Making life really easy and practical for the global traveller, Nimish Shah for his ‘Shift’ label presented a perfect summer wardrobe at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Separates were the key feature of the collection that could be mixed and matched not only effortlessly but also packed and maintained with the minimum of bother and care.
To make the ensembles ideal for visiting various parts of the globe and still allowing the woman to remain well-dressed, Nimish chose airy cottons, stylish linens, luxurious cotton silks, organic cottons and khadi. Adding prints, Nimish turned the fabrics into vibrant textiles as abstract florals gave a fashionable lift to the apparel. The prints were a delicate mix of abstract floral, matte pastels that gave the collection a gentle mood.
Colours remained cool and summery with matte pastels like ash, lavender, dusty pink and off-white, creating the right mood for the line. When it came to silhouettes, Nimish kept them simple and basic with short suits, column dresses, ‘A’ line midis and recreated tunics with interesting proportions.
Very interesting separates gave the collection a versatile flavour as midi dresses with low-cut arm holes, linen suiting for the summer suits, column dresses, peasant tops and the tunics were easy options for the soaring mercury. The simple zigzag print appeared for layered sleeve sack dress, dolman sleeve column creation and strappy midi. Shirt-waist, front-open military dress and drop waist pleated vision were part of the practical travel wardrobe.
Drawstring trousers and soft coat were teamed with a summer bustier and tiny appliqués on a white dress added to the cool fashion story. A smudgy print midi, princess line blouse, pearl studded white low-cut armhole midi and crépe yellow gown would be ideal summer brunch dressing choices.
Travel easy; travel light, declared Nimish Shah with his stylish well designed wardrobe that had great fashion directions.