WISP OF THE WILLOWS
Wisp of the willows - The season; second in line, muses from the tamed/untamed wilderness of nature. Sanctuaries of free birds, untouched seas, mountainous structures and botanical paradise. Each piece delineating a distinct story relative to a part of the Ara Lumiere woman’s life. Nature, so wild and free cannot be caged, the beautiful, brave women have captured this wilderness making use of bird feathers in stunning colours, exotic, convoluted sea shells, distinct drapes, folds and blooming flora to craft this line; like all the others so close to our hearts. Devoured by the will to be defined beyond their scars, these women are motivated to stand up strong, independent and filled with magnanimity.
Originating from Thanjavur, a South Indian city of the Indian subcontinent, the Tanjore art form is one of the most unfiltered traditional techniques of craft. The tanjore head turban is made in a dull gold colour with intricate linings and a vintage Tanjore brooch.
Our EᗩGᒪE EYE is a synthesis of elegant and bold with a touch of edgy. Ochre-mustard feathers are carefully placed against the front, the grey plaid head wrap basing the feathers and the patchwork.
Inspired from Victorian tea gardens, the Rosette is a corsage of stunning roses in shades of wines, reds, rusts and amber artfully placed among pine green leaves to form a feminal waist cinch.
Arranged tactfully in precision, long willowy strands of feathers are hand-dyed in magenta and placed in front of the soft, wispy feathers in white. A large bay scallop plays in the centre and the satin blue belt base provides a stabilising base for the contrasts.
The palest sky blue and gold colours are used to craft this piece of work. The snowy white strands cascading from behind the magenta brooch give a wintery feel to it and the tessellated shells signify the craters (imperfections) in the moon that make it so beautiful. Being yourself is the your greatest strength ￼
The Metalia is so decadently hand crafted. Placing the folds partially to one side, the stunning feathers in green and blue break the monotony simultaneously bringing out the metallic silver.
A felt backdrop to appeasing gray-white feathers radiating from the leafed double halo in centre and slender mustard feathers across the front.
The ᗷOᖇᗩ ᗷOᖇᗩ is artistically crafted to give fresh tropical feels even as you wear it. An oversize electric blue plays the centre of the turban along with a broad ribbed Cardita shell. A sheer fabric with bright coloured motifs is expressly chosen to go with other beachy elements.
An array of rustic bay scallops and smoked feathers cinch the waist, while the earthy gravel poses in the middle.
A stunning array of peacock feathers is arranged to form a hierarchical pyramid over a crimson red patterned turban. The perfect festive wear
ORIGAMIBeige embroidery is carefully embossed on the orange thickset fabric, lighting up, adding colour to the accessory. The soft ostrich feathers and smoothly polished stone give a balancing addition to the vivid orange.
One from our Vogue January feature ♥️ A satinique fabric is used to depict the neutral tartan in tonal stripes. A carefully arranged posy of red feather strands is artistically placed near the polished gem, symbolising power and sacrifice. .
Fresh as a daisy. A smooth velvety grass green and giant handcrafted chrysanthèmes in complementing spring time colours, presenting the Chrysanthème.
The silkiest white fabric forms base for the palest gold and copper blocks and a meticulously hand dyed single peacock feather, jarred with tips of electric blue 🥀
The artistically woven fabric is carefully draped in circles and decorated with fringes, crochet, roses and an ivory pearl. The gorgeous see green makes it so soothing to look at in the fall and exciting in spring