Vintage vibes: Rimple and Harpreet Narula’s new collection is a blend of B’town grandeur and boho chic
Intricately-woven ensembles and traditional silhouettes have always been designer duo Rimple and Harpreet Narula’s forte. And their latest Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Qafila, which salutes the spirit of wanderlust is as grand as it gets. However, that’s not the only idea that influenced the collection. “We had been researching a lot given that we are also designing the costumes for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming historical epic, Padmavati. Hence, some of the inspirations stayed with us as we came up with our latest collection,” says Rimple, referring to the much talked-about project that has put the spotlight on their eponymous brand.
Apart from ethnic creations fit for royalty, there are a few Westernised elements like long capes and jackets as well. The rich, antiquated surface ornamentation comes from Warq ka Kaam, block printing and gotta embroidery on handloom fabrics, Chanderi silks and cotton.
The colour palette includes earth marsalas, deep purples and inky blues. If you look closely at their creations, you could spot a mélange of motifs – such as the French Paisley, Arabesque cartouches and flowering trellises, Mughal artworks, and minarets. Their collection is now available off the shelf at Rimple and Harpreet Narula Couture in New Delhi. However, patrons in Hyderabad can place their orders by getting in touch with the designer’s team on Facebook and Instagram.
Rs. 35,000 onwards. Details: www.facebook.com/RimpleAndHarpreetNarula