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HEMANT AND NANDITA
Runway Report
 

From the first look, it was evident Hemant and Nandita Fall 2015 at Amazon India Fashion Week was steeped in their memories of Kashmir with its timeless architecture, intricate embroideries, scenic beauty, extravagant handcrafts and clothing — everything the region is renowned for. Interestingly, there was a undertow of boho-glam. Don't u just love contradiction?

 

'Boho Caravan' was about light textures, dense embroideries, and a sense of bohemian ease. The duo's inspiration may have been exotic but they looked at clients' wardrobe issues like a puzzle to be solved, providing bold patterns spliced in wearable pieces ie injecting native Kashmir craft into maxi dresses worn with blanket overcoats or tasselled poncho capes, pussybow blouses and billowing embroidered skirts. On the surface, there was a lot going on but Hemant and Nandita steered clear of the haphazard, focusing on lean silhouettes and an earthy palette. What got our attention though were the thread embroideries that formed tapestry-inspired floral clusters.

 

Overall, deft editing made all that craft shine through. The show was theatrical with hats, handmade silver jewellery and pom-poms adding to the bohemian vibe. Where would one wear it? Anyplace! Simply break down individual pieces and they'll sell out in no time!

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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