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  • Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini Presents “Ab- Original “

    Published on March 20, 2013

    Body markings and minimal definitions, the Geisha 2013 Autumn Winter Pret line is an inspiration from the tribals and aboriginal signs of the North America. It is a perfect paradox between romance and practical celebrations of the aboriginal cultures. The inspiration stems from the impact of communication and a need to go back to the start: ab- origin.

    She descends into today’s world to attend a formal evening affair. A wardrobe formal, delicate & romantic. It explores the folklore & multi ethnic World in a modern and socially relevant way.

    Colours:  Surreal blues and blacks fade in pewter greys, silvers and purple. Classic colors work with romantic silhouettes, much the signature Geisha look.

    Silhouette: Long sweeping gowns with geometric patterns and simple shapes flatter the feminine form. Play of sheer & Opaque, Jackets with needle work borders, Cape like tops, Wrap around gowns, Ruffled & pleated abstract forms, layered & tiered hems, Play of structure with fluidity capture the mood.

    Fabrics & Detail:  The Myths of folklore have been interpreted with modern media like laser cutting, foiling, rubberized leathers, acrylic crystals, plastic sequins. Very fine glass beads and Swarovski are interspersed through sheeting, cording & braiding. The surface resembles inter-galactic rock formations.  Tulle, Leatherite, chantille’ , Velvet, Lame’ & Wool form the key fabrics.

    Accessories , Hair & Make-up:  She has hair braided with tassles, a crown and head bun which glistens in the sun. The skin is covered with Glitter & bronzing with markings & symbols emphasizing tribal notifications. Strands of uncut beads, pendants from horns, cords, Swarovski crystals are used to highlight the look.  When she walked, the world stood still….

    Even in the modern context these tales of metaphorical creatures and their adventurous heroes fill us with awe and wonder. We hope you enjoy this global narrative celebrating local mythologies combined with modern & futuristic vision.


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