Gulmarg resort inspires Hemant-Nandita's line at AIFW
Husband-wife designer duo Hemant and Nandita today said they found the idea for their folk-themed autumn--winter collection during their visit to a resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir last year.
New Delhi: Husband-wife designer duo Hemant and Nandita today said they found the idea for their folk-themed autumn--winter collection during their visit to a resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir last year.
The designers said that the collection, titled "Boho Caravan", was a tale of a free spirited wanderer who aspires to travel around the globe.
"We visited the Khyber resort in Gulmarg last year and it stayed in our minds. The place was very simple and western from outside but inside it was so ethnic and traditional that we were surprised. The place was done in woods. There was a lot of colours. So, that was the idea that we had and worked on this since last December," Nandita told reporters after the show.
Tribal gypsy maxi dresses teamed with capes and long lose gown were the primary components of the line, which was accesorised with tassells, fringes, and fine handmade jewellery.
The colour palate comprised of muted tones of dusky browns, smoke greys, mustards, dull reds highlighted with a bunch of pop abstract floral details.
The collection was rooted in textures like carpet-inspired prints, floral thread embroideries and ethnic prints.
"We have used a lot of separates as it adds to the glamour and street style. We are all about wearable clothes and this collection also reflects that. One does not have to get the whole ensemble because every piece of clothing that we have used can stand out even if worn individually," Hemant said.he scaling and hand crafted applique have been inspired from the intriguing animal skins.
Cold metallics can be seen in the collection by the use of riveting techniques.
Talking about their collection, which mainly focused on the colour black with hints of whites, the designers said it embodied the colours of a cold forest.
"We have used a lot of details. We love texture, we have used a lot of metallics on blacks, animal skin, black on blacks. It is a collection for the early winter," Rahul said.
The silhouettes had a lot of layering and exaggerated sleeves. The capes, pant suits, dresses with sheer panels, high waisted skirts, embossed neoprene dresses, lazer cut jackets were the key signatures of this collection.
This special collection is together a lament and celebration of life, the designer added.