October 21, 2021

Exclusive: Nikita Mhaisalkar’s FDCI X LFW vibrant collection was an idea born during gloomy COVID 19 days

Luxurious designer, Nikita Mhaisalkar has an innate style of vogue and has at all times been capable of impress the style pundits and her contemporaries together with her contemporary and distinctive designs. Regardless of no formal coaching in vogue designing, this Nagpur-based designer has garnered accolades for her marvellous creations. She introduced her new resort put on collection titled Canvas on Day 4 on the ongoing FDCI X Lakme Trend Week and stole our hearts together with her lovely and nice creations. Daring stripes, dripping Aztecs and signature summary embroidery artwork complimented Mhaisalkar’s daring and splendid collection of glam resort ensembles. We acquired a scope of all the things about her new collection, her tackle traits of at the moment and the significance of constructing vogue inclusive.


Firstly, your latest collection at FDCI X LFW was a breath of contemporary air and all issues stylish. What was your inspiration behind this enchanting collection?

The collection is stuffed with colors and vibrancy. The idea was seeded in my thoughts during a tricky section of my life after I was examined Covid constructive and was simply surrounded by paints and canvas. To beat these gloomy days and nervousness, all I may do was to color issues vivid and cheerful which mirrored very effectively in my collection titled ‘canvas’. Liquid drips of paints, summary strokes of expression crammed my canvas and I drew my inspiration from the brand new colors of pleasure and hope the world is waking as much as.

Co-ordinated units are in development for some time now and your new collection simply proved it’s right here to remain. What different traits do you suppose will dominate within the coming years?

In fact, co-ord units have gotten a excessive new development and I feel it is as a result of they’re a contemporary vogue assertion that makes certain you aren’t overdressed or underdressed and suits effectively for all events. Co-ordinated units will not be simply restricted to pants and shirts or fits now, it has prolonged to ethnic silhouettes like lehengas and night put on the place these matchy-matchy units have redefined type. 


And the following massive development, I feel, could be the prints! Prints have at all times been a powerful a part of the Indian vogue business and I consider within the coming days, prints are going to make robust statements in weddings, convention rooms and resorts and holidays.



Selecting the correct color palette for a collection isn’t an straightforward process. Might you share a bit in regards to the course of that went behind in creating the contemporary combine of colors?

It is so vital to decide on the completely proper color palette for one’s collection as individuals of this technology have develop into effectively conscious of the WGSN traits and in regards to the vogue circuit of the world. My course of could be very easy. I at all times selected to go together with my instincts first. You see, the intestine feeling by no means betrays you! I additionally do intensive analysis on traits and likewise attempt to incorporate vogue worldwide by not simply blindly following it however by bringing my very own tweak to it. We at all times attempt to come out with color palettes that not solely swimsuit Indian shoppers however my main overseas shoppers too. 


Whereas most designers are eager on having a celeb showstopper to assist them attain out to a wider vary of audiences, what’s your tackle not having one and letting the designs converse for itself?

I’m not towards having a celeb present stopper. It for certain provides as much as the glam quotient of your collection and creates a buzz. It is purely subjective and every to its personal. However I’ve began to suppose that what’s the purpose of getting a celeb present stopper? Wanting your designs to talk in a broad sense means wanting your designs to promote and I don’t suppose lots of people would be capable to relate to a celeb sporting a garment after which imagining themselves in it. Each outfit has its personal story to inform, making an outfit look good solely by placing it on a celeb is just not one thing that is in my model’s language for now.


How profitable have you ever been in exploring the scope of plus dimension clothes and making vogue inclusive? 

We’ve got been working with plus dimension silhouettes ever because the starting. We do a significant chunk of designs suiting all physique sorts and during the last 15 years, we’ve been retailing 85 p.c of our gross sales in the direction of the plus-size class in each India and overseas. I don’t even consider fashions as plus dimension or zero-size, variations are to be embraced and vogue can do rather a lot to make one really feel completely satisfied about their uniqueness. Over time we’ve managed to carve a distinct segment for the plus-size market with our kaftans, outsized pantsuits and co-ord units and I‘m really proud of it!

Nikita Mhaisalkar

What would be that one trend of today that you find to be boring and over-hyped?

I think tie and dye should take a rest for now. It’s fairly over and executed and hyped to a degree that it has develop into boring now. I really feel like tie-dye is overused and abused to such an extent that it has misplaced its great thing about being the normal Indian craft that it was once!



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