Mumbai: A symphony of beautiful feminine fashion was unveiled by Nikita Mhaisalkar at Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI. Titled “Tropical Times”, it was the exotic, serene wilderness of nature during the balmy summer months that nudged Nikita’s designing into creative mode.
Tropical fauna and flora gave a further artistic push to the designer as she dreamt up a line of clothing in shades of fresh green, but dappled with solid brown, tan and terracotta.
Adding a line of dramatic detailing to the ensembles, Nikita presented touches of Amazonian foliage and rustling raffia touches, along with unconventional snakeskin patterns which then moved onto bold and rustic tribal accents to complete the earthy look.
Hand embroidery was elaborate in form and structure, as it unveiled the detailed layered beauty of nature on the garments. Silhouettes stayed true to the inspiration, as the collection was ideal resort wear with hints of sari elements, yet, moved seamlessly into ultra-glam evening wear in forms that were undoubtedly show stopping.
The four men’s wear entries offered a varied choice of casual, sporty and formal wear in shades of brown. A printed suit was teamed with a colourful shirt, while a long trench coat, baggy trousers, comfy tunic, Bermuda shorts, oversized jacket, athleisure co-ord set, and printed robe completed the look.
Spritely Alaya F looked amazing as she brought the show to a close in a micro mini, shimmering, halter creation with strategic cut-outs and sheer, floor-sweeping robe.
Aimed at the high-powered global traveller, the “Tropical Times” line showcased by Nikita Mhaisalkar is an ideal option for a great, versatile, holiday wardrobe.
Speaking of the collection, NikitaMhaisalkar says, “It is a truly nostalgic moment for me as life comes full circle and I do another show in Mumbai after debuting at Lakmé Fashion Week in 2016. ‘Tropical Times’ takes cues from my extensive travel to the Caribbean and Maldives. What you see before your eyes is my take on luxe vacation and resort wear. The shapes are sensual yet retain the whimsy of a tropical island, with the use of rope belts and handmade tassels completing the look.”