Naushad Ali’s unconventional Spring Summer/Fall Winter 2021 collection called “Getting out there – A ride through the dawn” a story of a free-spirited girl breaking all ground rules and was all about the back to the future concept at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week.
It was the past that Naushad Ali visited when he dreamt up his latest collection to inspire him. The many memories of his childhood surfaced to drive his creativity with the sounds, smells and flavours of days gone by. Bringing to the forefront these feelings, Naushad Ali concentrated solely on his textile base, which was of utmost importance for his garments.
His fabrics were ingenious, organic Kala cotton that was naturally dyed in earthy tones and then hand woven by weavers in Gujarat. His artisans in Pondicherry beautifully crafted the final collection and completed the memorable looks visualised by the designer.
Traditional Indian weaves were dramatically re-interpreted with multi-hued, bold splashes of Jamdaani for textured cotton, while huge imaginative checks and varying stripes in a palette comprising earth tones, once again kept the design tale in check.
The collection’s distinct, timeless styles focused on detailing like retro collars and oversized baggy shapes. Here were garments that revealed a memorable, lasting quality, which would be evident wash after wash; thus turning them into beloved pieces one could live in, treasure, but not just hang in wardrobes.
The eye catchers were the wide pair of checked pants with a voluminous floor-kissing robe and cropped blouse, the tiered maxi skirt teamed with a loose comfy shirt,
The easy, relaxed, season-less, comfort, oriented silhouettes that Naushad Ali is renowned for, were perfectly apparent in his Spring Summer/Fall Winter 2021 collection, which will be a treasured addition for many seasons by fashion lovers.
"My collection this season is handwoven by the artisans of Kutch using Indigenous, organic Kala Cotton, naturally dyed in the familiar yet rare hues of nature. Every garment is carefully crafted in timeless styles, extending their lifetime. I am extremely excited to be one of the winners for "NEXA presents The Spotlight" and I'm happy to present my showcase virtually at FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week this October." said Naushad Ali.