Sharing my absolute favorites from Day 2 at AIFW SS16. The Day 2 post is in two parts because I love Hemant and Nandita and they do deserve a full post on their collection.
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Hemant and Nandita
A sharp turn in the era of fashion – 1960’s. This time Hemant&Nandita bring forth the time – an era of advancements, an era of switch and an era of the flower. Shorter hemlines, bigger motifs in acid colours and the reflection of the onset of youth culture can be seen throughout the collection.
Hemant &Nandita work their magic on the Op and Pop Art inspired colors, 1960’s swirls and spatter embroideries and details that take you five decades back.
Shirt and Suiting fabrics fused with lace and twill give a glimpse of the inter-related cultural and political trends of 1960’s.
The collection depicts embroideries in acid colors and an abundance of big flower motifs, lace plackets, lace shoulder patches and loose silhouettes giving away the idea of cross fertilization between fashion, fine arts and graphic design.
The sensibility for the surface treatments reflects revolutionary and innovative concepts fused with practical ideas. Solid color threads and lace embroideries in big floral and swirl patterns to give an out-and-out 60’s vibe.
The loose fit pantsuits, jumpsuits and button up skirts with large utility pockets is Hemant&Nandita’s take on the 60’s.
A-line, boxy, sharp and short shift dresses depict a simplicity in design and construction for the bold, witty and free spirited.
I am totally in love with this collection. The pop of acid colors, the vintage 60’s vibe, A-line dresses and the big textured flower motifs.
What about you?
Day 2 AIFW 2.0 goes up tomorrow.
Until then keep following my Instagram for AIFW updates.
See you tomorrow.