Kunal Rawal goes on a vision quest to explore evolving identities for India Couture Week
Designer Kunal Rawal presented ‘Vision Quest’, a men’s and women’s couture collection celebrating evolution and identity, at India Couture Week’s second digital edition.
Kunal Rawal, a designer known for his non-conformist take on technical design, presented a collection that was full of both traditional craft techniques and personality at India Couture Week on Sunday. Sonam Kapoor was the designer’s muse and she wore a neutral-toned, androgynous ensemble with a sharply tailored blazer paired with bold, traditional style gold jewellery by Archana Aggarwal, the fashion week’s official jeweller.
Rawal created a ‘kurta kaftan’ for men, playing with gendered clothing to create pieces that were both wearable and innovative. By mixing brightly coloured pieces with neutral toned ensembles, the collection enabled Rawal’s diverse cast to showcase their own personality and identity through his clothing in the digital presentation.
“These years have demanded a sense of humour from us and I wanted to create a collection that was a collective reminder to wear your vulnerabilities proudly, and enjoy it all with a full heart; make a statement with your beliefs, whatever they may be; flaunt your individuality like no one is watching especially when everyone is,” said Rawal in a press release. “That is my vision quest.”
India Couture Week held its second online edition from August 23 to 29 after first going digital during the pandemic last year. Organised by the Fashion Design Council of India in association with the Hindustan Times, the fashion week brought together 19 Indian brands.
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