It is not the first time Nimish Shah has portrayed his new ranges at Lakmé Fashion Week. Once again Nimish introduced an amazing array of simple separates to the audience. Nimish’s pieces were unusual and innovative with the most precise detailing.
He ingeniously combined the ever-so popular oversized look with petite models. The generously baggy clothing creating interesting shapes with the slender silhouettes. Nimish used resourceful fabrics such as organic cotton, wool and silk. Adding a luxurious feel with chiffon. Nimish also used extraordinary geometric and abstract prints but very subtly.
His muse for the collection is said to be retro fashion. The collection is very much full of feminine classics but with added dazzle. For example, the elegant midis and carefully structured jackets left audiences in awe. The use of knitted garments and cable knit in particular was very refreshing. He included daytime looks such long sleeve cropped tops and mini sweaters as well as jackets, sleek skirts and boldly coloured blouses that would be equally fit for day or night. x
Payal Khandwala showcased an eccentric and contrasting collection at Lakmé Fashion Week. She called her range the “Sadhu and the Samurai”.
Her new fashion line consists of a lot of attractive and visually pleasing shapes. Her familiar use of layering and draping cemented these techniques as her trademark designs. The strong, rich shades of orange and crimson complimented the charcoal and bronze tones.
Payal introduced collars and belts to interesting wrap skirts. Creating exciting lines and silhouettes. From cropped jackets to oversized bolero’s and discreetly placed pockets, Payal’s collection is certainly unique.
Very unusual yet extremely appealing, Payal will most definitely attract the quirky and alternative fashionista.
Roma Narsinghani also stormed the catwalk with her chic, universal looks at Lakmé Fashion Week.
It was highlighted at the mystical “Dream Catcher” collection. The collection felt softer than the previous fashion ranges that graced the catwalk; supple in colour and shape. Light beiges, greys and nudes with flowing pleats and layers were the emphasis of each garment. She used complex additions such as paneling and buttons creating light and delicate shapes. Pastels also played a big part, in particular aqua.
Roma used interesting fabrics and embellishments such as mesh and satin. She created diversity with the presence of frills and extra detailing on sleeves. Her collection consisted of beautiful one-shouldered pieces creating stunning angles. The shapes were fluid and easy to watch glide down the catwalk.
Words by Emily Reed
Images courtesy of Lakmé India Fashion Week