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Nachiket’s contemporary festive wear dazzles Lakme Fashion Week ramp
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Nachiket’s contemporary festive wear dazzles Lakme Fashion Week ramp

| @indiablooms | 16 Oct 2022, 08:59 pm

Mumbai: The very festive, joyful, contemporary collection by Nachiket Barve called “Ephermera” at Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI, set the mood when colour, style and exquisite, handcrafted detailing appeared on the ramp.

It was a very sophisticated, elegant offering with timeless silhouettes and feminine styling.

At the event took place at the Jio World Convention Centre, India’s largest & foremost venue for marquee exhibitions, conventions, and social events and located in the heart of Mumbai’s business district, Bandra Kurla Complex, the inspiration was the poetic transitions in nature and mesmerising patterns of the ocean, tides on shores, along with meteor showers in the sky, blooms, sea anemones and tidal currents.

For Nachiket, detailing has always played an important role and it was evident from the surface ornamentation of this collection that hundreds of hours of great craftsmanship were invested by expert Indian artisans. There was a grand medley of cutwork, thread embroidery, interesting appliqué techniques, along with splashes of colourful beading that added wonderful textures to the ensembles.

Another remarkable aspect of the collection was, the clever and ingenuous use by Nachiket, of upcycled fabrics and trims from previous seasons, which he rejuvenated and repurposed for this line to keep waste at the minimum.

There were bursts of iridescent sequins that glittered on light as air organza, while hand cut blossoms were appliquéd carefully. Gossamer-like silks, luxurious velvets and sheer chiffons were the perfect choice for the floor-kissing, swirling gowns and regal capes, while cocktail wear lehengas, jumpsuits, separates and sari gowns completed the fashionable menu of styles. Nachiket also ensured that his collection moved seamlessly from seaside soirées to after-dark evenings under the starlit skies.

Bouquets of appliqués were the point of focal attention for the black asymmetric hemline midi; while a high neckline gown with slinky cutaway shoulders sported a thigh-high slit and cascading floral motifs. Making a stylish entry on the ramp was the lush floor-sweeping ensemble with a tantalising off-shoulder bodice, but the sheer asymmetric cape dappled with appliqués, over bralette and matching trousers, added a sophisticated look to the collection.

Men’s wear was restricted to black, embroidered, bundie, buttonless jacket, kurta, sheer shirt, and trousers.

The lovely Huma Qureshi ended the show in great style wearing a dazzling, magenta, heavily, encrusted, embroidered lehenga and long-sleeved choli complemented with a matching, sheer, organza, ruffled, dupatta.

When it comes to clothes that are not only ultra-glam but timeless in form and structure, Nachiket Barve’s “Ephermera” collection will elevate celebratory memories for buyers during the years to come.

Nachiket Barve added, “Aftertwo years of digital, I was delighted to celebrate this season with my festive cocktail couture and occasion wear collection ‘Ephermera’ that championed the Indian Craft. I feel you mark special moments in your life with clothes, and the collection aimed to bring that out.These are clothes to cherish; clothes to enjoy your special moments in and most importantly to create joyful memories in!Showcasingmy collection at Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI was like homecoming for me since I had donevery my first showcase here. To see your friends, clients and well-wishers in the room and experiencing that soaring energy of cumulative presence especially after the isolation of covid was a truly wonderful experience.”

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