N&S Gaia’s AW17 collection featured various silhouettes, earthy fabrics, and pops of embroidered florals. With flowing reds, whites, and yellows, this collection achieves ultimate beauty.
Created by Sidharth Sinha, N&S Gaia is a womenswear label based in New Delhi. Beginning in 2013 in a remote Indian village, they began using the craft “dakmanda”, which is a hand weaving embroidery technique from the Gargo tribe in northeast India. As a brand, they work using up-cycling and sustainable fabrics, as well as making a conscious effort to make less of an environmental impact. They aim to use sustainable hand-woven textiles together with mill woven fabric.
Taking place in the gorgeous Freemasons’ Hall, each piece featured a gorgeous balance of colour. A long white dress is woven into a yellow button down collared top, with floral embroidery on the right shoulder. In another piece, this pattern appears reversed, with a short yellow dress and white and grey top with wide sleeves, creating two altering shapes.
Some more revealing pieces included a red dress with large cut-outs around the stomach. Down the centre of the garment is a wide orange fabric with bold florals covering the entire length, meeting a white top. Another look included high waisted flowy wide leg dark green trousers, with a high crop top with large, flowing sleeves. A pattern appears on both the top and the trousers that appear to match each other – a grey and black simplistic design.
The flowing garments, wide leg trousers, ruffles, and embroidery create a unique collection embracing feminine silhouettes. Sinha has proved himself once again as a designer to watch, as he emerges with new striking and thoughtful designs.
Words: Olivia Spring
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