Arts Editor: Christopher George
Sunset after high noon echoes the great beauty of Indian summers. Vividly etching colours through the horizon, the last ray before the moonlight gardens emerge; the golden hour is upon us.
Rocky Star’s Spring Summer 2020 collection chronicles tales of a summer day sunset in the glorious Mughal gardens of India. It paints a canvas that interplays lightening shadows against the bloom of the empress of the garden- the bougainvillea.
The collection unfolds to reveal the most subtle detailing accented by Indian paisley prints; a motif reminiscent of the 18th-century Mughal textures. Reflecting baroque traces, iridescent sequins lend to the collection in gold and silver. Traditional inspiration onto western silhouettes manifest in intricate cord work and self-on-self texturing that appear both in day and eveningwear in the collection.
Savoir-faire redefines contemporary elegance in pleated skirts, draped dresses and tunics alongside bomber jackets, deconstructed blazers, and T-shirts. Summer friendly silhouettes, oversized, and fuss- free are adorned with dramatic ruffles, and exaggerated collars in sheer gathered tulle, delicate satin, and Chanderi cotton. An earthy color palette of hazy beige and soil black come together with moonlight ivory, frequently punctuated by vibrant bougainvillea fuchsia.