While, Taruni was in the UK to pursue her post graduate course in fashion design and exploring international fashion. Meanwhile, Shubham was exploring India, working with handloom weavers who could weave textiles using organic and eco-friendly yarns like Khadi.
To take this process ahead, Shubham started doing some experimentations based on his research.
Hand embroidery swatches
Trying to come up with a first trial toile
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.’ – Rachel Zoe
All this brought a significant transformation and allowed them to bring some fresh perspective to the artistic table, alongside honing their technical skills. They were able to gain knowledge and develop their aptitude and skills at a global level.
Taruni went on to the UK to pursue a Post Graduate course in Fashion Design from the Nottingham Trent University. She designed Spring Summer 2015 collection there.
The theme of the collection was “Cultural Amalgamation”.
It was based on experimentation with cloth and cut, combining elements of two beautiful countries, her native land of India and the UK, to portray a mix of Indian and Western fashion cultures. Using a combination of traditional motifs such as flowers, paisleys and brocades, the textiles and garments include subtle and limited colours with touches of embroidered embellishment and laser cutting.
Taruni would like to name a few people whose support and cooperation made this photoshoot possible. Among them, were the amazing models, Momoka (Japan), Georgina (United Kingdom) and Saloni (India) and the talented photographer, April (China). All, being from different countries were justifying the theme of the collection “Cultural Amalgamation”. Taruni would like to thank all of them.
While Taruni was in the UK to pursue this course and to explore international fashion, she got an opportunity to showcase her work at the New Designers Exhibition in London. She also got an opportunity to visit Premier Vision in Paris, attend a presentation with Trends Union in Paris and visit Dries Van Noten in Antwerp and various places in Amsterdam.
Display at New Designers Exhibition in London
This picture includes the work of various people. Only, the garment on the mannequin is made by Taruni.
Display at Nottingham Trent University