Ace Indian designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil Tribute to vintage Kolkata

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Ace Indian designer duo Shantanu & Nikhil went back to vintage Kolkata, with its Raj-era havelis and magnificent lifestyles, to draw inspiration for their Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

Titled “The Shadows Within,” the collection was timeless and a perfect blend of Indian culture and Western sensibility.

“The narrator of our collection is a girl who lives in this modern-day metropolis but dreams of life in the bygone times. That was the inspiration for our collection,” Shantanu said after the show Mar. 26.

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The color palette included ivories, soft pinks, muted blues and purples.

The garments were true to Shantanu & Nikhil’s signature style — an elegant combination of fitted tops and flared bottoms.

Meanwhile, designer Raakesh Agarwal’s pop star-inspired collection oozed glamour. A lot of corsets were used in the ensembles, which gave them red-carpet edginess.

The fabrics used were croc leather, fur, silk and tulle. The silhouettes were corseted peplum jackets, cigarette pants and boleros.


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