Words by Matt Huxley
It was a bright and colourful debut for Roopa Pemmaraju. Debuting their Indian inspired range to a crowd of minimalists agog with anticipation is no easy feat. But boy did they deliver. With an ethnically diverse model cast (which should be on every runway tbh) they debuted stunning look after stunning look.
Particular highlights for me was a tangerine orange handkerchief hem skirt, the feathered and bejewelled chokers that adorned many a model’s throat, a sheer gold coat, and a one shoulder sheath dress in bright orange and marigold yellow. As pretty as a sunset.
A garden of eden style dress was another hit, with a snake motif spiralling near the model’s heart. A golden v-neck sheath was emblazoned with scarlet red floral appliqué, making a strong closing statement.
Whilst the collection may have been full of warm primal colours, it was anything but in your face. With the scent of incense wafting through the air, the entire collection took on a relaxed and breezy atmosphere. We were transported to a night in Jaipur, and we won’t look back.
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