inspired by birds. It has intricately embroidered feather patterns, a plunging neckline and grand silhouette.