National, March 20, 2021: The Fashion Design Council of India and Lakme Fashion Week’s joint phygital, seasonless fashion week, slated from March 16-21, 2021 saw Limerick by Abirr and Nanki showcase their collection titled “Aurora”.
About the collection:
Aurora celebrates the advent of an invigorating new season, brimming with hope and optimism. As the world starts to heal, our collection explores the recovery from adversity, and resilience that breathes life into our beings.
The interplay of sheers, set against stark solids, bring to life luminosity and gentleness of spring in full bloom. Mixed crepes and organzas on unique silhouettes is a promise of transformation, the unfolding of a story, a new dawn.
This trans-seasonal collection, with a focus on resort wear, celebrates the rich craft and culture of our country, inspired by the 400-year-old art form of Pichwai that first originated in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. The word Pichwai, literally means “that which hangs at the back”, and refers to a resplendent form of pictorial textiles created for use as backdrops in shrines and temples.
Featuring meticulous compositions, finesse, and a distinct visual identity, each piece is a contemporary reflection of traditional motifs, where prints weave a story and are connected to one another. Sharp linear formations in sumptuous shades of turquoise, pink, purple, and navy find themselves juxtaposed against ancient artworks of lotuses, gently scattered around ponds and temples.
Playful, authentic, and reflective of our times, “Aurora” by Limerick is a showcase of new beginnings, a coming together of traditional prints, contemporary design, and flattering silhouettes, born from the rich artistic heritage of India.
“Every cloud has a silver lining and this pandemic too had one, when we saw the two titans of the fashion industry come together for the greater good of the industry. We are extremely excited about this union and looking forward to see what lies in store,” say the designers.