Nachiket flirts with sinister textures again

Mar 07, 2010, 11:31 IST | Shweta Shiware

Nachiket Barve might not flirt with gruesome edginess, but he does manage to scoop out smiles from the ladies who want to look positively pretty at social events

Nachiket Barve
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Nachiket Barve might not flirt with gruesome edginess, but he does manage to scoop out smiles from the ladies who want to look positively pretty at social events. This collection saw a comeback by the designer who uses his National Institute of Design training intelligently at most times.



Juxtaposing fragile transparency with engineered precision, he managed to use abstract form in what could easily be termed a settle-down collection. The line explored bolder themes, with black and white dominating the foundation of most garments. Random streaks of red, silver, purple and azure lent the clothes a tactile feel. It also marked a departure from the safe silhouettes he's known for, with a bit of subtle skin show. Labour-driven techniques of squiggle appliqué, circular cutwork and abstract embroidery found favour in styles inspired by straight-line and handkerchief cuts. Thankfully, flounce was missing. Each garment peeled off a layer to expose another ingenious interpretation; a case in point was the draped, layered belt-gown with a deep neckline, held up by a side belt hanging low with bugle beads.

Pics /Shadab khan, Rane Ashish with editorial inputs from Kasmin Fernandes

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