Shantanu Mehra & Nikhil Mehra, two brothers and famous Indian fashion designers stepped in the global fashion circuit with their label best “Shantanu & Nikhil” launched in 1999. The brand targets people with varied tastes from the effervescent to the classy and chic. Both designers have made a mark with their haute couture for both men and women ranging from traditional and casual chic, to power dressing line of clothing for the urban populace that desire a perfect blend of conservative and contemporary styles.
Shantanu & Nikhil’s collection at Lakmé fashion week paid homage to India’s freedom fighters was naturally inspired by warriors and had a strong military aesthetic and however the utilitarian details were balanced by an opulent silhouette that had a regal air.
A sheer contrast in creations where traditions met modern art took over today’s fashion statement. The collection consist both men’s wear and women’s wear. Men’s wear includes draped kurtas, jackets and belted coats and Patiala pants and fur shoes and women’s wear include short and structured jackets. It was a vibrant collection of men’s and women’s wear.
The off shoulder dress is designed like a sheath dress in maroon color looking nice and other dress is designed like a ball gown with so many flares and its strapless bodice has sweat heart neckline decorated with lace in maroon color looking good and model is also looking unique.
Black dress is designed like a mermaid dress and embellished with golden work on the sides of the shirt and on the straps over all the dress is looking unique and stylish and this will look moiré elegant if you wear lightweight gold jewelry with the dress.
The appearance of Malaika Arora Khan in the show made the show and collection super hit. She wore a black dress designed in the stuff of chiffon and embellished with lace and stitched with turtle neck looking so nice. The dark green skirt is designed in the stuff of net and underlay is designed in jamawar in golden color and the dark green blouse is stitched with open front and irregular hemline. The lowetr skirt of this black dress is stitched with flares and the bodice is designed in shimmery stuff the dress is perfect for night parties.
Dark green straight dress is full of same embroidery and decorated with some stones and a cape is also set with the dress designed in the stuff of chiffon and a fur gown in dark green color is also set with the dress looking nice and unique. The skirt is designed in black chiffon with a golden underlay and golden blouse is designed in embroidered stuff the dress is looking beautiful and can be worn in parties too.
The designers have been inspired by vintage India and they have merged it with modern fabrics and contemporary textures to help it evolve as a nouveau trend and both brothers tried to cater to a mix of high quality contemporary and ethnic attire that has been exotically infused with delicate detailing, exceptional finesse and rich textures. All the dresses are nice and fabulous so go and make your look in the winter parties more beautiful.