There's a Mouse in the House (and Alice in Wonderland Too) at Disney Couture's Show at Lakme Fashion Week

Ranjit Rodricks , 04 Mar 2012
Little Shilpa with her finale outfit
Little Shilpa with her finale outfit
Bhavna Sharma wears a creation by Little Shilpa
Bhavna Sharma wears a creation by Little Shilpa

Milliner Shilpa Chauhan (a.k.a. Little Shilpa) and designer Nitin Bal Chauhan, were the big draw on Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week, as they showed their collections for Disney Couture, which is making its foray into India.

A model wears an outfit and accessories by Nitin Bal Chauhan
A model wears an outfit and accessories by Nitin Bal Chauhan
 A creation by Little Shilpa
A creation by Little Shilpa

Expectedly, Shilpa showed off a collection of whimsical headgear, which was inspired by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. A towering bow, fashioned from tiny red lights, was perched atop a model’s head ,and garnered a lot of applause for its resemblance to Minnie’s iconic ploka-dotted bow.

Minnie's iconic bow is fashioned from tiny lights
Minnie's iconic bow is fashioned from tiny lights

Most of the designs were in black and white because, as Shilpa says, “I grew up watching cartoons on a black and white TV!” However, there were elements of red as well, a colour associated with the famous Disney mice!

A design by Nitin Bal Chauhan
A design by Nitin Bal Chauhan
Kabir models a creation by Nitin Bal Chauhan
Kabir models a creation by Nitin Bal Chauhan

As for Nitin Bal Chauhan, he looked towards Alice In Wonderland for his inspiration. There was a tea-party laid out on the side of the ramp, where the models had a bite and sipped from their cups. One model, walked down the ramp in a “table”, laden with a teapot and teacup! Fun!

We particularly loved his skeleton bags, and the glittery red lipstick which his models sported!

Even the ramp had a Mickey Mouse pattern
Even the ramp had a Mickey Mouse pattern
Minnie Mouse with Little Shilpa & Nitin Bal Chauhan
Minnie Mouse with Little Shilpa & Nitin Bal Chauhan

Yes, this was a collection that redefined fun (Minnie Mouse was the show-stopper, by the way) and we can’t wait for the Disney Couture goodies to hit stores soon!

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