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Alumnus Nachiket Barve’s Magpie has Lakme Fashion week on fire!

Nachiket Barve is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design [NID] as well as a scholarship holder at Ecole Nationale Superieur des arts Decoratifs [ENSAD] Paris and worked with Michael Kors at CELINE. He taught at NID for a semester.In March 2007, Nachiket launched his label at Lakme Fashion Week through Gen Next and has shown seven highly acclaimed collections since. Nachiket’s work has appeared in all major publications and also been lauded by Suzy Menkes, of the International Herald Tribune and Carine Roitfeld, Editor in chief of VOGUE Paris. He has been included in the book “ Contemporary Indian Design” published by Damiani, Italy.He was the first Indian designer to be invited to show at Buenos Aires Fashion Week [BAAM] in Argentina, as well as at Coterie in New York and the AAPI Convention in FloridaIn 2010, Nachiket won the “Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year” Award by The British Council and Elle and he represented India in London.

Nachiket Barve’s inspirations and titles for his collection are always off the beaten track. This time it is called “The Magpie” and one would wonder how a bird so ordinary could be an inspiration for creations.

But Nachiket’s line at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010 did not only have the magpie for inspiration but paintings from Ukraine, Faberge eggs, star motifs from Morocco, fossil imprints, tropical sunsets and decadent times in Marrakesh, Acapulco and Ibiza. With such an impressive lineup of inspirations the colour selection was as wide with carmine, scarlet, burgundy, jade, celadon, and turquoise moving onto plum, sienna, purple, deep coral, cranberry, amethyst, burnt orange, tobacco, old rose, ink blue, green and quetzal all mixed together very cleverly to give perfect assortment.

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