Nimish Shah’s new collection
We’ve been moaning about never having enough everyday ‘smart’ options. Where’s that functional day dress that can be layered for the night? Or the oversized shirt that’s serious enough for work but can go cosy for Sunday brunch? Well we certainly found the answer to our (and your) style woes in Shift by Nimish Shah’s Fall/Winter 2014-15 collection.
Often seeking inspiration in muses who are known for a touch of oddball (think Sofia Coppola, Kalki Koechlin, Kirsten Dunst and Audrey Tautou), Shah’s new collection is no different. It’s tailor-made for the carefree girl who likes an easy, effortless style – floaty dresses, cotton skirts and billowing blouses. “Shift has always been about classics without being boring,” says Shah, and he has managed to maintain the curious dialogue between the mundane and the marvellous. His clothes reflect quiet craftsmanship, and the sort of offbeat detailing average observers will notice, only once they make conversation with the girl in Shift.
Textiles play an important role in the story – a pretty camouflage print in mustard tones, block-printed geometric mashroo silk (so ’60s!), floral jacquard and nubby menswear fabrics. Then there are colour-blocked hand knits, dainty slips and lace-trimmed edges, somewhat grandmotherly accents – in Shah’s words “sweet and never too sexy” – mixed with unexpected sporty touches like ribbed collars and heavy jersey.
With everything from a bias-cut cocktail maxi to pyjama-style pants in the range, we know we’re going to queue up for these wardrobe essentials.
Available at Le Mill, Mumbai, Moon River, Delhi and Perniaspopupshop.com
To see all Fall/Winter 2014-15 collections click here: Catwalk