Always inspired by the strength of the feminine, this season Neeta Lulla is telling the story of the woman as a flower. Her new collection #SheIsMe, speaks to her ethereal beauty and gentleness, but also an inherent tenacity in the face of abuse.
The Cherry Blossom, a symbol of feminine passion and power in the Chinese culture forms the central motif of the collection along with the Osmanthus, which is associated with a woman’s essence of love and sensuality. Androgynous silhouettes softened with lace and structured styles balanced with drapes showcase the contrasts of a woman’s character. In the modern world where she is also taking on traditionally male roles outside the home, her clothing is her armour speaking to her state of mind and helping her confidently transition through the myriad parts she plays through her life.
Neeta Lulla’s immense expertise in prints and embellishment takes the collection through an entire gamut, she brings to the runway draped jackets that have been teamed with anarkalis, polo shirts as crop tops, and off-shoulder blouses casually paired with printed draped pants and embroidered lehengas for the edgy friend of the bride, while jumpsuits and capes keep it ideal for those who have wanderlust on their mind.
Fabrics remain soft and strong with crepe, tulle and lace, seamlessly mixing Edwardian cuts, androgynous silhouettes and feminine styles. For example jackets and tops are cut on the bias lending an added an extra swing to the step and in a new style, pants are made sensual with draping. The pretty colour palette moves from the fresh and floral of pink, wild rose, olive green, tangerine, etc to the dark hues of dried earth.