The stunning R|Elan x Gauri and Nainika Spring/Summer 2023 show featured a large biodegradable collection which was a first for R|Elan at Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). The event was held at Jio World Convention Centre, India’s largest and most important venue for exhibitions, conventions and social events and located in the heart of Mumbai’s business district, Bandra Kurla Complex, said R | Elan in a statement.
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has launched its new R|Ela EcoGold biodegradable offering in partnership with dynamic design duo Gauri & Nainika to present an eco-friendly collection titled Midnight Botanica. Hemant D Sharma, Business Manager – Polyester, Reliance Industries Limited, said: “At Reliance we have always strived to improve the quotient of sustainability and circularity in R|Elan offerings. This time we achieved a breakthrough in the development of biodegradable technologies – R|Elan EcoGold. We are delighted to have witnessed the unmistakable fusion of durability and style in Gauri and Nanika’s Midnight Botanica collection.
Sharing their thoughts on the collaboration, designers Gauri & Nainika said, “This has been one of the most exciting collaborations – being part of a global sustainability movement. We’ve created glamorous evening wear with a wide variety of stunning eco-friendly fabrics, most especially the latest biodegradable R|Elan Eco Gold from R|Elan™, which we’re sure our customers will love.” Gauri and Nainika chose R|Elan GreenGold, R|Elan EcoGold and R|Elan Freeflow for the collection.R|Elan GreenGold fabric is made from 100% post-consumer PET bottles while using efficient and certified manufacturing practices.
Thanks to this innovation, PET bottles can avoid ending up in landfills and oceans, making R|Elan GreenGold one of the most sought-after fabrics by major brands, retailers, fashion designers and enthusiasts of style. R|Elan Freeflow fabric feels like a million bucks. It brings fluidity and has a luxurious fall and drape. R | Elan EcoGold is Mother Nature’s true warrior as it is bio-enhanced to break down into natural elements and plays a huge role in reducing fashion waste piling up in landfills, the company noted in the release. The collection titled “Midnight Botanica 2023” had a rich, dark and dreamy look with contrasting hues of the night and botanical inspirations. Floating fashionably down the ramp were lightweight chiffons, crepes and organza that were transformed into swirling dresses, jumpsuits and flowing Grecian dresses worthy of a red carpet. Romantic colors set the tone for the collection, as fiery red and delicate ivory were skillfully fused with strong jewel tones.
For Gauri and Nainika, flowers have always been the mainstay of their design sensibility, which was once again visible through botanical inspirations throughout the sets as the flowers appeared delicately on the fabrics. The designers also introduced the beautiful pink print to further emphasize the femininity of the collection. As for silhouettes, classic corsetry was in the spotlight with Greco-Roman-inspired fluted bodices over flowing, flowing drapes. Halters, off-the-shoulder accents, dramatic one-shoulder visions, and detailing and detailing created this ultra-glam style story on the catwalk. Gauri and Nainika have ensured that the collection is ideal for a variety of body types and offers a casual, relaxed elegance that will be favored by a wide range of buyers.
Fashion influencer Masoom Minawala closed the very exquisite show wearing a pristine, purposeful white corset dress with an intricately draped back that flowed in a wake of luxurious fabric. When women want to create dramatic entrances at events, the “Midnight The Botanica 2023 Collection” by Gauri and Nainika from the sensational fabrics R | Elan will cause a memorable stir, the company added in the release. (ANI)
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