Say Jaipur and ‘Pink city’ is what flashes in our minds. But for Falguni Peacock, it is a sack bag of memories from her latest sojourn. As the designer walked through the City Palace of Jaipur, she was asserted by the intricacies that would usually be blind-eyed to. It’s ornate architecture, comprising of resplendent domes, imperial carvings, nondescript doors, intricate frescos, imposing gateways and paintings that depicted the sublime beauty of the palatial city in its magnanimous glory.
The benevolent energy of the place fills you with a solitary calmness, reflecting the bygone, imperial era that is still omnipresent and reverberates through Jaipur’s Kaleidoscopic culture. The silhouettes weave a web of modern eccentricity and yesteryear elegance, evoking a rich repertoire between the two. Stellar lehengas juxtaposed into red-carpet-worthy gowns, asymmetrical layers cascading into long, sweeping trails, giving the garment graceful fluidity.
The ensembles are an explosion of dimension and grandeur; it plays with the idea of elaboration while retaining its unconventional aesthetic. The colour story seamlessly binds the collection together with shades like Spanish vanilla, lavender fog, smoke green, pewter, ballet pink, prism silver, scallop shell, Tuscan gold and midnight blue. With ‘Bonjour Amer’ Falguni Shane Peacock wants you to escape the ordinary and celebrate the extravagance of Jaipur’s eclectic landscape and vivid colours