One of India’s leading couturiers, Suneet Varma, will be showcasing his newest collection in Singapore, alongside Mumbai-based design darling, Nandita Mahtani. Both Suneet Varma and Nandita Mahtani, and their namesake labels, are getting together for the first time — at the most opportune time too, a week before Deepavali 2018, as they embrace ethnic wear and the finest textiles with a chic, modern spin.
To kickstart the lighthearted fashion alliance, a private VIP fashion show will be held at 1880 Club on October 28, hosted by Kishin Hiranandani from RB Capital, followed by a trunk show open to the public the day after. Be the first to try on exquisite dresses by the two talented designers prior to general distribution.
Suneet Varma’s latest couture collection is called Naintara. Having dressed sultry Hollywood A-listers such as Emma Stone, Gisele and Jennifer Lopez in the past, Suneet’s Naintara hopes to capture the modern Indian woman with a hint of seduction. You’ll see a mix of traditional motifs with abstract artworks and carefully crafted pieces — all put together in his signature hyper-feminine silhouettes. Suneet says, “I believe fashion is the politest way of speaking about sex. But I like the subtle unspoken word, left to the imagination of the wearer.”
And how does Suneet achieve such unspoken seduction? He answers, “The glamour and sensuality in this collection comes through the use of sheer and lucid fabrics, the delicate placement of embellishments, the drapes and the unexpected details, and what they reveal or conceal.”
One to also reveal her sartorial suave is entrepreneur, globe-trotter and style maven Nandita Mahtani, who even ups the game by presenting not one, but two embellished collections this festive season. The seasoned businesswoman, with a fashion presence spanning from Mumbai to Milan and Miami, counts global superstars Naomi Campbell, Nicole Scherzinger, Claudia Schiffer, Keira Knightley, Malaika Arora, Sonakshi Sinha and many others as her clients. Thus, reflected in her newest collections are colours of the world. The Pride Collection employs pastel pops and rainbow hues flowing through diaphanous cottons, in a Morocco-inspired capsule, while a selection of sexy slip dresses are wrapped in prismatic sequins and trimmings.
As for Mahtani’s second collection, simply called The Diwali Collection, a palette of gold, silver and beige reigns supreme. The collection has been described as “understated elegance that marries easy, flowing silhouettes with hints of shiny surfaces in a tactile representation of the Festival of Lights.”
The trunk show of Suneet Varma and Nandita Mahtani will be take place on October 29, 2018, at The Residence @ InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay from 11am-7pm.