Preview: Nachiket Barve SS15
His latest collection is inspired by a John Green quote
For Fall/Winter 2014-15, Nachiket Barve had plenty of visual cues for his Māori tribe-inspired collection. This season, however, he’s using something far less tangible – a quote. “I’ve grown up on National Geographic,” he says. “I want to go to Brazil and I want to see the fabrics made by Bushmen.” And that’s where John Green’s quote – “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met” – came into play, providing Barve with the foundation for his latest collection. Fashion is an extension of this flight of fancy, he explains.
“SS15 mixes utilitarian with dressy fabrics; there is satin and jute, heavy silk crêpe and tussar silk, and there’s a new take on colour with tonal embroidery and a neutral palette. We have developed the jewellery in-house and made wooden and jute shoes. Expect newly done motif placements as well as a play of scale.”
The collection is divided into a colour palette that represents sand, sky and sun, and borrows influences from Africa but not in a tribal way. Instead, the silver jewellery of the Tuareg people has been re-interpreted in delicate beading, the beaded corsets of the Dinka men have been translated to wooden beaded embroidery on dresses and the neckpieces and checked fabrics of the Maasai also inspire a segment of the collection.
Nachiket Barve will showcase his Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week on October 10
See all the runway Spring/Summer 2015 shows: Catwalk