Amethyst presents Pero‘s latest Spring Summer 2023 collection “Forget – Me – Not” from 10am to 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28th and 29th, 2023 at The Folly, Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai.
In the meadows of dreams, filled with innocence and the promise of love, the Daisies bloom with their bright and cheerful center surrounded by delicate white petals that look like the bright sun beaming through a cloud, and the bashful Forget – me – nots in the colour of the skies, and a heart of shimmering gold. These flowers dance to the sounds of humming bees and singing birds… one calls to the other “love me” and the other whispers “forget – me – not”.
In Péro Spring – Summer 2023, “Forget – Me – Not”, is set in the fields of flowers of the playful Daisies and the shy Forget – me-nots, as they unfurl, gently heralding the dawn, looking straight at the skies as it shines, kissing the sun with a sway, as each tender petal spreads its arms to welcome to a warm embrace of love.
This season they explored endless ways of simulating daisies and forget me nots. Both these flowers were made using crochet, laser cut fabrics, beadwork, stumpwork, patchwork, appliqué, cutwork, schiffli and many more techniques. The print surfaces for the season were developed using hand painted daisies and forget me not bouquets tied with delicate satin ribbons as well as disintegrating bunches. Apart from painted and printed florals one can see hand embroidery stitches ranging from bullion to satin and French knots to create daisy fields embroidered meticulously by the skilled hands of their craftspeople.
An array of fabrics woven by their skilled craftspeople from Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal have been used to create clothes for SS23. All fabrics used in the collection are hand made locally in different parts of India. To compliment the delicate floral prints, they used a variety of stripes hand-woven in silk and cotton in varied weights, these include ‘Mashru’ a traditional textile from Gujarat, gabardine and taffeta silks from the south of India. Apart from these they have their basic cotton fabrics ranging from gingham checks to linen stripes and gauze like solid fabrics with contrast selvedge and handwoven jamdanis with daisy and forget me not flowers, developed in close association with their weavers.
The color palette for the season is predominantly yellow, shades of blue and white, borrowed from the daisies and forget me nots, with accents of green and a burst of luminous pink to enhance the softness of a rather subtle color palette.
This season too they continued their association with Afghani refugee women to explore the old school crochet technique with a fresh take by making fully crocheted garments as opposed to delicate edgings which they have been doing for the past few seasons.
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