MUMBAI, (GNI): When it’s time for fashion in the sun, Nishka Lulla knows exactly what looks great. Her boho vibe was very evident at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 when easy-to-wear styles floated down the runway.
A Nishka Lulla girl is a freedom-loving, fashion forward dresser, whose life is as relaxed and trendy as Nishka’s silhouettes. The casual separates moved to dressy chic when frills and flounces were added.
Bursts of pop iridescent sequins and 3D butterfly motifs were the focal points of the collection. The mogra flower an Indian favourite, played a major role to highlight the cute sexy creations.
Opening the show with a white, checked, midi cinched with a bright pink sash, the black asymmetric drop-waist dress, checked flared pants and tiny bias cut bustier and the white scalloped shorts with asymmetric cover Nishka brought in some great entries.
Pale, grey, stretch jersey was ideal for the long-sleeved tops and gave a sensual body-con look. Printed wrap-skirt, white peplum blouse with discreet glitter, the shimmering jersey asymmetric opening jumpsuit and pink layered wrap skirt with jersey blouse, had a semi-formal vibe.
The final pink printed, net, layered, mini with the twinkling butterfly embroidery and the light and dark pink gowns offered a formal option to the holiday maker.
Here was day to night time glamour that should add considerable Joi-de-vivre in the stylish dresser’s wardrobe.
Get set for great mix and match summer classics that will make news on the fashion charts from Nishka Lulla.
NUPUR KANOI BROUGHT THE EARTHY HUES OF AFRICA TO LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2017
‘Lost and Found in Africa’ was the very rustic and unconventional name for Nupur Kanoi’s earthy collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017.
The inspiration revolved around African tribal crafts and culture, which Nupur cleverly merged with Indian ethnicity. Making lavish use of intricate colourful glass beadwork, tie and dye methods, along with metallic embellishments, the designer assembled a modern New Age luxe tribal sportswear line with hints of the 20’s glam quotient.
The Bandhani craft evolved from the body painting African techniques onto the fabrics; while the beadwork; reworked the surface ornamentation methods. The craft of cut Dana further enhanced the look of the garments to create a metallic sheen inspired by African body tattoo and piercing techniques.
The colours appeared deep and rich as midnight black formed a base for blood red piping and ombré shades of red were crimped into draped tunics along with watery grey. Fabrics were varied with cotton, crepe, cotton-silk, georgette, chiffon, stretch net and rib creating a firm base. The beaded T-shirt dress featured a mix of sheer and opaque panels worn with rouched pants. The beaded hoodie jumper kurta once again in a sheer opaque combo, was ideal with georgette pants. For the cocktail hour, it was an embellished sheath or a Bandhani draped ombré asymmetric dress.
Saris were brought in an imaginative way with cropped blouse and Bandhani shaded drape. Another sari was pleated and turned into a sari-maxi with a double layer racer back. More saris were with chevron and Bandhani, embellished with glass pipe and metallic fringes for sheer blouse in luxurious georgette. An embroidered sari wrap-dress with back cowl and fringed bra top added to the theme of the show. Kaftan-jumpsuits, sharara-jumpsuit and a fringed playsuit with oversized kite jacket were some of the interesting silhouettes that Nupur brought to the forefront.
When it comes to fashion drama from the Dark Continent, Nupur Kanoi’s ‘Lost and Found in Africa’ collection will take the global dressers on a stylish path of colour, craft, design and elegance.
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