Shantanu & Nikhil Mehra are a designer duo whose shows we always look forward to because it’s so much more than just clothes on a runway. Each time they successfully put together a collection it translates into a story, one that has us gripped from beginning to the end. They’re not shy to experiment and strongly believe in producing clothes that symbolize progressivism and individuality. Through their art, they have always sought to break stereotypes in fashion, be it through something as simple as silhouettes. Both Shantanu and Nikhil have created a brand that is accepting of every kind of man and woman, strong or soft, feminine or masculine.
|The Regiment||Navjot Singh Sidhu|
Shantanu & Nikhil’s Fall/Winter 2017 line called The Regiment was something we’ve never seen before. Their vision was to bring about something that symbolises the Indian spirit in its truest form. Drawing inspiration from 3 strong virtues of the Indian armed forces i.e Discipline, Pride & Togetherness. Often times, the armed forces symbolize protest but this line sought to change that. Extremely sharp silhouettes for both men and women that evoked an emotional connect of unity and order. We love the fact that both men and women wore the same fabrics, prints, and styles as each look were showcased with a partnering one.
|Seher||Sushant Singh Rajput|
A collection that spoke directly to our hearts. Why? Because it was all black and white accented with a dash of neon. The collection told the story of restoration, rehabilitation, and restructuring. In short, Shantanu & Nikhil‘s Spring Summer 2017 line was all about a new beginning. The silhouettes captured the classic style of Shantanu & Nikhil with A-line, floor length dresses, layered kurtas and jackets for men, contemporary saris and more. The ravishing Sushant Singh Rajput bought this line to a close while this short poem will leave you with something to think about:
In the shade of a fallen chinar, a new hope lives on. The wounds of a disturbed past now flows through the spectrum of sound and music, weaving a new sense of awakening in the valley.
The fires of prestitute and opression that once were, now fuels the poetic aggression of the youth.
A gleaming ray of sunshine, resonating through strings and bards, a new beginning….
A new “Seher”