Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Designers Nikhil Thampi, Nishka Lulla and Nupur Kanoi presented fashionable yet wearable lines on the second day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) summer-resort 2013 here Saturday.
Popular anchor Shibani Dandekar, who was there to cheer the designers, was especially appreciative of the creations due to their wearability.
“I love the fact that all the clothes can translate from the runway into real life. They are all very wearable. Usually, Indian designers make their clothes very blingy, but here we saw three designers who didn’t,” Shibani told the media post the show.
Nikhil Thampi’s line was “an ode” to noted American painter, sculptor and illustrator Richard Artschwager.
“His ideology inspired me a lot. I have tried to give him a tribute. I hope I did a fabulous job and that everyone enjoyed it,” he said.
The line included jackets, trousers, long flowy tops and full-length gowns in colours like yellow, black and white.
“I believe in comfort. You will see long flowy silhouettes in most of my collections,” he said.
Nishka Lulla’s collection reflected a Bohemian feel.
“My line is a transition from the last season. It follows the same story of a Bohemian girl, who likes to travel. I took inspiration from the dandelion flower, and there was a lot of transparent mix of fabric in the collection,” she said.
The collection comprised long dresses, shirts, long jackets as well as shorts in soothing colours like blue, beige and light pink, to beat the heat this summer.
“I believe that style should be personal and comfortable. It is a very flexible collection and you can wear (these creations) in everyday life,” she said.
Nupur Kanoi used a lot of metallic embellishments for her line, titled ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’.
“I used a lot of metallic to give a chic look. You will see a lot of detailing on the collars and sleeves. Metallic is generally considered evening wear and through this, I tried to put it into day wear and make it more casual,” she said.
The line had a lot of safari suits, sight suits, Kurtas, short and sleeveless jackets, long skirts and dresses. Colours like gold, bronze and copper dominated the line.