MARIÉE EN CRISTAL –JD Annual Design Awards 2019 | Fashion Design
MARIÉE EN CRISTAL
“A wedding gown is about SELF-EXPRESSION, and the bride should choose a dress that reflects who she is above all else.”
—- VERA WANG —-
Designer Mithun’s collection, Mariée en Cristal means “Crystal Bloom” and is a line of unconventional christian bridal wear inspired from the Crystalline art of Rachel Lochhead.
Rachel Lochhead, designer and digital artist, combines photography and graphic design, with her interest in sacred geometry and subjects of a metaphysical nature, to create her unique approach to circular art. She was led to the idea, of achieving an illuminated aesthetic for her designs. The circular pattern, combined with the illuminated structure is designed to serve a functional purpose in one’s space. Not only adding light, but also helping to create ambience and beauty to lift the vibration of space and echo a sense of inner peace and harmony in the environment. Keeping these aesthetic elements of the illuminated art, the designer has created a line of bridal wear as it resonates with the harmony of the special day.
The monochromatic series of Crystalline art, influenced the designer to incorporate the white colour and the illuminating nature associated with the art. The designer incorporated western silhouettes like short dresses and jump suits instead of traditional long gowns. To match with the theme, she used high quality white satin, organza material and hand embroidery throughout the garments with white beads, crystals, pearls and cut beads which lends elegance to the garments. Through her collection the designer wanted to bring about a change in the mindset of the people, especially in Kerala, to opt for customized bridal wear with a different look on their big day.