Seoul is a city of vibrance, culture, creativity, beauty and fashion. So it wasn’t a surprise when India’s print master duo – Shivan and Narresh decided to make an entire series dedicated to the beautiful city.
The luxury swim and resort wear brand who have dressed the likes of Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling decided to take a step east word for their SS20 collection.
The collection is influenced by Seoul’s sartorial aesthetic, in combination with the spirit of the holiday.
The prints made specifically for the likings of the modern millennial are “bold, pop, scripted and enchanting” according to Shivan Bhatia, Head Designer Shivan, SHIVAN & NARRESH.
They include vibrant colour combinations and Hangeul text with the words ‘Shivan & Narresh‘.
source : www.shivanandnarresh.com
The collection includes a variety of swimwear, bustiers, saris, sweatshirts, shirts, along with new and unique PVC puffer jackets and metallic textiles that looks sumptuous, taking you directly to a Parisian cityscape with fashionable cafes and cream picturesque buildings. In many pieces, we see a stunning amalgamation of Indian and Korean traditional wear. They also posted to their Facebook page about the exhibits from the ‘Alternative Languages’ at the Museum of Contemporary Modern Art, Korea that influenced the colour palette and prints for the series.
Seen in order of appearance Narresh Kukreja, Diana Penty and Shivan Bhatia.
In one leg of the series we see a more calm and eerie style of design with flowy silhouettes and floral prints influenced by Seoul’s ‘Morning Calm’ and on another we have ‘HUTUTI’ which revels in the more royal affairs with conscientious hand-crafted techniques that are signature styles of the brand, with motifs of birds native to South Korea. They even incorporated a social media campaign with an insight into Seoul’s slang with a nightlife creative in the mix.
The collections have been seen on many Bollywood celebrities including Deepika Padukone, Kriti Sanon, Sarah Ali Khan, Kiara Advani, Radhika Apte, Karthik Aryan and many more. Diana Penty was seen adorned in one of the Olive sets as the showstopper at Lakme Fashion Week last year.
Seen in order of appearance Deepika Padukone, Kriti Sanon and Kiara Advani.
Source: Shivan & Narresh Instagram page.
“With the essence of escape enveloped in the spirit of holiday, the collection follows the nuances
of the art of holidays. The odyssey from mayhem to tranquillity is perfectly encapsulated.”
You can check out the series here.