Bachchan's'Madhushala' forms backdrop at WIFW
Excerpts from 'Madhushala' recited by megastar Amitabh Bachchan played in the background as designer duo Mona Lamba and Pali Sachdev showed their collection on the fourth day of WIFW.
Better known as Monapali, the designers showcased their Sufism-inspired autumn-winter range as verses from 'Agneepath' and other poems in Bachchan's baritone added to the ambience.
"Madhushala was a part of Harivansh Rai Bachchan's trilogy inspired by Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat. And since our collection is inspired by Sufism, we decided against using music and chose poetry instead," said the designers. "Our collection is inspired by Indian crafts, designs, poetry and music. We have got so much in our country that we don't have to look anywhere beyond for inspiration. One designers life is not enough to showcase all the beauty of our country."
Monapali's collection titled 'Phirkee' had lace, crochet, applique, thread work, gauge and tape fused into graphic patterns and blended into easy draped silhouettes in soft sensual fabrics like chiffon, satin and hand constructed woven metallic silk.
"A vibrant colour palette has come to life with pink, turquoise, blue and brown dominating the collection. Indian sensibilities have been tuned into a western mood created a melange of fusion wear with an accent on detachable and reversible garments.
"We have entwined tradition with modern sensibility, old-fashioned charm mixed with contemporary eclecticism, and a rich sensuality mingled with polished, urban serenity. The collection is meant to celebrate rawness and earthiness juxtaposed with sophistication and elegance," the veteran designers added. PTI