The Indian designer duo’s latest haute couture collection – Amber – is a unique juxtaposition between modern and vintage India.
September 27, 2022: Celebrated designer duo Shantnu & Nikhil are known for their distinctive couture handwriting with an anti-trend approach to fashion. This time they have decided to encapsulate the vibrancy of vintage India with the excitement of progressive Modern India.
Their haute couture 2022 collection ‘Amber’ breathes life into the brand's ethos and is a coming-together of Shantnu and Nikhil’s design signatures. The silhouettes exemplify fluidity with finesse, a unique juxtaposition between the modern and the contemporary.
Amber is adorned with a mix of pastel, ivory, and mint hues, highlighted with tie-dye accents – especially in menswear.
The men’s edit for the season comes in a classic colour palette, seeped into sherwanis, bandhgalas, draped kurtas, sheer shirts and sees an introduction of a new category of high relaxwear: couture sweatshirts, house robes and the Robe Kurta.
Each piece carries judicious hints of geometric thread work, quilting, an inclusion of bugel beads, and the flair of the Indian brand’s signature drapes in the most delicate fabrics.
For the women, on offer are glittering fitted column gowns in taupe for nights filled with sparkle and shine. Adorned with Bugel beads, rhinestones, and bejewelled fabrics with hints of faux leather, it all comes together in fabulously crafted ensembles that take centre stage. Expect pastel hue lehengas and their signature sari-gown silhouettes with an extra dose of style.
The beautiful assemblage combines the authenticity of the designer’s design handwriting in an amalgamation of modern-day couture flourishes. Amber signifies ceremonial couture that celebrates the moment with a sense of nostalgia and opulence and can be best described as contemporary yet disruptive couture.