COSTUME DESIGN

SPRING - SUMMER '12 COLLECTION

AUTUMN - WINTER '11 COLLECTION

DARK NIGHT

This collection from Walnut explores the darker sides of evolution. Based on the concept of Metamorphism, it is a Kafkaesque look at fashion as a state of mind rather than just a tailored piece of cloth. It is a struggle as you struggle to keep it personal to the very declaration of war and its representation. The garments capture the the most painful inner struggle. And when you give in. To let the darkness win. To let the evil take over you. To let it become you. And it is as black as black can be. It is a Celebration of Black. With mystic appliqué work textures with three-dimensional structures it creates a look that is both art and fashion. The silhouettes are chic, clean and yet edgy asymmetric hemlines and cowls, using fabrics like silk, raw silk, felt, cashmere wool and sheep leather keep the tempo upbeat and yet very contemporary.

SPRING - SUMMER '11 COLLECTION

BUBBLE GUM POP

The Jackson 5, Banana Splits, Josie and the Pussycats…60’s music was something to sing along with. Walnut finds inspiration from this very era’s easy music and attempts to reclaim a little bit of the swinging sixties back to the limelight.
The collection inspired by Bubblegum Pop is just as the name suggests. A genre characterized by catchy melodies, rhythmic tempos and peppy dance beats, the collection embodies this free spirited movement with easy, no-chaotic flows coming in from teasing organzas. The floral abstraction is indeed a tribute to the feel good nature of the sound itself and it finds itself in appliqué, textures and prints.
The uncomplicated chords and simple harmonies symbolizes pure child like happiness that manifests itself in vivid colours of candy pink, yellows, blues and purples. And sheer plays hide and seek with organzas that bring out the sensuality and innocence of the age.
Nostalgia has never been so exciting. Or for that matter, so fashionable!

SPRING -RESORT '10 COLLECTION

IS THIS LOVE?

Inspired by Romance, the new chic lineup by Walnut recycles the age-old emotion and creates an abstract painting of ethereal love in an unreal world.

A place where myriad textures fuse with contemporary artistic expressions and create a newer fantastical version of Romance. 
The silhouettes have a practical and desirable ease in their simplicity. A juxtaposition of mismatched elements brings about the individuality of the Walnut girl. The use of stiff structures combined with delicate feather like hand-painted organzas further strengthens the line. A collection of solid black and whites highlight the dual nature of love and yet retain the essential Walnut characteristics of wearability and innocence. 

“Is this Love?” attempts to bring out a dynamic new side of the wearer and draws attention to her interpretation of love.

AUTUMN - WINTER '09 COLLECTION

SILVER LINING

When the air is moist and dripping with prophecies of economic doom can fashion be far behind? Like any true creative medium, fashion too finds itself wrapped around the dainty shoulders of history. Hence, Autumn Winter ’09 brings out the eclectic characters of the season. And how. Somber Blacks, Whites and Greys with quilting and all original digital prints, trapeze shape, habutai, Raw silk dresses and jackets make a special appearance and personify the mighty Recession that wants to eat us all. The intricate geometrical patterns and prints that create momentary illusions are not just mere chic elements but are also allusions to the confusion of the harrowed investor. The latter part of the collection gets more buoyant with intermittent splashes of happy colours that bring with it a promise of better times. Solid colours with a lot of draped pleating communicate brighter, newer beginnings. The crowning glory of the collection is the evening wear. Digitally printed silk dresses that cry freedom and bring about a warmth in our hearts that can only be interpreted as the pure joy of life

SPRING SUMMER '09 COLLECTION

THE PROPOSITION OF SPRING

A pure, romantic mood that's effervescent and fresh. Add to that the freedom of an illuminated sky and the lyrical energy of a woman and you've got nothing short of magic.

 

Light, breezy silks and digital bird prints make this collection light-hearted while the whites lend a semblance of order. Eminently wearable, the creations have the potential to add drama to any evening. With none of the fuss.

 

The silhouettes and pastel shades that highlight the collection, play with the idea of naïveté and express everyday sophistication. The line comes richly detailed with the use of cordings and prints in Silks. Effortlessly cool, the line can best be described as an imaginative dream that is destined to come true.