I like subtlety in farication, and attention to detail and texture over mindblowing glam. Or at least, that has been my vibe as of late. While I like a show as much as the next girl, I'm stuck in the zone of need something to wear, and in that zone, ten million swarovski crystals and a gold encrusted bodice is good for another girl. My fairy tale is a little less....shiny. So probably it's easy to see why I am loving Vineet Bahl's collection. This is, my friends, the epitomy of design genius.
Each piece is nostalgic while remain firmly contemporary. The fabrics are textured enough to create beauty but not to overwhelm the wearer. There is whimsy, in the miniature florals and rosettes, but there is also a womanly aura in the embroidered ornamentation that recalls our grandmother's heirloom luxuries. The silhouettes are womanly but not constricting on the body. Working in a restricted palette of buttery cream, Bahl expands his repertoire through lace, resham embroidery, subtle introduction of colour and a carefully controlled selection of abstract and literal floral motifs. So yes, in a nutshell, I loved this collection, and you can send anyone my way, to live in my closet forever, happily ever after.