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Mumbai : It’s the favourite season for all fashion lovers and fashion shows are being held around the world. Fashion Designer Archana Kochhar is gearing up for a big one! FTL New York Fashion Week SS17 is going to be her next destination along with her muse Indian Princess 2014 Chandni Sharma.  The FTL New York Fashion Week was held on 8th September at Manhattan, New York.

The former winner had arrived at Kochhar’s store in Juhu, Mumbai for a trial session and said, “I would like to thank Ms. Archana Kochhar for giving me this opportunity to walk for her at New York Fashion Week. It is always a proud moment for me to represent India at an International platform.”

Archana Kochhar would be presenting her latest collection “A tale of two travels” which is a mélange of two capsule collections inspired from her two travels in India. One of the inspiration is derived from her travel to the villages of the colorful nomadic tribe Banjara and the other to the breathtaking Taj Mahal. Blending these two varied inspirations for two capsule collections was an interesting challenge.

“A tale of Two Travels” is a thoughtful creation that imparts royal individuality of the surreal Taj and gleams in the colourful essence of Banjara. The first inspiration of the collection is by the nomadic tribe of India called Banjara, known for the craft of the vibrant mesmerizing colours and rustic mirror work in India. The colour palette of this collection is ivory offset with colourful digitally printed motifs which is further highlighted with multi-color thread work and mirror work .

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The collection inspired by Banjara is a part of the “Make in India” Campaign, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The designer has worked with different sets of artisans from across India trying to revive and re-energize different art forms of India, some of which are dying. The translation of the collection is modern, keeping the essence of Banjara intact.

The second inspiration of the collection is by the magnificent TajMahal, this palatial structure is known as the epitome of Love with its exquisiteness and elegance earned it the title of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Depicting a dreamy vision, the collection is an exclusive range of colourful intricate digital prints depicting the vibrant symbolic motifs of the amazing Taj Mahal, the beautiful lotus flower, the mighty royal elephants balanced with geometric motifs.

The new line is a foci of contemporary silhouettes fused with a glimpse of Indian conventional cuts to bring forward the concept of the east meets the west. The silhouettes comprises of cold shoulder crop tops, caplets, flared bell bottoms, flared skirts, pencil skirts, high waist shorts, paper bag skirts, dhoti pants, structured gowns, key hole gowns, flowery drapes and jumpsuits.

Designer Archana Kochhar added, “I am very excited to be a part of the New York Fashion Week this season as well. I am very happy that Chandni is walking for me as one of the models. I saw Chandni grow from a model to the Indian Princess Winner 2014. I think she will go a long way in her career. I wish her and Brand Indian Princess, the pageant that discovered her all the best.”