When chic met punk
Fashion designer Gurpreet Pia Flemming reiterates neo-punk of the '80s with her Fall-Winter collection Bian. Isha Singh Sawhney reports.india Updated: Jan 18, 2007 15:38 IST
The ’80s are back with a bang and so is neo-punk. And fashion designer Gurpreet Pia Flemming definitely reiterates this with her Fall-Winter collection. The latest collection of her label, Bian plays with a neutral palette of charcoal, gray, beige, ivory and khaki hues.
Gurpreet’s fabrics sourced from Japan, Korea, New York and Italy give the clothes an international feel. She teams lycra tights with georgette and chiffon tunics, cutwork linen dresses, silk taffeta pleated skirts and pouffed dresses and adds that final glam touch with metallic silk wool jackets.
Gurpreet tries to reinterpret sensuality as being subtle, clean and stylish and not just body revealing.
Her collection is embellished with French lace, Swarovski fine thread embroidery, pearls, zardozi and sequins. Using Japanese trims and textured Indian craft with hand embroideries she has created an elegant look.While there are a fair share of jackets and dresses, the saris stand out in characteristic elegance.
— Gurpreet’s collection retails at Bian, 2 Lodhi Colony market.
Gurpreet Pia Fleming, NIFT graduate, went on to complete a design course from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. She launched her Western wear line Matrix, in the Indian market in the ‘90s. She tasted success with her second label Bian in New York and brought her design sensibilities to India.