Misha Lakhani’s resort collection titled ‘configurations’ played upon the feminine silhouettes and colors. Experimenting with drapes, the collection was a range of pastel and pale tones with bright and dark interjections. A modern take on the use of Mughal patterns, Misha Lakhani’s collection was simple and at some points chic.
Experimenting with the drapes of a sari combined with her usual drop waist, Misha Lakhani’s collection was perfect for a resort outing. From jumpsuits, sheer drapes, tunics and kaftans, the collection displayed this certain calm-ness of a chic lazy afternoon at the beach. The silhouettes were languid, flowy and presented a woman at ease. The silhouettes were accentuated by cutwork, appliques, print and minimal embroidery (Thank God for that) .
The Mughal inspired prints were rather interestingly done with colors altered to present a sort of mosaic on the garments. While the florals were safe, some prints with ombre effects were a delight. Using fabrics such as crushed silk, chiffon georgette, crepe, karandi, net, jamavar and chamuese, Misha Lakhani’s collection was easy on the eye.
Though many would disagree with me, but personally for me, something was quite a-miss. Either it was the tone of colors used or the combo of those colors with laid back shapes, that made the collection a bit washed out. Apart from that two minor gripes that I had was the flip flops, should have kept them much more simpler, and this printed jumpsuit where a part of the print felt like suspenders (which was interesting) but then it highlighted the crotch area and wasn’t much of a pretty sight.
Though not everyone’s cup of tea (definitely personally not mine) but that does not mean that it was not a good collection. While it may not appeal to me due to my personal tastes, it was tastefully done. My picks from this was the ombre jumpsuit and the bloused pale long printed shirt with cranberry panels. While the green Kaftan was an interesting drape with just the hint of embroidery.
*Image courtesy Faisal Farooqui and his team at Dragonfly