House of MEA is a platform that promotes emerging and established talent from across Asia and the Middle East. Showcasing eight fresh talents from FAD India, the collections were all based on the theme of 'Textures, Textiles, and Tradition'. Contrasting fabrics, textures, and embellishments depicted India's rich cultural heritage, noted through dress.
The show featured models wearing opaque masks, bold eyeshadow and slicked hair. Materials used included silk, leather, tulle, velvet, organza and jute, with contemporary Indian embroidery and beading. Fabric manipulation such as pleating, distressing and draping were used to create texture and three-dimensional pieces. Oversized structures and asymmetric shapes contrasted with the ruffled gowns and embroidered mesh dresses. With music from Martin Srivastav and shoes from Attribute London, it was a show to remember.
The following students participated in the showcase: Manali Khude, Mehak Somjee, Nidhi Jain, Shambhavi Mudgal, Savio Dsouza, Shraddha Katariya, Simran Oswal, and Simran Sachdev.
Words by Maisie Taylor
Photography by Danny Woodward