Posted on August 25, 2018 at 9:44 pm

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Arpita Mehta & Nimish Shah Apparel Showcased At Lakmé Fashion Week

Arpita Mehta & Nimish Shah Apparel Showcase At Lakmé Fashion Week

Caprese, the international high-fashion handbags brand presented their Autumn/Winter 2018 collection in collaboration with Arpita Mehta’s and Nimish Shah’s effervescent apparel lines at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018

Mumbai, 24th August 2018: Arpita Mehta’s utterly feminine breezy collection and Nimish Shah’s offering presented in collaboration with Caprese handbags, was an opulent luxe show at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018.

Inspired by the colorful Caprese collection Arpita Mehta’s “La Fleur” collection had the ‘twirl with the wind’ feel, as it was a flirty, feminine look just ideal for the coming season.

With a confident aesthetic sense, sleek cuts and an indulgent voice to suit any occasion – Caprese’s every design is crafted as a style testament to every woman who wishes to announce her arrival in life. Speaking about the new collection, Mr Sudip Ghose, CEO, VIP Industries Ltd., said,

“Caprese brand is dedicated to bringing international high-fashion handbags and accessories to Indian women and this collection from Caprese has been designed to appeal to every modern Indian woman who deserves the best of everything in life.”

True to the international high-fashion lineage of Caprese, the latest Autumn Winter ’18 collection offers a brilliant mix of high fashion and functionality. Crafted in modern contemporary silhouettes with a fresh and vivid colour palette consisting of both pleasing pastels and bright pop favourites like blush, coral and olive, the collection offers a handbag for every occasion and need of today’s modern woman.

This new collection from Caprese comprises a wide array of handbags like elegant totes, timeless satchels, sophisticated hobos, smart sling bags, functional laptop bags, and trend-setting backpacks along with awe-inspiring small accessories like chic wallets and clutches. These international high-fashion handbags included in the collection exuded quiet opulence and subdued glamour, while they also came with a host of greatly desirable features for the modern woman.

Spacious interiors, multiple compartments, detachable and adjustable shoulder straps and easy access zippered pockets made the brilliant new collection a must-have in every woman’s Autumn Winter wardrobe. Handbags in the collection were attractively priced at Rs 1799 upward, sling bags onwards of Rs 1399 and wallets started at Rs 999. Caprese is available across the country at all leading retailers as well as online in India.

Inspired by the colourful Caprese collection Arpita Mehta’s “La Fleur” collection had the ‘twirl with the wind’ feel, as it was a flirty, feminine look just ideal for the coming season.

For Arpita the print story has always been of utmost importance, so the focus was on floral hydrangeas along with strong accents on geometric and linear stripes. The ensembles were aimed at the jet-setting, power dressing woman who is constantly on the move, so Arpita brought in fluid kaftan capes, a sprinkling of tiered ruffled pants, some figure contouring body suits and sexy bralettes for excitement. There was ample after-dark, chic, destination clothing that will appeal to women with lots of fashion élan. The eye-catchers on the ramp were the paneled capes over embroidered body suits that will add some notches of style quotient for the wearer.

Colour has always been Arpita’s collection highlight. This season she started delicately with dainty pastels, then revved up a little with frozen blues and subtle mauves and finally went into top gear with siren red. Embellishments made strong fashion statements, as laser cutting focused on embroidery that also listed mirror, cut Dana and thread work as the exciting detailing. Adding more pizzazz to the boho-luxe line of garments, Arpita emphasized the mood with linear and floral amalgamations. Frills and flounces were the seductive details, while bias cut skirts and sequinned bralettes with capes brought the resort wear angle. Tiered, frilly, blouses with matching pants, capes, pre-stitched saris with sequinned corsets, jumpsuits under flowing capes added to the destination wardrobe look. The black embroidered lehenga with the itsy-bitsy choli would be the ideal holiday wedding look.

Making a dramatic entry on the ramp was the very lovely Karisma Kapoor who glided in a sheer glittering sari, fitted choli and a gorgeous embellished floor-sweeping cape that floated behind her. For creations that will turn heads Arpita Mehta’s “La Fleur” collection presented by Caprese will cause a fashion flutter globally as well as locally.

Nimish Shah – Giving fashion a Shift in the season
Nimish Shah’s label ‘Shift’ has always been understated and discreet in its fashion directions. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 his creations presented by Caprese moved along the lines of the season but remained true to his fashion sensibilities.

The quintessential vamps of the 90s inspired the collection, with the fun-filled title “Cruise 19”. So, with the very stylish but slightly whimsical inspiration, Nimish stuck to his characteristic fashion directions that defined his label.

The fabrics that could match the collection’s nuances were restricted to artisanal cotton, Khadi, silk Cupro, and jersey. Adding some surface texturing Nimish brought in quilting, appliqué, and bits of zardosi. The color spectrum revolved around pops of khaki, bright coral, subdued military green and the ever-popular but neutral off-white.

Opening the show with a black/white giant checked trouser suit, Nimish followed it with an ombré striped shirt dress in the same monochrome hues. Biker jackets, white balloon-sleeved tops with touches of antique gold embroidery on the sleeves, lots of exaggerated shoulders and strappy summer dresses added to the holiday wardrobe.

The elegant kimono style midi with ruffled neckline, quilted biker jacket and the sudden entry of the woolen knit layered pullover brought variety to the collection. Jumpsuits were also given the detailing with topstitching, while the embroidered bolero shirt and cropped pants showed Nimish’s creative repertoire. Sharp, sleek construction and tailoring were evident in the bright double-breasted coatdress and white blouse with a tangerine skirt. The white top-stitching on the bright blue shirtdress with three patch pockets and the white jacket with discreet embroidery on cuffs proved that Nimish believed in craft and fashion but with a marked minimalistic touch.

For a relaxed “Cruise 19” wardrobe Nimish Shah’s ‘Shift’ label offered all the perfect options that would complement the line of handbags by Caprese.