For the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2021, Nikita Mhaisalkar unveils ‘Guzel’, a collection that embodies a luxe tapestry of glamour & antiquity of Turkey – The Land of Legends.
Journeys through Aegean olive groves to eastern steppe, magical minarets, hidden Ottoman Hans, tea gardens & labyrinth souk bazaars – this collection creates an equal part fluid & dream-like statement with vintage corsets, sharply tailored evening suits, majestic Kaftans, masterful jackets & balloon hemmed maxis.
Invoking the immortal symbolism of Turkish art, traditional baroque embroidery is used in the collection in a rich palette of gold & bronze, elevated with precious colour stones to create a sense of radical luxury. Each piece is eloquently crafted with the magic of traditional handloom techniques, to maintain the texture & story of the prints of the carpets. Swathes of bespoke corduroy & sustainable bamboo jersey remain the essence of the line.
The Guzel woman envisages the memoirs of a rich past with a notion of opulent glamour – making her ever so a vision of power & beauty.
LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE WOODS
‘RUMI’ - a poem of the woods, in the woods...Dreaming of the forgotten woods of the mountains, we take you through the rustling of the autumn leaves. The warmness of the bon fire got us dreaming. The pine, the old rose and the pewter shine on the winter twigs got us the inspiration to explore what RUMI was all about...his boundless love for nature, for being, for self love, for expecting the unexpected.
Navigate across the African wilderness
Get in your Safari mode and let's explore the enchanting world of indigenous crafts of tribes. Rustic palette of Turmeric yellow, paprika red, deep mustard, intense Olive, Burnt sienna and terracotta narrates the poetic warmth of the long summers.
This edition we have re-imagined the old-school Raffia Embroidery technique using 100% organic Palm raffia straws derived from the palms in Madagascar. Intricately mixed with hand dyed wooden beads, printed sequins and other hand embroidery skills sets and basket prints inspired by the basket weaving craft from Africa. Each look captures mood of the free spirited diva, who is on her quest to create her tribe.