Mumbai, Mar 17 IBNS | 7 months ago

Nokia presented a memorable collection by Shantanu and Nikhil at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014.

Inspired by their mythical, mystical, muse called Vanessa, the collection called "The Shadows Within" was a beautiful fashion journey in colours, textures and forms.

Inspired by the architecture of the pre-independence era, the designers recreated the colours that defined the look. In the collection were dusty rose, beige and mint-green but started with deep flaming red and chocolate brown.

Light sheer fabrics like organza and raw silk were perfectly balanced with rayon blends and poly jerseys. Embellishments were the very feminine delicate laces which were highlighted with embroidery.

There was grandeur in each entry, as gowns with impressive flat collars covered the shoulders. Gathered peplums, edged long-sleeved jackets, cape blouses, metres of organza swished over petticoats and embroidered bodices of the gowns were lavish. Long kurtas floated down the ramp, while sari gowns, pre-stitched to perfection were teamed with ornate corsets.

Laser cut sleek dresses had pleated covers and for ethnic glamour, a sherwani over layers of white net long skirt was stunning. Hemlines for jackets moved from cropped to waist and hip length, while dresses were midi to floor length. The final line up of lehengas with lace blouses, or bundgalas and a layered creation were sensational.

Men's wear remained constant as looped hem kurtas were teamed with a variety of bundies in textures, weaves and colours. Sherwanis appeared in quick succession with embroidered cuffs/collars and balanced with super weaves.

Creating a timeless display, which was totally trans-seasonal, the Shantanu and Nikhil collection called "The Shadows Within" presented by Nokia evoked an Indo-western appeal with very prominent contemporary touches.

(Posted on 18-03-2014)

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