“It’s the polarity between past and present that holds my breath, opposites complementing each other and versatile separates that transition effortlessly from day to night.”
Misha Lakhani’s PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2013 collection is titled ‘Configurations’ – a collection which embraces women feeling feminine and having fun with prints, colours and fluidity. Configurations experiments with the sensual drape of the sari and Mughal era geometric configurations derived from domed ceilings with repeated blossoms set within cutwork, applique, digital textile printing and couture accents of embroidery that all come together to create a collection that is local yet global all at once. The collection showcases detailed craftsmanship and texture and expected trends include saris draped onto dresses, drapery, languid shapes, drop waists, cutwork and versatile separates. Based in fabrics such as crushed silk, chiffon georgette, crepe, karandi, net, jamavar and shamose satin, the color palette ranges from citronelle green, olive and teal to ivory, cranberry and red.
Misha Lakhani‘s eponymous fashion label reflects a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance, striking a balance between tradition and modern, refining the extravagance of old India by fusing it with an international chic. Misha creates collections that express a unique sense of personal style. Film, art deco and vintage craftsmanship have been lifelong inspirations for Misha, whose signature style is an eclectic aesthetic. The label is comprised of ready-to-wear and couture, and is crafted in collaboration with master artisans within Pakistan. Misha has studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins and has interned with Bunto Kazmi, Pakistan’s most prolific bridal couturier. She also has an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.