Lakme Fashion Week WF 2015
Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.
Nachiket Barve, the harbinger of innovative fashion, makes a comeback to Lakme Fashion Week after 5 years this season with his Autumn Winter 15 collection, ‘Chiaroscuro’. While introducing a new dimension to his collection with dark glamour, the A/W line will be seen on the runway at LFW on the 28th of August at Palladium Hotel, Mumbai.
Nachiket Barve’s Chiaroscuro collection plays with a mysterious theme where darkness becomes seductive, shadows become irresistible, and the mystical becomes tempting as the journey of beauty in darkness unfolds.
Darkness and light create a dramatic effect, as strong defined graphic elements create a play of patterns in each garment. Gothic Architecture, Medieval armour, Gryphons, Raven feathers, Graphic roses, Swirling swallows in ominous skies are some of the dark elements that inspire the techniques and surfaces of Autumn Winter 15/16 Collection ‘Chiaroscuro’.
This season Nachiket will be spotlighting intricate thread embroidery, beadwork, appliqué and cutwork on Dupion Silk, TussarLurex, Tulle, Mulberry Silk, Spun Silk, Organza, Georgette, Flat Chiffon, Satin, Crepe, Chanderi, Merino Wool and Cotton.
Statement separates such as long coats, cape jackets, sheer dresses, pleated palazzo pants, mini dresses, circle skirts, crop tops, midi skirts, culottes and ball skirts take centre stage in a palette that has been pared down to a strong contrast of black and white, punctuated with accents of Marsala, Pine and Pewter.
High on dark glamour, this collection represents the Gothic influences and Medieval Armour beautifully, as each piece has been crafted using innovative techniques; from graphic interplay of black and white or silver and grey to 3 dimensional beading and appliqués or zips becoming design elements that add a hint of spunk. Nachiket Barve has laid an emphasis on layering as different techniques and fabrics have been juxtaposed in a new play of proportions and shapes.
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