Designer Shehla Khan shares tips to dressing up for the sweltering season.
Shehla feels the colors for this season are close to skin tone, flowing into muted pastels. White is and always will be a summer favorite but the colours which will also stand out this season are champagne pink, fuchsia, faded red, mint green, black and baby blue. “One must keep the heat and the humidity in mind. If you opt for bright colours then one should pair with pastels to achieve a good balance,” explains Shehla.
Embroideries must also be cleverly planned to be light in weight but have high impact. Beautiful embroideries and embellishments can be splayed across fitted dresses thus achieving a quaint yet chic look.
According to the designer lace is here to stay! Lace is the perfect fabric to wear if you wish to look stylish yet relaxed and elegant while making a statement that spells luxury. Romantic and fresh for the summer, lace on pretty day dresses, short cocktail dresses to sensual see-through gowns and blouses are ideal for this season.
For Indian, Shehla feels Chikan is the best! Chikan Anarkalis and shadow saris are the must-haves for a summer trousseau!
Shehla presents the perfect medley of Indian and western outfits, a perfect mix of soft sensuousness with playful undertones. Her collection makes a lacy statement this summer with a blend of soft dreamy pastels paired with carefully crafted artistic embroidery and generous use of lush and exquisite lace.
About Shehla Khan
Shehla received her formal education in design from the prestigious London College of Fashion, followed with a 1 year course in SNDT, Mumbai and finished with a masters in styling from the Instituto Marangoni in Milan.
Shehla ‘s father the proprietor of Saks India has been part of the embroidery business for the past 25 years and has worked with some of the highest, most reputed names in the international fashion world such as Escada, Elie Saab, Valentino to name a few. Having had the opportunity to meet a few of these designers personally and being exposed to each of their sensibilities and aesthetic senses, it provided to be a great source of inspiration for Shehla. After travelling with Italian designer Giuseppe Daegatano who’s worked with names like Gucci and Roberto Cavalli, Shehla finally decided to start her own collection.
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