(Image Credit:Pero by Aneeth Arora , FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week)
The collection was an attempt to explore the stories of real people and their alter lives – the lives they breathe when they put on their uniforms. For the show, captivated by the alter ego of a Gurgaon based contemporary artist, known as ‘Princess Pea’, péro collaborated with her, and dressed the miniature dolls in péro uniforms, that were lined either side of the ramp.
The military uniform inspired collection had a playful twist of androgyny & vintage, and offered an array of pieces such as army jackets, trench coats, bombers, denim dungaree and separates, including, dresses, trousers, skirts and shirts in a colour palette of olive green, khaki, navy, red and white. Stripes, stars and floral prints- engaged in a process of dialogue with hand woven woollen Scottish checks from the Himalayas, enamel brass buttons from Rajasthan, and block printed khadis from Gujarat.
Keeping up with the essence of the offering, the 27th Battalion of Madras Regiment, armed with bagpipes and drums, played the regimental music live for the show, while the models marched down the runway wearing boots and knee high socks, beret beanie and their hair tucked into the military hats embossed with peace message and heart images.