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The stunning R|ElanTM x Gauri and Nainika Spring/Summer
2023 show presented a grand biodegradable collection that was a first for R|ElanTM at
Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI. The event took place at the Jio World
Convention Centre, India’s largest & foremost venue for marquee exhibitions,
conventions, and social events and located in the heart of Mumbai’s business district,
Bandra Kurla Complex.
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) launched its new biodegradable R|ElanTM EcoGold

offering in partnership with dynamic designer duo Gauri & Nainika to present an eco-
friendly collection titled Midnight Botanica.

Mr Hemant D. Sharma, Sector Head – Polyester, Reliance Industries Limited,
commented, “At Reliance, it has been always our endeavour to enhance the sustainability
and circularity quotient in R|ElanTM offerings. This time we have achieved a breakthrough
in developing biodegradable technologies – R|ElanTM EcoGold. We are thrilled to have
witnessed the matchless fusion of sustainability and style in the Midnight Botanica
collection of Gauri and Nanika.”
Sharing their thoughts on the collaboration, designers Gauri & Nainika said, “This has
been one of the most exciting collaborations – to be part of a global sustainable

movement. We’ve created glamorous evening wear with a diverse variety of stunning eco-
friendly fabrics, most importantly R|ElanTMs latest biodegradable R|Elan Eco Gold, that

we are sure our customers will love.”
Gauri and Nainika chose R|ElanTM GreenGold, R|ElanTM EcoGold and R|ElanTM Freeflow
for the collection. R|ElanTM GreenGold fabric is made from 100 percent post-consumer
used PET bottles while using efficient and certified manufacturing practices. Thanks to
this innovation, PET bottles can be reduced from ending up in landfills and oceans making
R|ElanTM GreenGold one of the most sought-after fabrics among leading brands, retailers,
fashion designers and style enthusiasts. R|ElanTM Freeflow fabric makes one feel like a
million dollars. It provides fluidity and has a luxurious fall and drape. R|ElanTM EcoGold is
the true warrior of Mother Nature as it is bio-enhanced to break down into natural elements
and plays a huge role in saving fashion waste from piling in landfills.

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The collection called “Midnight Botanica 2023” had a rich, dark, dreamy look with stark
contrasting hues of the night and botanical inspirations. Floating fashionably down the
ramp were light as air chiffons, crepes and organza’s that were turned into swirling
dresses, jumpsuits and red-carpet worthy flowing Grecian gowns. The romantic colours
set the mood for the collection as fiery red and delicate ivory were merged skillfully with
strong jewel tones.
For Gauri and Nainika, florals have always been the mainstay of their design sensibility,
which was once again visible by botanical inspirations throughout the ensembles as
blossoms appeared delicately on fabrics. The designers also brought in the beautiful rose
print to further emphasise the femininity of the collection.
When it came to silhouettes, classic corsetry was in focus with Greco-Roman inspired

fluted bodices over fluid, flowing drapes. Halters, off-shoulder accents, dramatic one-
shoulder visions along with rouching and detailing created that ultra-glam style story on

the catwalk. Gauri and Nainika ensured the collection was ideal for diverse body shapes
and offered a relaxed, laidback elegance that will be favoured by a wide cross section of
Fashion Influencer Masoom Minawala closed the very exquisite show wearing a pristine,
white, will-power, corset gown with an intricately draped back that flowed into a luxurious,
fabric trail.
When women want to create show stopping entries at events, the “Midnight Botanica
2023” collection by Gauri and Nainika from the sensational R|ElanTM fabrics will cause a
memorable stir.

About R|ElanTM:
R|ElanTM, the next-gen fabric has been created from specially engineered fibres and yarns
using the cutting-edge technological expertise, state-of-the-art R&D and the robust testing
systems of Reliance Industries, India’s largest private sector company. These smart
fabrics have been designed to enhance comfort and aesthetics and it is being increasingly
sought-after fabric by renowned domestic and global brands, retailers and apparel
manufacturers. The various technologies that power R|ElanTM fabric impart several
attributes such as moisture management, odour-free and thermal insulation, while
ensuring that they contribute something back to Mother Earth.

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About Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI):
A non-profit organization, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is the apex body of
fashion design in India, represented by over 400 members. Founded on the premise of
promoting, nurturing, and representing the best of fashion and design talent in the country;
its prime objective is to propagate the business of fashion. FDCI stays true to its
commitment to promote the ‘Make in India’ label as handlooms take center stage, in a
country, who’s heritage is soaked in the flavors of indigenous crafts. For more information,
please visit: www.fdci.org
About Lakmé:
Lakmé, is India’s no.1 color cosmetics and leading premium skincare brand from
Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Lakmé has been the pioneer of the make-up and color cosmetics
in India since 1952 by launching numerous trends leading and high-performance products.
Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian
woman’s needs, Lakmé offers women a comprehensive beauty experience through its
extensive product portfolio as well as contemporary services at Lakmé Salons, India’s
no.1 salon chain. For Further Information log on to www.Lakméindia.com
About Rise Worldwide:
RISE Worldwide is India’s largest independent Sports, Lifestyle and Entertainment
company. Its portfolio includes Sports & Sponsorship Consulting, Fashion & Sustainability
Platform Building, Athlete Talent Management, Licensing, Broadcast Production, Lifestyle
and Entertainment with owned or managed key properties such as: Lakmé Fashion Week,
India’s premier Fashion platform; Indian Super League, country’s premier football league;
Tata Open Maharashtra, South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event; Jio Wonderland; The
Voice of Fashion and SU.RE Sustainable Resolution.