Fashion : Jewelry Designer Sumit Sawhney of Apala Brings ‘Pure Love’ on the Ramp

September 10, 2012

Runway of divine love: Inspired by Prema, the supreme love of the Gopis for Lord Krishna, Jewelry designer Sumit Sawhney presented his Sawariya collection at the IFFD Finale Fashion Show on August 31st, Friday at The Grand, Vasant Kunj. 

Specially designed to complement designer Amit Talwar’s clothes celebrating the theme where Gopis are alluring their beloved Lord, Sumit Sawhney unfolds the era through his jewellery. 

The Fashion Summit 2012 started with an inauguration and conference the same day and concluded with the Fashion Show where talented designers of the country showcased their collections. 

Other participants at the Fashion Show included Pam Mehta, Rosy Ahluwalia, Sagarika Mittal Goel, Woods by Woodland and Daniel Syiem.

A stunning Barkha Kaul was the show stopper for designer Amit Talwar and Sumit Sawhney and sizzled in the beautiful Sawariya necklace ornamented with real kundan crafted by Designer Sumit Sawhney.

Immensely applauded for his Sawariya collection, Sumit Sawhney gave IFFD’s Fashion Summit a pious end. Overwhelmed by the response, he commented on the occasion, “The colours that I have used in the collection depict pure love and unrelenting beauty.

 The idea was to reinvent the sanctity of that era and reflect it through the delicate jewelry without losing its essence. I loved designing this collection and I am glad that the jewelry was appreciated and liked by the audience.”

The designer fused hand painted miniatures over gemstones that are framed with real kundan.

 Handcrafted in silver with precious and semiprecious gemstones with 22kt Gold layering, Sumit Sawhney passionately recreated the era of deep attraction and pure love with this collection.

 The innovative jewelry designer used festive colors like, red, the color of passion and love, lapis blue and turquoise, color of Krishna. 

Stone carvings of the idol in red coral framed and ornamented around gemstones had a dramatic charm to them and created a majestic aura. The collection also included a few pieces portraying Kanha or Bal Krishna in oxidized frames. 

Work of who’s who of the fashion industry was featured at the fashion show. Designer Pam Mehta commenced the show with her collection of contemporary Indian Wear ‘Kisneel’. Woodland showcased their premium brand WOODS.

 Daniel Syiem’s ‘Ryndia’ collection comprised of exclusive designs with extraordinary artwork and Rosy Ahluwalia impressed the crowd with her Peacock Collection making use of shades of turk, green and blue. Sagarika Mittal Goyal launched her winter festive collection ‘Mohini’. 

Students from Indian Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT) were also given a chance to exhibit their work – Fashion Sequence based on ‘Hide and Seek’ theme with black, red and white hues to create illusions for body shapes. Mr Ratnadeep Lal, Founder and Chairman of IIFT Group, presided the collection which was presented by the leading models of India – Mehak, Priyanka, Jennifer, Aditi, Sakshi, Karishma, Ankita, Shikha, Kajal, Saryu, Chandrika & Alana.
People from the fashion and entertainment fraternity who attended the event were Jala Bala Vaidya, Harkirat Singh, MD, Woodland, Dr Geetika Mittal, Ratandeep Lal, Vandy Mehra, Vikas Gutgutia, Rahul and Gunjan, Kamini Singh, Singer Annamika, Ramneek Pantal, Vandana Vadehra, Sylvie, Ankur & Priyanka Modi, Anirudh Birla, Rod Anker, Vikram Mayor, Ankita Chaudhary, Joy Mitra, Olga, Shanie Soni, Teena Bansal, Gautam Punj, Rishi Raj, Prateek Jain and Gautam, Barkha Kaul, Bhanu Nehra, Salloli, Ananya Abrol, Varun Katyal, shoe designer Samir Singh, Swati Modo. 

A disclaimer : The details about the event have been extracted from the Press Releases. I only hold copyrights of the above photographs.