FDCI x LFW, 05-10 OCTOBER 2021

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Nikita Mhaisalkar

New Age fashion has turned season fluid thanks to the creative designing by labels and Nikita Mhaisalkar presented her version of this genre at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week.

Nikita’s collection “Canvas” was all about celebrating one’s innate organic artistry. Her creations had inspirations from paint drips and abstract strokes with artistic lines, along with the bold stripes, Aztec motifs and dramatic embroidery. The very, glam, resort wear line had a marked defined geometry as well as lineal accents.

Allowing her designs to project a luxe prét wear look that had distinct outerwear inspirations, Nikita bought in her versions of co-ordinate sets, coats and trench options. The specially customised prints added to the imaginative undefined forms. When it came to a more non-tropic holiday, the simply tailored separates were visualised in rich, hemp, silk and organza, as the collection moved seamlessly from easy, travel wear, to exotic evening offerings.

Nikita made her colour selection from a palette of lilac, magenta, aubergine and coffee. To offer the striking embroidery and prints of trompe L’oeil an eye-catching pizzazz, she added on a great diversion, which was in the form of zardosi, raffia and baroque embroidery that brought great sartorial value to the ensembles.

Jumpsuits, robes over pants, strappy gowns, ornate cummerbunds and sharply cut jackets over minis, offered a versatile mix to the discerning dresser. Intricately encrusted minis, one-shouldered, formal gowns, sheer shirts over bustiers and palazzos with wrap skirts added drama to the look, while kaftans offered some relaxed fashion wear. The ombré effect was evident on many of the ensembles, along with gentle layering. 

To bring in more flair to the vision of the collection, Nikita included hand made fringes at strategic garment placements.

Designer Nikita Mhaisalkar said, - “This season, we have explored varied avenues of our artistic alphabets of self-expression. The Canvas captures the true perspective of our chaotic mind, and this line is a summation of that languid journey of self-exploration through paints and strokes”

For lovers of stylish, impactful, fashion, Nikita Mhaisalkar’s “Canvas” collection will be the perfect choice for a dramatic entry.