A couture collection for men and women, inspired by the Fibonacci wave
Architecture’s favourite muse is a frozen wave. Millions of drops- at once a reflective ocean of whirling squares and a singular sheet of repetitive patterns. You can feel the geometric precision in its stillness. In designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s latest collection of evening wear ‘Fibonacci’, movement marries precision with an architectural penchant for precision, guided by nature’s invisible rule- the Fibonacci wave.
RGRK’s couture collection is built for the global Indian dancing at a sangeet one evening and waltzing across Vienna’s historic ballrooms another. Here, dramatic fabrics meet precise technique in patterns defined by Fibonacci’s irrational numbers to birth perfectly crafted garments of exquisite grace. Every pattern in this collection is uniform, built by clear lines and divisions. Here, RGRK presents a world that is perfect, returned from the brink of chaos.
This is a collection where sumptuous fabrics like nude tulles, breezy organza, and opulent velvets marvellously overlap with intricately embellished embroideries into fantastical dreamscapes of pearls, crystals and sequins. A combination of cutwork, crystals and tassels produce visual movement like in a kaleidoscope. As with the equation of whirling squares, RGRK’s Fibonacci presents a wink here and a flash there with a clever use of metallic shine and reflection in the form of hand embroidered origami figures. Each of these pieces is intricately hand done taking 1600 – 2000 hours to make.
In a nod to the wave patterns, RGRK’s latest collection traverses the spectrum of blues from mineral to midnight, using shades of grey, coral, hearthstone and teal to create points of focus. ‘Fibonacci’ however, at its heart, is a nod to craft- both structural and artistic where every piece is a study in precision. For men, this is a collection of constructed jackets, sheer embellished shirts, draped kurtas and layered suits. For women, this is a collection of cocktail lehengas, draped sarees and gowns from your dreams. The thigh grazing split tilts a balance, a plunging neckline redirects the Fibonacci wave, an engineered bustier performs a human function while ensuring aesthetic grace. For men it’s the precise placement of every stitch in a tuxedo, and every sparkle of a sequined kurta. ‘Fibonacci’ brings together this iconic designer duo’s dedication to the study of structure in art and architecture, transferring these learnings to design. It introduces an architect’s point of view to sarees and lehengas, weaving international silhouettes into Indian patterns for a bride and groom with a global outlook, making sure that every garment fits well and remains light.
They say the golden ratio is an irrational number, a never-ending decimal- the intersection of mathematics and art. The very foundation of form as we see it is a precisely imprecise mathematical function. Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna dive headfirst into this world of juxtapositions with their couture collection ‘Fibonacci’ featuring gowns, tuxedos and Indian formals in stores and online now.