“I love thee with a love that shall not die, till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old!” - William Shakespeare. Giulietta is Shilpi Gupta’s passionate ode to the world of romance, a world infused with passion, beauty, creativity and music! ‘Amorous, pure and innocent’ - Giulietta embodies the very essence of young beauty, fresh love and an ethereal aura of romanticism! Shilpi takes us through a poetic world of a beautiful young woman, as she goes though different emotions and a journey tangled with love, lust, trust, loyalty and finally reaches the very essence of womanhood - as an empowered and strong female protagonist.
Giulietta showcases Shilpi’s signature sense of luscious designs and classically beautiful sensibilities. The collection varies from bell shape, hourglass, extreme volume and straight column silhouettes in flowy and sensuous fabrics like silk organza, silk satin, chiffon, tulle, butterfly net and crepe. With a vivid use of romantic hues, green symbolizing the color of eternity and life, blue representing depth, trust and loyalty, red for love and passion, lemon yellow for adolescence and gold for empowerment, the collection tells a story with its structure and diaphanous drapes.
After extensively traveling in Italy, and spending many days researching in Verona, Shilpi drew inspiration from the art, architecture, flowers, calligraphy, graffiti and finally Juliet’s balcony to give life to Giulietta. Exemplifying perfection and creativity, the collection is heavily embellished with ‘katdana’ work, silk thread and raw silk thread flowers, chemical jaal flowers, laser cut and ombre dye techniques, calligraphy, music notes and hand painting etc. Varying from ballroom dresses to Indian couture, flowy, diaphanous drapes make way for embellished, handcrafted ensembles with calligraphic musical notes and prints. Love quotes juxtaposed on luxurious fabrics are reminiscent of Juliet waiting for Romeo in her balcony in Verona, a true picture of romance and purity.
Each outfit showcases a new concept; a masterpiece in itself.