Posted on August 26, 2015 at 9:53 pm

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Modern Woman Meets Traditional Touch: ‘Indira et Amrita’

Ace designer Nikasha is all set to showcase her stunning new collection, Indira et Amrita this Saturday at Lakme Fashion Week 2015. The creative flair of this line comes from it’s unique story which was the inspiration behind this ensemble. This collection is inspired by two women, born to a Hungarian Jewish opera singer mother and an Indian Sikh aristocrat scholar father, The Shergill Sisters – Amrita and Indira. It is an imaginative interpretation of their lives together if they were alive!


When asked, Nikasha says,

‘This collection is an interpretation of the imagined life of the sisters – Indira et Amrita, had they been alive today! I am looking forward to showcase a visual representation of a whole new way of life – a life of progressive modernity, leisure and luxury!!’

Nikasha brings east and west together in this collection with art deco elements such as geometrical patterns and cherry blossom prints. The hand-embroidery adds a traditional touch to these contemporary pieces.

This Winter/Festive collection is set to be the most desirable collection of the season with flamboyant colors that the designer is known for with silhouettes ranging from low-waist flapper inspired jumpsuits to double tiered sari inspired tops, cowl pants with strappy tops, fringed kimonos and gathered sharara pants.

The imagined lives of two progressive women expressed in the form of fashion are going to be quite a visual delight to witness. Amrita was a woman way ahead of her times and one of India’s most compelling figures in the 20th Century. While Indira, a quintessentially beautiful woman, was more traditionally rooted and was the sole companion to Amrita’s turbulent and short life. This collection goes to explore the relationship and the dichotomy of their lives together and apart. Nikasha drew inspiration from the lives of two sisters who in every way radiated a life of progressive modernity, leisure and luxury!

Check out some of it for yourself! Do you think this collection will win hearts this LFW?

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