At London Vogue Week, the British-Indian designer returned to the runway with a set that explored “sexuality, freedom, form, and empowerment”
Glimmers of a summer season spent on the shores of Spain’s fabled occasion island, Ibiza, have been evident in Supriya Lele’s Spring/Summer season 2022 outing, which the British-Indian designer offered at London Vogue Week on Monday. Marking an energy-fuelled return to the runway after 18 months of Covid restrictions, the gathering was certainly one of unbridled glamour – bringing collectively skin-bearing, daringly-draped shapes; searing, feel-good summer season colors; and decadent dancefloor-ready materials. An expression of female sexuality, enjoyable, and above all, freedom, it gestured a return to good instances as soon as extra.
“I wished to generate a sense of freedom and pleasure,” Lele tells AnOther of the seductive designs, which explored “sexuality, freedom, form, and empowerment,” and appeared down the runway in optimistic shades of sunshine yellow and tropical sea blue, acid inexperienced and raspberry. “We’ve got been residing below such restrictions in latest instances and I wished to share a brand new feeling of hope with everybody.”
The gathering discovered its place to begin in a humble males’s tank prime the designer wore for a lot of the summer season, which sparked a fascination with the thought of contorting and elevating on a regular basis clothes shapes. Nodding on to that tank prime, the vest is reborn in Lele’s assortment as an attractive, sequin-adorned, sheer sleeveless gown – whereas elsewhere staples just like the bomber jacket, capri pant, and traditional shirt are reworked via Lele’s twisting, body-celebrating model.
“[The collection] is a growth on traditional ‘Supriya’ however maybe extra structured,” she says of the gathering, which noticed a resolved honing of the designer’s codes: 90s and 00s-inflected silhouettes, imaginative draping, and explorations of designer’s Indian heritage. “I spent a variety of time in Ibiza over the summer season so possibly a touch of that too,” she provides.
“I really feel most assured on this assortment,” says Lele, wanting again at previous seasons. “Exploring my Indian heritage is on the core of my model, and this season I really feel so fortunate to have been capable of work with an embroidery home in India on the sequined items – a full circle second.”
For Lele, this sense of confidence within the assortment was delivered to vivid life on the runway itself. “It was so thrilling,” she says of the return to an in-person London Vogue Week. “It actually felt like a very long time coming and was such a celebratory second. It was wonderful to see the garments in movement, surrounded by all my family and friends.”
This yr specifically, Lele’s group of supporters have turn into extra important to the designer than ever earlier than. “I’ve been connecting quite a bit to individuals who love my garments just lately and I really feel like I’m beginning to construct the ‘Supriya Lady,’” she says. “It’s actually unbelievable to have the ability to create a set with such necessary suggestions from the individuals who put on it.”
Such connection to the label’s group has meant that Lele’s designs are as crafted to be as comfy as they’re stunning. “[I hope my designs make people feel] actually actually good,” says Lele. “Like they will breeze via the day and night time, feeling comfy and like their greatest selves.”