Jewelled tones, 3-D imagery highlight of Niki Mahajan’s collection

March 10th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Known for recreating past regalia with a modern touch, designer Niki Mahajan has for her autumn-winter collection created beautiful jewelled tone dresses with an Indian touch to give a 3-D illusion.
“I have used a lot of fragmentation this time which means that there is a bit of everything in a dress. I have used different embroidery, different fabrics and different shades in a dress to give it a three-dimensional look,” Mahajan told IANS at the preview of her autumn-winter collection here Monday.

“This time again the emphasis is on colour palette and I have used bright jewelled tones that depict happiness,” she added.

Mahajan’s creative journey began in 1998 when she launched her label- Niki Mahajan.

The designer has always given importance to rich Indian heritage crafts and her work celebrates rural, indigenous hand craft techniques of India.

“When I launched my label, I realized the fact that Indian craft is fast fading. Hence I started working on Indian fabrics, textiles, embroideries, dyeing and printing techniques,” Mahajan explained.

Elaborating more about her collection Mahajan said: “It’s a celebration of womanhood. The clothes have a soft and feminine appeal and are meant for women who love freedom.”

Mahajan has used mostly silk in her range with a bit of lace, net, velvet and cotton.

“Most of my dresses are made of silk with a mix of other fabrics because I wanted to give the fragmented look in my designs,” she maintained.

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