Rang de Republic Day with Falguni Peacock
The city — like New Delhi — could host a Republic Day parade to celebrate the patriotic fervour, suggest the twosome Shane and Falguni Peacock. Sujata Reddy speaks to the designer duo...india Updated: Jan 26, 2009 18:55 IST
The city — like New Delhi — could host a Republic Day parade to celebrate the patriotic fervour, suggest the twosome Shane and Falguni Peacock.
At their showroom on Juhu-Tara Road, the ebullient Falguni points out that the tricolour — green, saffron and white — has a resonance in the fashion world.
While selecting colours, she has found that saffron signifies happiness — its brightness can inject life in the dullest of ensembles. It looks best when fused with white and peach.
White, of course, denotes purity and can have a calming, spiritual effect.
Green indicates prosperity. An emerald green oufit can make a woman feel and look like a princess, according to Falguni.
The fashionista has never dressed in the three colours. “A dress or a kurta with orange, white and green stripes is very predictable.
I’d rather sport a white dress with an orange flower and green leaves attached as an embellishment,” Falguni fantasises.
Naturally, the tricolour has to be given respect. Wearing a flag motif itself would be eye catching but it is not done. She remembers, “Malini Ramani was sued when she used the flag in one of her designs.
And Mandira Bedi invited trouble when she wore a tricolour sari. I would rather not go down that route at all.”
Vis-à-vis creative freedom in designing, Falguni affirms, “As Indians, we are privileged to get this freedom.. India is evolving.. the earlier taboos are being broken, our magazines often feature nude portraits which are pretty aesthetic.”
Ask Falguni what a day of freedom means to her and she responds, “Freedom means being normal, just hanging out at a coffee shop with Shane.. just like we used to in our courtship days, no questions asked.