Famous designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil have showcased their latest haute Couture line on fourth day of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week at DLF Emporio , New Delhi. Shantanu & Nikhil’s bridal couture line, is a living picture of their architectural journey to Jodhpur’s famous Mehrangarh Fort.Designer duo Known for mixing Indian culture and modern western sensibilities, their collection “The Mahal have silhouettes backed by the architectural stories the fort tells.
“The collection is inspired by the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Every season we focus strongly on our travel that inspires us. The beauty of the fort is that it compels you to walk in not only because of the simplicity of its design but also for the accuracy with which it has been done”, said Nikhil after the show.
“The beauty of all these places was that they were designed with impeccable mathematics, which we have used as the elements of our designs,” Nikhil added.
As per the designer, the colour palette and embroideries on their couture line are inspired by the hues of the fort and the intricate designs on the jharokhas.
The line also focuses on post wedding functions along with the cocktail evenings.
“In the colour palette, we have used existence of inhabitants of the palace. If you look at the Sheesh Mahal, it has greys and mirror and we have got our own rendition of it.
If you look at Mehrangarh their is a tone of beige going into chocolate. We have not tempered the detailing at all,” he further said.
By : S.Sarvesh