Mumbai-based designer Vaishali S, who had debuted at the New York Fashion Week in 2016, unveiled her Fall/Winter 2018 collection titled “Parokh”—The Veiled Reality at NYFW on 8 February. The collection captured in silhouettes of jackets and long dresses in full covered sleeves and layers of sheer and heavy fabric illustrate the ups and downs of life. The fabrics in the handwoven collection are a mix of weaves in wool, silk and cotton. The collection was presented in colours ranging from dark blues and cereal beige to greens, which depict the process of emerging from darkness to life.
Gurgaon-based designer Shivani Jain showcased her collection “Moonlight” at NYFW 2018 on 9 February. The line also saw some creations in beige, black, white and blue. It presented a ruffled and layered cocktail gown, which looks perfect for a cocktail party. There were hints of lace and the designer didn’t shy away from using exaggerated sleeves and sexy cutouts. She added some oomph to the black and white look with shoulder dusters. From feathers to tassels, the statement jewellery has surely caught our attention. It also featured feminine drapes and figure-flattering silhouettes.
Brand Kovet by designer Prarthnna showcased her SS18 collection “Unabridged” at New York Fashion Week with Society Fashion Week on 10 February. The line was dedicated to women who adapt multi-roles and to classicism and fantasy. The designer has launched four lines in her latest collection, which consists of Resort Wear, Brunch Wear, Red Carpet Wear and Power Dressing. Resort wear was inspired by sun, sand and pearl. Brunch wear was inspired by fuchsia flower. Red carpet collection was seen in black with touch of gold sequins. Power dressing collection was seen in pristine white.
Indian-American designer Naeem Khan’s latest Fall 2018 collection, which was an ode to all the confident, and beautiful women in his life was presented 13 February. The collection was full of several hand-painted and abstract silhouettes. It offered glittery tracksuit, which was hand-embroidered with sequins and lace, a gown which was draped like a sari with pleats, sparkling jumpsuit with a deep-V neckline, a shimmery gown with a nude underlay and ballroom gown. The highlight were the long capes with intricate embroidery, high-low fuschia gown with an ornate cape, sequined red jumpsuit.