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12:00 AM, August 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:14 AM, August 27, 2019

M for Modern Art

Art has a major role to play in fashion, and Kuhu Plamondon’s latest collection proves likewise. Geometric abstract, a groundbreaking art form, helping viewers to re-imagine, and re-interpret the world in a different light also seems to be Plamondon’s newest pet project.

With over many years of experience as a professional artist, Plamondon chose garments, mainly saris as the best canvas to portray her prowess as an artist. And this time she experiments with modern art and geometry to convey her thoughts.

“I have used a lot of triangles, squares, and circles in my new collection. They were all aesthetically placed, so as to create a form of visual sensation, which transcends the regular perception of art and I placed them all in the largest canvas possible — the sari,” explained the ace designer.

Her saris clearly portray lifestyle of the modern women, not only with the implementation of a unique art form and use of colour palette, but also with the usage of modern and exceptionally trendy blouse cuts.

With all her saris, Plamondon has maintained one similarity and that is to stray away from the proverbial ‘vanilla’ and be more playful, modern, and liberated. Her collections for blouses range from the halter straps, the high necks, to the illusion cuts, and Grecians. This compilation is certainly meant for the bold and the beautiful.

The colour palette used for each of the saris range from the soothing pastels to the majestic white; perfect for the scorching summer, or the monsoon blues. The aquamarine range is particularly worth mentioning as it portrays tiny sea urchins, flora and fauna, all in geometric form, replicating a scenery, thousands of feet below the levels of the earth.

“I leave the rest of the imagination to the viewer,” admits the noted artist, who effortlessly also wears the hat of a designer.

The materials used for her collection range from cotton to light weight organza. The paintings and the patchwork look majestic on these textures and most importantly drape well, with perfect pleats.

Making canvases out of tunics

Plamondon’s imagination does not just stop there as she makes canvases out of long dresses and tunics alongside the beautiful saris.

“There are many modern women who find wearing the sari on a regular basis very tiresome, and so I experimented with tunics and long dresses as well, that are both conventional and modern at the same time,” acknowledged Plamondon.

The long dresses collection portray floral motifs, unconventional cowl necks, and many more gimmicks as such, making this line of wear certainly innovative, and futuristic.

So this monsoon, autumn, and even winter, if you are on the lookout for anything avant-garde, interesting and out of the ordinary — you know the designer to look out for.

Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Model: Mysha, Tania

Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha

Wardrobe: Kuhu Plamondon

Makeup: Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon

Location: Jamal Ahmed’s Studio

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