‘Shantanu and Nikhil’ have established themselves as a label synonymous with stylish couture and sophisticated elegance. This most sought after designer duo recently unveiled their new exclusive collection of “S&N Drape” at their store in Bandra, earlier this week. Sticking to their signature style of merging elements from the Indian culture with western styles, the collection features the use of Indian drapes in a modern setting.
S&N drape, the bridge brand of Shantanu and Nikhil, is an extremely sensual and body conscious drape which portrays the young, sexy and alluring woman of today. Although the inspiration for this particular collection comes from the vintage Indian colors and culture, the sexy and cheerful silhouettes and drapes still manage to retain a quotient of western influence. The collection includes versatile evening gowns and short dresses which are perfect for a western themed wedding or cocktail party. The innovative sari dresses are the highlight of this collection and consist of shortened saris with a well fitted blouse draped with a pallu, making the entire outfit resemble a sari! This is an absolutely fabulous idea for those ladies who love the look of a sari but are doubtful about managing it on their own. We think this collection is a must see if you are considering wearing a chic gown to one of your wedding events – maybe the cocktail night or even the reception for something different?
Kajol, who is known to opt for Shantanu and Nikhil creations on special occasions, was also seen at the event, dressed in a beautiful printed chiffon saree paired with an interesting backless blouse. Lending their support to the designer duo’s store launch were the gorgeous Dia Mirza and Aditi Rao Hyadri who also sported outfits from the collection.