New Delhi — From margarita flowers on feminine silhouettes to embroideries inspired by leaves and petals, designer Aneeth Arora accessorized nature in her collection “Pero” which opened Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 here.
Dresses and tops in hues of white, with tinges of red and green, formed the ensemble of Arora’s collection.
"The floral embroidery is the highlight of my collection and the theme is to combine nature as accessories. If women can wear diamonds, why not flowers? That’s my inspiration. I have designed something which is easy to wear and very comfortable," said Arora.
Another highlight of the young designer’s line was crochet work exclusively done by a group of Afghani women.
"That’s a very special thing. These Afghani refugees in Bhopal designed crochet for my collection. They also influenced my collection. We started with scarves then moved to dresses," she said.
Arora, who is known for designing her own textiles, says this is the first time that she has experimented with embroidery.
"I work with base textiles and that in itself is very tough, so I was scared to embellish further and add embroidery to it. But this time I have done that finally — used traditional embroidery and ‘contemporarized’ it," she said.
The designer said her target audience consists of women who don’t care about trends.