Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012Nimish Shah, Payal Khandwala and Roma Narsinghani Showed Their Stunning Collections at Lakmé

Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012Nimish Shah, Payal Khandwala and Roma Narsinghani Showed Their Stunning Collections at Lakmé

Nimish Shah‘S Classic Designs had Off-Beat Detailing at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Mumbai, Saturday, August 4, 2012: Bringing to the forefront simple separates, Nimish Shah’s collection had expert off-beat detailing at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.

Cleverly blending oversized baggy shapes with lean silhouettes, Nimish used great fabrics like organic cotton, khadi, wool and silk along with romantic touches of chiffon and crépe de chine with interesting discreet geometric and abstract prints.

The inspiration was the retro fashion advertisements that urged the designer to create the feminine midis, softly constructed jackets, some skirt suits and hand knits. The highlights of the show were the shawls and cable knit mufflers, as well as the mini sweaters, the overlapping brown skirt, the white pin tucked blouse, drop waist dress and the long sleeve cropped tops.  The soft jackets were teamed with sleek skirts and the mosaic print blouse was ideal day wear. The perma pleated mustard skirt dress, the black and white knit cardigan worn with fitted pants and the blouse was a great combination. The colours were deep and dramatic as brown, burgundy and mustard added chic touches to the garments with matching wedge shoes in black, brown and burgundy.

For clothes that speak a language all their own, Nimish Shah’s collection for his label Shift tells a great fashion story.

Payal Khandwala Presented an Unconventional Fashionably Contradicting Collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

Payal Khandwala called her collection the “Sadhu and the Samurai” which was a truly dramatic title for her creations at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Fashion 2012.

It was a line of layered, draped and wrapped separates, which Payal has turned into her trademark designs. The colours reflected the theme of the garments, as burnt orange, crimson and ochre played an almost spiritual fashion melody with coffee, charcoal, bronze and indigo. Keeping the silhouettes relaxed, Payal used rich fabrics for the fluid lines that combined the contradictions of form and style beautifully.

The machined collars and belts, the samurai wrap skirts, cowled shifts with looped pockets, the bias shoulder draped tops and the wide fluid pants were layered to perfection. The angular green/blue cropped jacket, the long pleated midi teamed with a flowing long bolero, the cowled pockets that discreetly emerged from the folds of the garments, skirts with draped tucks and panel pockets were totally unconventional in construction, yet very avant garde in form and appearance.

For an almost Zen like collection, Payal Khandwala’s look will appeal to the unconventional dresser.

Roma Narsinghani Presented a Chic Global Fashion Offering at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012

It was the “Dream Catcher” collection inspired by the poem of the same name that Roma Narsinghani presented at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.

Staying true to her fashion philosophy that “God is in the Details”, Roma ensured that the collection was replete with intricate additions and fluid ethereal shapes. Pastels came to centre stage with aqua as a favoured colour followed by soft beige, grey and touches of nude. Layering, pleating, panelling and draping along with clever fabric construction was the highlight of each garment. Shell buttons replaced traditional embroidery to bring a soft dazzle to the surface embellishments.

Playing with fabrics and embellishments, Roma created mesh like covers and added on origami touches for the faux boleros and the intricately braided waistcoats.  The shirts with long sleeves and back drapes, the two tone halter maxi, the bronze satin shirt with rear frill and sleeve detailing, the lattice weave apron like covers, the patched tunics, one shoulder ballooning blouse and the angular dusty green jacket were beautiful additions to the collection.

Fluid easy silhouettes were the high point of the display, making the “Dream Catcher” collection by Roma Narsinghani a magical addition to the global woman’s wardrobe.