MUMBAI: With the legendary stallion, Equus as an inspiration, Shivan & Narresh created a luxurious collection to match the theme from DHL which was Speed. The beautiful collection reflected the shimmer of metallic sheen and the grace of the inspiration for creations that dazzled on the runway.
Their new fabrics which were inspired by the gloss of a horse's skin were ideal for the swim and cruise line. The exciting handmade louvered jersey was moulded into stylish mailot, bikini, dress, gown, sari, tankini, trikini, jumpsuits and shirts as well as the duo's newest addition after their bikini sari and Kaftan sari the "Kafsuit".
Detailing was restricted to braiding which was an obvious reminder of the horse mane and appeared to highlight the bodice and necks of the garments. Tassels entered the collection in the crystallised form to recreate the tassels on royal horses. The very abstract horse print in black appeared discreetly for the mailots; while at other times there were geometric motifs to break the solid colour tones.
The colour story was muted with grey, brown, beige, ice grey, black and acid for the body moulding creations which were beautifully finished and constructed. The finale entry - a slinky gown with the long horse mane as the only embellishment in front, reminded the audience very firmly about the speed of DHL and the imagery of the stallion.
The 26 piece collection which was displayed briskly on the ramp by Shivan & Narresh for DHL, once again proved that when it comes to fashion for in and out of the water, the pair is still the undisputed leader.
About Shivan & Narresh:
'SHIVAN & NARRESH' is India's first luxury swimwear brand that was launched in Cannes at 'Mare di Moda' with their 100% stitch free swim line. SHIVAN & NARRESH has a unique signature style that is bold, confident & sophisticated. Flawless lines, undisputed eye for detail and utter sophistication are words that could be used to define the brand.
SHIVAN & NARRESH is also the first Indian brand to showcase at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Miami and also to participate in the Swimwear Association of Florida's SwimShow 2012. Besides selling to select stores, boutiques, resorts & hotels, SHIVAN & NARRESH is the only brand to create made to measure swimsuits to select clients. SHIVAN & NARRESH is one of the only brands in the world to offer made-to-measure customized swimsuit service.
Contemporary Indian beauty expert Lakmé continuously innovates to offer a wide range of high performance and world class color cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons. In addition to leveraging Unilever's worldwide expertise, Lakmé also partners with the leading cosmetic house Milan-based Intercos Italia, Schwann Stabilo Germany and Paris-based Fiabila. Combining international cosmetic technology with an indepth understanding of the Indian woman's needs, Lakmé also offers its consumers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services at the Lakmé Salons and Studios.
About IMG Reliance:
In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India's largest and most recognized private sector company headed by Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world's leading sports marketing and management company headed by Chairman and CEO Ted Forstmann, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including - basketball, soccer and tennis at IMG's world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.
About IMG Fashion:
IMG Fashion is dedicated to facilitating a gateway to the fashion world - from creation to consumer. We offer solutions that seamlessly connect and associate fashion's key constituents and corporate brands using IMG's global resources, influence and expertise. Within the fashion industry IMG represents the world's top models, leading designers and the most influential photographers, art directors and stylists. The division produces the leading fashion events around the globe and represents many of the industry's top organizations and federations as well as works with various local and national governments, creating regional and international fashion platforms.