When the inspiration is The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, that has dark under tones, the collection by Nidhi Yasha with the same name at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week was an intriguing look at style for the coming season.
Inspired by a deep, colour palette for her “Raven” line, Nidhi Yasha moved from prints and embellishments that started with fiery red and then gradually moved to flesh tones for the layered looks.
There as a marked folklore-like quality for the ensembles, as custom made laces and Nidhi’s signature motifs presented fashionable visuals that were aimed at the style conscious dressers, who have a great individual sartorial skill but with a hint of defiance and duality.
Creating the multi feathered look of the inspiration, there was an abundant use of 3D appliqués that were layered to create the perfect impact. Sheer minis appeared over bikinis, corsets on black long-sleeved blouse worn with high waisted skirt and the off-shouldered black and white cocktail maxi pointed to formal evening wear.
Will-powered gowns floated in with de-attached, flowing sleeves, while long-sleeved empire line maxis, layered-sleeved jackets and a sharply cut pant suit with high waisted trousers set the mood of the collection. A feathered bolero and knee length sheer covers over body suits were some of the more daring additions. Bringing in a solitary bright, red, pleated mini cover and a red long-sleeved blouse teamed with a white skirt; Nidhi broke the monotony of the all-black and white collection.
Talking about the collection, Nidhi and Yasha said: “My collection this season for FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week is introspective and brutally honest. Raven is an embodiment of mystery, strength, and the power of questioning norms, it asks the right questions. The collection features a deep color palette in prints and techniques, moving towards blazing reds and finally to flesh pinks baring the skin and soul, one layer at a time, bearing all in the label’s quintessential folkloric language. It’s been amazing collaborating with FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week. It’s a journey that goes long back for us, and this collaboration opens a multitude of business opportunities for participating labels, doubly so when the two powerhouses come together.”
When fashion followers want to create an intriguing impression with their dress sense fervour, then the “Raven” collection by Nidhi Yasha will ensure that they are on the right stylish path.