New Delhi, 27th August 2019
History has witnessed certain great stories and one such story is that of Mihr-un-Nisa’s love story. Her entire life and her love for the emperor Jehangir finds a special place in our history. Lovingly and aplty called ‘Nur Mahal”( Light of the palace) , she epitomized grace , beauty , generosity and intelligence. She was well educated and held a deep respect for culture.
Keeping in mind the ethos of the event Designer Asha & Gautam Gupta in collaboration with Guru Padamshri Shovana Narayan, unveil their new collection NUR JAHAN, Collection with timeless Indian handicrafts. Through their collection they pay homage to this remarkable woman.
Collection Inspiration: The new collection NUR JAHAN BY ASHA GAUTAM is inspired by her, her beauty, her love for fashion and jewelry, art, dance and music and above all her kindness. Music, jewelry, florals, their wedding and its celebration are illustrated and then woven to narrate her story.
Collection Details: Rich textiles such as paithani, bandhani, banarasi silk, tissue, kota, organza and patloa are used to give the collection royal feel. They have used vibrant colours such as bright rose, tomato red, radiant yellow, garden green, beetroot purple, hot red, rice gold to coriander brown to give the collection the vibrancy. Vintage zardosi embroidery is used with pearls, ari, resham, says Designer Gautam Gupta.
“History always glorifies the Jahangir -Anarkali love story overshadowing the love story of Nur jahanand Jahangir. But this exemplary love story of the emperor Jahangir with this remarkable woman also deserves remembering. Her story is not only inspiring but also way ahead of its time” adds Gautam Gupta