Designers recreate yesteryear, spiritual charm on ramp

Mumbai: The fashion of the retro era; a collection inspired by virtues of spirituality; and an ode to modern women - the second day of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 saw three designers Nimish Shah, Payal Khandwala and Roma Narsinghani presenting contrasting clothing lines on the runway together Saturday.

The show began with Shah`s collection, which was inspired by the retro era of the 1970s, but with a contemporary twist.

"My collection was basically inspired by the retro fashion of the 1970s. We used more of silk material and shawls. We took the old vintage reference and gave a contemporary twist to it with lot of detailing," said Shah.

It was followed by a line by Khandwala, who incorporated the virtues of loyalty, self awareness and spirituality in her collection.

"My collections was inspired by the monks and the warriors. It`s very easy and comfortable wear with some draping and more constructive work," Khandwala added.

The show came to an end with Narsinghani`s collection called "DreamCatcher", which was an ode to the modern women. She extensively used shell buttons as surface embellishments on her creations.

"I have played a lot with buttons, and my collection is a mix of structure and drape together. The USP of my collections are its loose and comfortable collars," said Narsinghani.

The LFW Winter/Festive 2012 kickstarted Friday, and will end Aug 7.