India Couture Week 2022: Seduced by Sitara from Suneet Varma


Gigantic butterfly props popped in your eye even before you soaked in the view of the models flitting across at Suneet Varma’s show at India Couture Week 2022, presented by FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India) in association with Lotus Makeup.

Happy hues of red, white, pink, yellow caught your eye in this couture collection called Sitara. The collection has been described as a modern and theatrical representation of the modern Indian woman who lives in the today, yet embraces the romance of traditional Indian couture which is like a sixth sense of seduction.

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It has its own vocabulary and language, like an elaborate braid entwined with history, myth and tradition. It may be modern, whimsical or demure, but is always magnificent and carefully crafted.

The showcase included a mix of traditional motifs with abstract artworks enhanced by age-old crafts of India that forms a picture of a perfect, feminine, romantic and modern woman. The bling thing was pronounced and on view were red lehengas with sequins, sexy blouses with cutout detailing, blouses teamed with blingy saris.

And, if you looked closely, you saw that the butterfly props were subtly bedecked with jewellery!