The renowned Indian fashion designer Suneet Varma embraced the ICW 2019 with his collection Amara – The light within, on the second day of the grand event held on 23rd July 2019 at Taj Palace, New Delhi. A graduate from the London School of Fashion, he launched his first collection in 1987. After working for 5 years with other houses like Nicole Farhi, Yves Saint Laurent etc, he returned to India to start his own label. With a self named boutique that he opened in the year 2009 at the DLF Emporio, New Delhi, the designer has been seeing the skies since then.
Apart from his collaborations with well known and respected brands like BMW, Judith Leiber, Azva- World Gold Council and many others he has also entered into the Limca Book of Records 2011 for the longest embroidered saree of 55 meters done for Vogue’s FNO in the year 2010.
A passionate designer he has also worked in hand with the weavers and artisans to revive the art of weaving and embroidery.
He had showcased at the FDCI event in the year 2018 his collection ‘Naintara’ then was also appreciated by all. This year his collection Amara- The light within is an insight to his philosophical side. Seeing a light within every person especially the brides to be, designer Suneet Varma played with pastel hues shedding the dark palette he generally works on. His models walked with confidence reflecting the ‘chi’ of his collection.
Celebrating his 30 years in the industry, Varma’s collection is a rumination of the energies that he has felt or come across by meeting the people throughout. The fabrics of satin, silk, net and georgette which are flowy and glowy made his collection cut out in Indian silhouettes with majorly comprising of traditional motifs and appliqué work.
A 52 pieces showcase, it integrated lehengas, sarees and contemporary wear. His imagination and vision for this collection was quite visible through the work done with beads, swarovski crystals, mirror work and hand embroidery. Ivory, beige, pink, light blue, hues of gold and green were a few prominent colours witnessed while the girls swayed in his designs.
What really made the spectators feast was the fact that the models were in minimal over all look, as they had a bare look with minimal makeup and a hairdo with Grecian braids paired with flowers. This brought out the beauty of the outfits, the jewelry partner Mehta & Sons- a powerhouse of jewelry designs fit just perfectly within the framework of the whole aura.
Suneet Varma through Amara gave drapes, traditional wear and Indian crafts a new meaning. He worked on 108 pieces of which he chose to bring out only 52 of them. Considering that for him everything in fashion is what his heart wants, this collection truly represented the designer and his connections with people and their energies.