India Couture Week 2021: Shraddha Kapoor turns muse for Falguni Shane Peacock’s ‘Love Is’ collection


Attractive actor Shraddha Kapoor was the chosen muse for Falguni Shane Peacock’s ‘Love Is,’ collection at India Couture Week, presented by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI).

She looked lovely in a deep red-based, intricately embroidered light golden lehenga with floral motifs and geometric details, adorned with beads, crystals and sequins. The handcrafted, full-sleeved blouse is replete with foliage and grid work details and completed with tassels. The ensemble is styled with a scallop-bordered dupatta encrusted with crystals and beads.

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Inspired by the monument of love, the Taj Mahal, the fashion film began with models in pristine white, making a picture perfect moment in front of the majestic monument.

It was an ode to the visionary saga of love by borrowing from the beauty of the Taj Mahal, from transcribing the innumerable motifs of the architectural gem on ensembles to varnishing them with refined adornments of Swarovski crystals, pearls, mirrors, sequins and beads.

From the wonder of white, it moved on to an array of happy hues, from mellow muted tones such as baked beige and pearl ivory, to pastels like rose pink and mint green, extending to deeper tones like emerald green, royal purple, turquoise and valiant poppy. A splash of silver and gold added to the grandeur and glamour.

The intricate crafting techniques replicated the structural marvel on the fabric via architectural motifs of domes and minarets, filigree of foliage, and motifs of the century’s fauna and birds.

And it’s nice to note that the ’Love is,’ collection has been crafted completely by hand to showcase the distinct handwriting and talents of a cluster of about 250 craftsmen from the designer duo’s adopted villages of Malihati, Islampur, Midnapore, Kharagpur and Marhtala in West Bengal with the couture signatures of Falguni Shane Peacock.