FDCI x LFW, 05-10 OCTOBER 2021

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Samant Chauhan

Samant Chauhan’s collection “Strawberry Thief” exclusively streamed on Trell, unveiled a fascinating look at FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week.

Samant Chauhan said, “Trell is a very interesting app in that it has a plethora of creators coming up with interesting content. It was a fruitful collaboration as we were able to reach out to newer audiences who are very fashion conscious and aware.”

Fascinated by the work of William Morris even when Samant Chauhan was a student at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, it was his visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum that further influenced his design ideology and inspired him to establish Morris and Co. Like Morris, Samant has tried to restore prestigious, handmade crafts away from machine made textiles.

The collection “Strawberry Thief” by Samant was inspired by the iconic works of Morris that are world-renowned. Using cotton and silk weaves by artisans in Bhagalpur, the garments had a luxurious appeal. The Spring/Summer 2022 line had elements borrowed from the William Morris work of the same name, as geometry, abstract forms, symmetry and embroidery came together for a great visual experience. Samant exclusively crafted the mesmerizing prints and embellishments for the ensembles, which will be an ideal choice at fashionable soirées.

Rows of beautiful, embroidery embellished the stark, white paneled gown, some with intricately worked bodices. The cross- over, heavily, encrusted, maxi with drop-shoulders, balloon- sleeves, sported impressive wide cuffs, while the majestic white coat with spiraling, foliage looked stunning over an indigo/white layered ombré maxi.

Shading appeared periodically for a white/green gown with intricate 3D appliqués and foliage embroidery running down the bodice. Serene gowns were detailed with impeccable work and a kaftan brought a leisurely touch. Cutouts of appliqués adorned the shoulders of a floor-kissing robe but the 3D appliqués of birds and leaves almost looked as if they flew of the long maxi. For a stark tailored look, there was a finely, finished fully embroidered jacket.

For a hint of art, style glamour, and creative fabrics, the “Strawberry Thief” collection by Samant Chauhan, exclusively on Trell, delighted the fashion forward fashionistas.