Season of Enchantment
Darkness comes in many shades. As does light. What’s exciting though is when you see light in darkness, as is the case when you wade through the new Aparna Chandra for Nicobar collection aptly titled Midnight Wonderland. There are bursts of brilliance as colours of the night collide with shards of red, moss green, and flecks of imagined gold. Midnight Wonderland expresses the chutzpah of Nicobar with the tasteful elegance of Chandra who has always been inspired by artist Frida Kahlo and style icons like Zeenat Amana. The collection has been given a glamorous edge through handcrafting designs in fabrics like billowing chanderis, habutai silks and rich brocades. With hand-embroidered sequins, bead flowers and patchwork helping express Chandra’s design language and silhouettes that are all about comfort (which is the Nicobar trademark) and layered pieces that work brilliantly as separates, this is a collaboration that rules. Raul Rai, co-founder Nicobar says, “Midnight Wonderland is at once uniquely Aparna Chandra and also where we go glam for the first time.” From palm and poppy motifs playing hide and seek in fabrics that were woven by craftsmen in Benares to silhouettes that skim your body effortlessly, Nicobar has truly upped the enchantment factor through its latest collaboration.
TOP LEFTMost of the designs in the collection can be worn across ages; TOP RIGHT DesignerAparna Chandra for Nicobar