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In Conversation with NikashaTawadey


An aesthete with a passion for arts and crafts, NikashaTawadey set out to be a psychoanalyst and then found her real calling in fashion design.  Founded in 2006, her eponymous label ‘NIKASHA’ has made its mark with a clear signature style, creating contemporary silhouettes with her interpretation of traditional craftsmanship. DLF Emporio along with Ensemble unveiled Nikasha’s newest bridal collection ‘Rani’ this month. Nikasha speaks to WeddingSutra about her collection and what soon-to-be-married clients want.

DSC_0582-vert‘Rani’ by Nikasha

‘Rani’ by Nikasha
It’s a delicate collection, inspired by the landscape of traditional and rare colour combinations, an inter-play of precious embroidery and archived romantic prints including the jasmine bud, cherry blossoms and Siuli. It has an inherent joie de vivre with a nice mix of light and heavily embroidered silhouettes.


Favourite Shades
My favourite shades have always been pastels tones of pinks and yellows, at the same time I’ve loved the brightness of reds and greens. I love creating contrasts of colours in my outfits.


Favourite Silhouettes
This time I have tried to make the Kacchi top which is an Indian-ized version of the Peplum to go with lehengas and shararas. It’s a change from the typical lehenga-choli combination. Personally, I like to wear palazzos and dhoti pants.

Nikasha 4-horz

Bridal trend
Today, brides like to look simple yet stylish;so as a designer the challenge is how to give her a look she can relate with. And when you are designing a creation that is light and not heavy or laden with embroideries and zaris, how do you make the bride ‘stand out’?So a chic lehenga accessorised with timeless jewellery and hair styled with jasmine flowers- simple yet so ‘bride’ like.

Nikasha 6-horz

The most important tip for all brides
First and foremost, have fun at your own wedding. Secondly, be comfortable in what you are wearing and don’t let your outfit tire you.

What to wear for an outdoor wedding (daytime)
My simple advice: Go for unique colour combinations that make you stand out. And avoid the bling!


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