Inspired by thelush rainforests, tree plantations and ancient culture of Bengal, FnkAsia will be showcasing their new Spring/Summer Collection called ‘East of Bengal’ at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week. The central silhouette of this collection will be the sari, which has been reconstructed to make it look less tribal and more like a modern garment. A lot of silk, draped in layers, will be used in diverse weaves to retain sheen, essential for a luxe feel. The collection will also have splashes of intense prints blending into the bright palette. Embroideries and beaded embellishment, a symbol of the FnkAsia signature, has been emphasized within blouses and bustiers. The colors used for the collection is inspired by the Bengali forest’s foliage and wild life; the palette blends shades of sap green and rainwater blue towards murjaan (coral) and sindhoori laal (vermillion) that represents the early morning, blazing sun. A touch of white will also shine through with the luminescent fresh water pearl – moti – symbolic of the rivers winding through.
Intrinsically ethnic in its ethos, FnkAsia was created in 2005 to give women of the sub-continent a bohemian identity that could be interpreted anywhere in the world. The brainchild of Huma Adnan, FnkAsia rapidly became a fashionable identity, earmarked by its signature vivid palette, beaded embroidery and love for hand-worked craft. Seven years, countless international showings and a burgeoning business model later, the brand has now expanded to encompass Huma Adnan Signature, a ready to wear luxury line. Where FnkAsia expresses cutting edge, free spirited fashion, the Huma Adnan Signature is designed with a more timeless model in mind. It retains the trademark vibrancy of the designer while extending a note of classicism for the mature client.