RENAISSANCE DE LA FLEUR
Ara Lumeire’s A/W 19 collection is called Renaissance De La Fleur (Rebirth of a Flower) that uses fallen flora that is handpicked, pressed and used as embellishment for brooches and lapel pins. The title and process is metaphorically in tune with the goals of the brand to “give new life to the survivors”
While all Ara Lumiere collections have the perennial aesthetic of victory over violence, with each season we focus on a different aspect of what makes the Ara Lumiere women so inspiring. The previous season focused on the dignity and magnanimity through structure and embellished feathers, with AW 19 we took a vibrant maximalist direction. Ara Lumeire’s A/W 19 collection is called Renaissance De La Fleur (Rebirth of a Flower) that uses fallen flora that is handpicked, pressed and used as embellishment for brooches on headgears and lapel pins. The title and process is metaphorically in tune with the goals of the brand to “give new life to the survivors” . Marrying triumphant designs with vibrant shades with a play of shimmer and volume, this collection is the ultimate celebration of the optimism and positivity of the survivors their circumstances would not break. Each of our designs is inspired from the personal journeys of the survivors, and this season specifically is a tribute to the relentless optimism in the face of adversity. In india we have a notion that hardship must beget sobriety, and we wanted to change that. While our survivors are strong and dignified, they are also allowed to be playful and eclectic in their creative expression. Each piece is a couture cocoon of the survivor's personality and we hope that this collection would transport you to the effervescent gardens that the survivors have imagined !
Representing happiness and prosperity, the blooming tail flower has red orange hues in ombré artily preserved by skilled hands, carefully polished in high gloss.
A refreshing, stretch fabric embossed with spring flowers is expressly chosen to fall seamlessly around the head with a sizeable dahlia emphasizing the simple form.
A geranium of a hue of mystical valley blue along with tiny white buds and leaves the shade of a dewy garden, preserved over a hand polished raw wood.
LILY DU JARDIN
Affixed delicately on natural trunk showing clear lines and translucence, a dainty lily and fresh green leaf charms the the hand crafted lapel pin.
A porcelain white stretch fabric embossed in soft reds, green and gold flowers gently encircles and knots the head while the metallic brooch in matte gold softly highlights the loop.
Soft raspberry velvet embossed in floral motifs and front tied over the head. Placing together feminine appeal and vigour waiting to be let out.
Inspired from the mystical springs of the 20s, the Mūtard is draped in subtle circles and embossed with a soft stretch of flowers. A metallic brooch designed in matte gold flower buds adorns the side.
A woven silk printed with black checks across the turban, adorned with a clump of contour feathers in beige, brown and black colours set with an erratic golden wired brooch.
A sweet raspberry red linen printed black in contiguity. The centre adorned with a flower brooch preserved and polished to shine eternally like the rebirthed web of petals. The turban finished with golden linings on the front panel.
A blend of feminine silhouette and tarnished charm. Silk dyed in shades of rustic pink and brown is artily wrapped around the head creating the perfect falls.
Earthy shades of interwoven red and sky blue come together as the warm summer solstice. A rich linen silk drapes around the head with a wooded brooch bearing rebirthed flowers on the front.
Soft stretch orange fabric weaved with silver shimmer gleaming over folds and knots. Careful pleats added from the centre panel along with an ash blonde plume stuck over the top.
A velvet, coloured sangria red uniformly scattered with embossed studs makes a richly draped turban. An added wooden brooch, preserved and glazed complements and awes the plush fabric.
Weaves of linen and silk intertwine together to form a hued red and blue fabric finished with golden lining. A polished slab of circular wood proudly materialises the Renaissance de la Fleur.
An embossed floral fabric in scarlet red monotone fashioned in contemporary drapes. The self embossed silk falls like a breeze on the skin.
A delightful shade of crepe, pink lined with minuscule silver reflective dots. The illumated fabric falls in the backdrop of a studded brooch in holographic colours and marquise cut gems.
A posy of lisianthuses in red ombres and pale yellow is carefully decorated on a a rich silk striped brocade notably chosen to form starched folds glorifying over the head.
Power, courage and valour, the Tigress balances opposite forces with kindness and empathy. The head dress is sequinned on a supple fabric to facilitate ease of movement and comfort while still portray strength, agility and appeal.
A fresh off white fabric, dyed in skilful techniques forms base for a towering matching flower dual toned in maroon and rustic browns.
An enchanting gold representing extravagance yet crafted in the simplest way forming a carefully secured knot on the side front. The Lorelei lures eyes and tempts tastes.
Cloaked with memories from the past, everlasting fondness and loving beliefs, Noor is sewn with exquisite sequinned handwork on a soft peach pink fabric encircled carefully to lay on the head.