Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Mumbai, July 15:
The first day finale show of the India International Jewellery Week 2014(IIJW), on 14th July, dropped its curtains to echoing applause.
Sumit Sawhney’s ‘Apala’ proved to be a victorious celebration of ‘The Royal Tribe’ , with the alluring presence of the Bollywood actress Sunny Leone opening the show with a glam while Deepti Gujral was seen closing the show.
Jewellery designer Sumit Sawhney of Apala presented ‘The Royal Tribe’ with a magnificent amalgamation of the Royal and Tribal elements.
Sumit said this was ‘an evolution’ where he fused the Tribal and the Royal styles and in doing so he created a tribe called ‘The Royal Tribe’.
Sawhney worked with the otherwise two contradictory roots, by using their distinctive characteristic traits to complement one another.
This collection was distinguished by the finesse and the preferred gemstones of the royalty with the use of favoured traditional elements like peacocks, floral designs, lions, elephants, big gemstones and multi layering.
For tribal inspiration he sought inspiration from various regional settlements through his use of weaves, bunching styles, haslis & choker necklaces, bold anklets and distinct arrangements of forms.