Designer Masumi Mewawalla’s prêt collection is all about the subtle colour
Designer Masumi Mewawalla’s thirst for pink began sometime last year when her clients custom-ordered bridal wears in shades of pink. “That’s when I realised that there was a massive demand for this colour, and that people were willing to experiment instead of sticking to the usual deep maroon and red for lehengas and saris,” explains the 23-year-old Mumbai-based designer who incidentally is a commerce graduate by qualification. “Designing happened quite by chance when I made something for my mother for her wedding anniversary. It was a very simple elegant sari with a heavy border and some floral designs. Everybody loved it and this incident gave birth to my label last year,” she says.
That pink is almost every girl’s favourite is proven by Mewawalla’s new collection. Short dresses, gowns, skirts, palazzos, jumpsuits, play suits, and frocks; the ‘Pink Peacock Couture’ prêt collection has it all. The collection signifies how the colour is incorporated with the lustrous fabrics and linens to bring out graceful and dainty ensembles. “Pink has always been my colour, and because it’s summer I thought of playing with a light mono-colour,” she says.
The magnificently structured floral designs and the shades of pink make the collection look beguiling. “The designs are very English. We have used finely cut roses in a darker shade of pink and kadgana work to give the dresses a sophisticated look. It can make for good resort wear or for brunches, movie dates,” she says.