Moonray’s new, eco-friendly spring-summer collection features three-dimensional craftwork

Mar18,2024


Clothing from Munray's spring-summer collection Equilibrium

Clothing from Munray's spring-summer collection Equilibrium | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Inspired by nature, Moonray's spring-summer collection, Equilibrium, incorporates traditional crafts and dyeing techniques within the scope of sustainable fashion and modern design sensibilities. While the plant-based colors and eco-friendly fabrics are the highlight of the range that hit store shelves in mid-February, it's the three-dimensional floral bouquet detailing on the clothes that underlines the Mumbai-based luxury-clothing brand's commitment to innovation. Does. Fashion aesthetics.

Plant-based colors and eco-friendly fabrics are the highlights of this range

Plant-based colors and eco-friendly fabrics are the highlight of this range Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Moonray's creative director Karishma Swali says that the brand started working on the collection in July 2023. “This time, the balance and harmony of nature inspired us. We created concept boards, explored moods and experimented until we found a celebration of balance and harmony in the design,” she says, highlighting the title of the edit.

From asymmetrical hemlines to draped tops, midi skirts and cropped camisoles, the capsule includes versatile separates that can be styled in a variety of ways. Karishma told that there are about 65 looks in it and there are around a hundred pieces in total. “At Moonray, we love working with limited edition capsules, so we create very small batch runs. Additionally, within 65 Looks, we continue to release new styles every month. This means we generally don't produce too many units of the same piece,'' she says.

The balance pivots on traditional tie-and-dye techniques like shibori, bandhani and leheriya.

The balance pivots on traditional tie-and-dye techniques like shibori, bandhani and leheriya. Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Karishma says the balance pivots on traditional tie-and-dye techniques like shibori, bandhani and leheriya, an embodiment of heritage practices. She explains that the colors have been extracted from madder root, lac and indigo plant. “Additionally, our dedication towards using organic fabrics like raw denim, hand-woven cotton fabrics, luxurious linens and silks emphasizes our commitment to eco-conscious practices,” she shares.

The clothes in Moonray's Edit are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council

The clothes in Moonray's edit are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The fabrics in Moonray's edit are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council – an international non-profit, multistakeholder organization founded in 1993 that promotes responsible management of the world's forests through timber certification – and feature handmade three-dimensional florals with lattice crochet. Are decorated with vases, crystal nets, polished chrome balls and cut-work details. Moonray credits the aesthetics of this range to its diverse team of master artisans and experienced craft experts at the brand's studio in Mumbai.

Moonray's edit is decorated with handmade three-dimensional flower bouquets made of fuzzy crochet, crystal mesh, polished chrome balls and cut-work details.

Moonray's edit is decorated with handmade three-dimensional floral vases made with latticed crochet, crystal mesh, polished chrome balls and cut-work details. Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

“Each delicate bouquet features delicately crafted petals in delicate crochet, adorned with organza hooks. Additionally, polished chrome balls, semi-covered in ultra-matte crochet, and crystal mesh complement either a modest or oversized silhouette. We like the interplay of opposite values. We wanted to showcase how complementary values ​​co-exist and how, in fact, complementary values ​​can come together to create a whole,” says Karishma. Plus, the subtle floral vases are actually brooches, so they can be easily removed before each wash.

The collection starts at ₹8,500 and will be available across Moonray's stores in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru and on its website moonray.in.

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