Metamorphosis: Change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means. A striking alteration in appearance, character or circumstances.
Metamorphosis was the inspiration behind our first couture, art and home decor collection. Birthed to life in a time of great obscurity as we entered into the thick of the Covid 19 pandemic storm. Feeling stuck and frustrated in a time of great uncertainty, we decided to make our home a more beautiful place to rest, using pre-existing items and what ever we had around us to create something truly special. Sometimes the most beautiful things in life begin in a seemingly insignificant, small, or unseen form and must go through a process of growth and refinement, often painful and in darkness, to become their truest form.
The luxury lounge set features Baroque style hand-carved oak armchairs with custom fabric up-cycled from garments and fabric remnants, finished with satin rope detailing.
The set features matching ottomans, upcycled from industrial remnants and features hand-painted designs, finished with satin rope detailing.
The set also features a custom Queen Anne style hand-carved table, with a custom marble/stone style top.
On the wall is a custom Lakshmi Bee painting featuring: Kaiser I Hind - (EMPEROR OF INDIA) a rare species of butterfly, found on the borders of the Himalayas between India and Nepal. The painting features the rare butterfly resting in a collection of trees, overlooking the Nepalese Barun Valley and the snowy peaks of the Himalayan mountains.
On the armchairs: Custom couture art cushion, handcrafted from mixed media, silk satin and crushed velvet fabric remnants, carefully placed and stitched together with hand-embroidered detailing of South Indian sequins and beads.
Lakshmi Bee Logo cushion - Handcrafted from garment pieces, mixed media and crushed velvet fabric remnants, with hand-painted Lakshmi Bee logo.
Custom Forrest Heels, up-cycled and hand painted with embroidered leaf and crystal jewels.
Custom Velvet Cocoon Heels, up-cycled from lush velvet remnants and black crystal jewellery.
Behind the chair: Lakshmi Bee Art Gown 🦋 featuring butterfly's coming out of cocoons, made from up-cycled fabric of hand knitted wool patches, silk satins and cottons, finished with hand embroidered beads and sequin detailing.
Lakshmi Bee Art Dress 🍃 featuring close up of butterfly wing, made from up-cycled fabric remnants, intricately pieced together by hand, finished with hand embroidered beads and sequin detailing.
Tailored Sunflower Suit 🌻 Hand tailored suit set featuring hand painted up-cycled fabric of South Indian lace, cotton and silk satin including past Lakshmi Bee garments intricately pieced together, finished with with hand embroidered sequin and wool sunflowers.
Tailored Bird Claw Suit 🦅 Hand tailored suit set featuring up-cycled fabric of South Indian lace, Lakshmi Bee past crushed velvet dress and silk satin remnants intricately pieced together by hand, with hand embroidered bird claw shoulders of South Indian beads.
For luxury sustainable decor set commissions & enquiries, contact: lakshmi@Lakshmibee.com
Credits | Products featured: Lakshmi Bee LakshmiBee.com | Models: Monica Gorjok & Christina Gorjok, Amanda, Kymberlee Street, Natasha Cheng | Photography: Lakshmi Gowda, Mohan Raj, Eric Fonacier, Arvind Singh | Runway Crew: Pacific International Runway 2019