Fashion designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil showed their Fall Winter collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi, India on March 14, 2013.
Though inspired by sand dunes of the desert, the designer duo displayed a very eclectic collection. Voluminous as well as straight cuts in both Indian and Western wear were seen on the ramp. There was a strong fusion element. Ethnic yet contemporary, minimalist yet intricate – that was the mainstay of the pieces shown. Embroidery, appliqué work, embossing, jacquard prints and play of textures were some of the highlights of this line.
Shantanu & Nikhil at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013
Anarkalis with lace work in pastel tones had a very wearable feel to them. One also saw the use of textured clutches.
WIFW Fall-Winter 2013 Shantanu & Nikhil Collection
Palazzo jumpsuits worn with billowy sleeved shrugs were an interesting combination. Chunky bangles and bracelets added their own bohemian touch.
WIFW Fall-Winter 2013 Shantanu Nikhil
Fusion wear was well represented by combining one sleeved draped tops with lehengas. The sleeves had a flowy and voluminous quality too. The lehengas themselves had intricate embroidery work.
Shantanu & Nikhil Collection Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013
The piece de resistance was definitely a midnight blue voluminous skirt with sand color appliqué work. This was teamed with a draped top. Rajasthani style silver jewelry went well with the overall theme.
Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013 Shantanu & Nikhil Collection
Double pocket jackets with leaf motifs contrasted beautifully with ankle length heavily flared skirts.
WIFW Fall-Winter 2013 Shantanu & Nikhil show
Knee length pencil dresses with jacquard prints in the same color as the base were a true blend of Indian and Western lines. The embossed hand bags complemented the outfits. The play of same color detailing on same color background gave depth to the outfits.
WIFW Fall-Winter 2013 hair makeup Shantanu & Nikhil show
Turbans brought in a vintage quotient to the ensembles. They also imparted a boho charm. The models sported subtle makeup with smokey eyes and nude lip shades. The hairstyle consisted of top buns.
WIFW Fall-Winter 2013 accessories trend Shantanu & Nikhil
Bejeweled Gandhi glasses added their own drama.
WIFW Fall-Winter 2013 Mens collection Shantanu & Nikhil
The men’s line comprised of printed “bandhgalas” teamed with narrow fit pants.
WIFW Fall-Winter 2013 Mens collection at Shantanu & Nikhil
Camel colored jackets made a good pair with narrow “dhoti” pants. The duffel bags were a good accessory for the men’s line.
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- Whether it was a sleeve or a skirt – the voluminous drape provided drama. They add a billowy and carefree feel.
- The skirts that could pass of as lehengas, or maybe the other way around, were one of the highlights of the show. Representing true fusion wear, one can easily sport them in daily life.
IANS, Indian Photo Agency