July 28, 2022: Designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna gave us a peek into the beauty of mathematical precision at the launch of their latest collection ‘Fibonacci’ at FDCI India Couture Week, with Malaika Arora as the show stopper. The intricate set was built by artist Akon Mitra by combining thousands of origami pieces that arched over a ramp to depict a wave in perfect mathematical proportion.
The designers say, “We built this collection for the global India dancing at a Sangeet one evening and waltzing across Vienna’s historic ballrooms another. Every piece is our ode to detail taking upto 2000 hours to make.” The ramp was alive with garments that tease out the beauty and visual extravagance of patterns defined by Fibonacci’s irrational numbers. Every pattern is uniform and built by clear lines and divisions. The collection presents a world that is perfect, returned from the brink of chaos.
Models walked down the ramp in couture pieces of nude tulles, breezy organzas and opulent velvets with pearls, crystals, and sequins embellishments, in a spectrum of blues from mineral to midnight. Shades of grey, coral, hearthstone, and teal created points of focus. Every movement this evening was a reflection of a starry night with the generous combination of cutwork, crystals, and tassels making the show sparkle. The display featured constructed jackets, sheer embellished shirts, draped kurtas, and layered suits for men while presenting cocktail lehengas, draped sarees, and gowns for women.
There was a moment of collective wonder as showstopper Malaika Arora appeared in an embellished sheer gown dipped in the colour of midnight with a thigh-grazing split and plunging neckline. On walking the ramp she said, “I love couture and nobody does it quite like Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna.”
‘Fibonacci’ was a display of this iconic designer duo’s dedication to the study of structure in art and architecture, transferring these learnings to design. The show was from an architect’s point of view to couture evening wear.