Paras Shalini

DreamScape- Geisha Designs SS’15 


An evening wear collection that ​takes inspiration from​​the idea of ​​fossilized flowers preserved in time. A place where imagination is celebrated over reason.. A beautiful feeling of loss

Silhouettes: Drapes & pleats, maxi’s & separates, contrasted with romantic 50’s baby doll skirts are prominent in the collection.

Colours, Embellishments & Fabrics:  Tea-dipped ivories, Morning sunshine Yellows, Apple Greens & fozzilised blues speak the loudest against prints of pressed flowers on parchment base. Play of transparencies and opacities , Lace like patterns, Botanical floral Applique work & Embroidery dot the collection. Fabrics are rich and soft, silky taffetas & heavy Jerseys punctuated by intricate laser cuts.

Accessories: Gothic Bold earrings, Black ribbons, Sprayed flower wreaths, Ballerina Shoes, knots, lace cuffs & Halo like head pieces add to the mood . Hair is loosely knotted and Makeup is the barely there look, accented by rosy lips , brown eye shadows. Black Nails  complete the look.

Imagery:  With a feel of ​dreamy nostalgia, we take a  journey ​back in​time through the forests of our past in search of ​a forgotten sweetness and innocence.

“ As the flaming orbs of the Apollo first tread their steps to earth, I walk slowly on mother nature’s carpet of rich verdant green, to hear our friends, their throats pulsating in an anthem of praise , weighed to the youthful season of the year….”

Nostalgia, Fossils, romanticism are the key words that encapsulate the collection.

A sentimental journey in Time….

About the Label: The Paras and Shalini label is sheer poetry written in the language of fabric, thread & beads. The Geisha Label has little that’s over the top, yet, it is precisely the stuff fashionable dreams are made of.

Flowers, art, heritage, mystique, life and nature’s pride creates and inspires the romantic world of Geisha Designs. The designer duo, Shalini Jaikaria and Paras Bairoliya, re- create traditional silhouettes with a distinctive old- world romantic look. Delicate embroidery, striking textures, vibrant motifs coupled with meticulous precision in detail make their creations beautiful inside out.

The Label currently retails in over 100 high end stores across India, South East Asia, The Middle East, U.S.A, Europe & South Africa.

“There is something superficial and volatile about the seasonal and elusive whims of fashion which offends our sense of beauty. And therefore we persevere to sustain a feeling of enchantment in this world of fashion that never tires, never changes, never dies.” feel the designer partners.

Stylist: Sharon Frances Crawford

Campaign Photography & Videography: Amit Shah

Hair & make-up for Campaign Images/ Video: Anand Kaira

Runway Show Hair & Make-up: Ambika Pillai

Choreography, Light , Sound & Ideation: Asha & Vidyun (Media Makers)

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