Gauri and Nainika’s new collection celebrates the 1930s

October 8th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Designer duo Gauri and Nainika Karan’s spring/summer collection has a range of effortless drapes and softly constructed dresses that is reminiscent of fashion in the 1930s.”We have gone back to the 1930’s era, when the fashion sense was very demure and not exaggerated. The whole look is vibrant with softly constructed dresses and soft and flowing hemlines,” Nainika told IANS at the preview of her collection for the Oct 15-19 Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Oct 15-19.

“The silhouette is tall and slim, and has a free flowing look - comfortable yet at the same time very sensual, giving a completely feminine look,” she added.

Inspired by Isadora Duncan, the pioneer of American modern dance in the 19th century - known for her inventive method of draping, the line has free flowing dresses, robes, pencil dresses in lush prints splashed with vivid colours to give it an upbeat tone.

“The line has a Greek and Roman feel to it and the styles are very elegant, romantic and provocative. The clothes have a feel good factor and are very comfortable,” Nainika said.

The line is divided into three different looks that starts off with understated nudes and grey, making its way to shocking greens and oranges, and eventually leading to beautiful gowns in chiffon and tulle.

“This line is very relaxed and easy, with the colour palette dominated by bright greens and oranges. A lot of chiffon, tulle and heavy crepe has been used to make beautiful drapes,” Gauri said.

“We have not used embroidery or embellishment for this collection because it is very casual, free-spirited, relaxed and comfortable. It describes our mood that is very modern yet very classical and feminine,” she added.

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