Karishma Shahani Khan’s Autumn/Winter 2017 showcase for the Amazon India Fashion, titled “Mel”, meaning unison, is inspired by the harmony of man and nature.
The collection saw a lot of play of colour and abstract imagery. Stripes, in varied sizes and forms were the key design element in most of the looks. The hues of red, salmon, indigo, magenta, purple, and lime green were predominant, and the techniques of hand-weaving, quilting, patch-work, hand-embroidery and dying were used extensively.
Most of the looks seen in the collection were interestingly layered creating a fun, yet seamless juxtaposition of contrasting colours, prints, fabrics and textures. Majority of the layered pieces from the collection can be worn as easy work wear separates that are structured, fluid and reversible so one can mix and match according to their mood and taste. Some of the looks saw tassel details that added fun and flair to the garments. The fabrics used were mostly cottons and silks.
Given that the label has a strict no-waste policy, Ka.Sha brought sustainable fashion back to the ramp by featuring handcrafted, upcycled patchwork jackets that are made using handwoven and stitched remnants in her collection.
Contributed by – Karishma Sehgal
Pics by- Khushal Agarwal