LFW 2017: Nupur Kanoi’s Uber-Chic Collection Cited African Influences

by Simi Kuriakose

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In another Lakme Fashion Week comeback, we saw Kolkata-based designer Nupur Kanoi take to African influences to work an uber-feminine collection for the Summer/Resort edition. Titled Lost And Found In Africa, Kanoi’s trademark sporty design aesthetics were noticeable in this line, a little glammed up though through the elements she made use of. Be it an African tribal palette that ranged from stark colours of grey, black and plum mixed with reds and blues, to metallic elements and even the signature colourful glass beadwork from that zone, Kanoi’s summer line evidently did justice to the theme she had in mind. We also spotted the blend of Indian tie-and-dye (bandhani) with the aforementioned detailing, thus providing the garments a fusion look of sorts, and also making it perfect for the Indian summer.

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Kanoi’s line was made of Indo-Western silhouettes, one that ranged from long tunics teamed with billowy trousers, knee-length asymmetric hemline blazers overlay on sheer dresses as well as ombré-hued saris. As the models strut the runway halfway, the collection shifted to pieces like jackets and pocketed long tunics as well as jumpsuits with metallic fringe detailing. While casual outfits were the crux of this collection, some of the uber-glam pieces were ideal for evening wear.   

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Pics: Viral Bhayani

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