Nomi Ansari’s collection started the show off with a bang. ‘Gul’ contained all the hues and shades of the rainbow, and then some.
Nomi has always had a way with colours, managing to combine different ones and create a cohesive outfit, and with ‘Gul’ he has created a collection that would fulfill the wildest dreams of any bride on her wedding day..
While the ramp had thus far been dominated by pastel hues or deep jewel tones, Nomi’s cheeky and funky collection bloomed on the runway in popping bright ferozi, lime green, tangerine, lemon yellow, purple and vivid pink. There were Swarovski embellished bustiers paired with silk lehngas covered in vintage inspired floral motifs.
A particular standout was a raw silk lehnga, covered in digitally printed roses. According to the designer, each kali in the lehnga was cut from raw silk and printed individually, then dusted with sequins before being crafted in its voluminous glory..
Some of the prints on the ramp echoed the designs for his ‘Canvas’ collaboration with Rose Petal, in the diamonte studded sari and the silk dhoti shalwar. Speaking of, between the shalwars at Zara Shahjahan on Day 2, and the gorgeously crafteddhoti shalwars at Nomi Ansari, it’s safe to say that palazzos are out.
The show also brought some serious star power to the ramp, with Mawra Hocane and Mehwish Hayat sashaying out at the end as showstoppers, the latter to raucous applause.