Designer duo Dev r Nil paid an ode to the vintage and celebrated the era of the 60s and 70s through their new collection at the Wills India Fashion Week Spring /Summer 2014 on third day ( October 11th) at Pragati Maidan New Delhi.
The Kolkata-based designers took inspiration from the free-spirited era to create a line that defies all cliches and censorships of the modern times.
Dev speaking with media after the show said, “The power of the 60s and 70s still hipnotises us. We have tried to reflect that power of the mind and the free spirit in this bold and feminine line”.
The collection saw the classic Dev r Nil play with prints of art deco tiles, art nouveau frames with magnified play of print illusions. Ikat weaves have been constructed inspired from the Emperor butterfly colour scheme and embroidered doilies have been converted to prints. The designers have also developed their own lace for this collection.
“These laces are both delicate and functional,” Nil further said.
The silhouettes were a mix of fluid and structures- cropped tops, jackets, printed skirts, pallazos, sarees teamed with bolero jackets and classic cut jackets, bandgala waist coats for men.
The colour palette moved away from the obvious to the unpredictable. The collection threw up pop of colours like coral, yellow, mints and nudes, which were underplayed by black, slate and greys.
By : S.Sarvesh,
Pics By: Ashish David