A new design, new faces in the audience and we’re back in the ‘Frow’. Excited by what’s to come, Parisian photographer and visuals expert Sana Ben Ayed was in position ready to capture some more visual content at OFS. Within Show II, we were treated to five more international designers of breath-taking talent and very different stories. Let’s take a look at Esha Sethi’s story.
In the words of Esha Sethi, her works evoke ‘timeless and empowering designs with a refreshing sense of simplicity’. Specialising in ready-to-wear and bespoke womenswear fashion, on Saturday 3rd March, Thirani transformed a traditional Parisian-themed auditorium into a spectacle of visual art and style. With a collection so detailed and profound, it was no wonder why we were all on the edge of our seats. Thirani’s work is recognised for its creative elements and exploration of “contemporary silhouettes with traditional embroidery”.
For me, the collection embodied the African warrior princess in its golden detail, like an encryption of what was once a treasure, now leaves it to the imagination to solve. Every piece created was elaborate and told its own story. With the warrior-like headpiece worn by each model creating mystery and a tense atmosphere with command on its music. With shape, architecture and colour grasping the audience’s attention, each look met designer’s aesthetic desires. Without limiting or compromising in design, Thirani provided a variety of styles to tailor all body shapes and preferences, whether it was the one-shoulder extreme ruffle scuba top and trouser or the black and gold patchwork tunic with its winged arm details. Features of ‘The Woman’ versus that of ‘The Girl’ was also appreciated within these styles; the asymmetric bandeau dress with its majestic golden cape flirting with the audience as she moved versus the magical floor-length tulle dress in a sheer embellished pink. She created an empire where warrior princesses gather and conquer a darkened world with a source of golden glow- a phenomenal collection with a hidden message.
Written by Bankee @bankeestyling
Photography by Sana Ben Ayed @sanabenayed_photography
Esha Sethi www.eshasethithirani.com / @officialeshasethithirani