Emerging designer Nitin Bal Chauhan chose a weighty theme for Lakme Fashion Week this season. A collection christened 'I cannot see my content face...Part II', it focuses on, as he himself puts it, by "sadism, pain, suffering and anguish". He draws his inspiration from the misery of the world, which he believes does not permit him, as an artist, to showcase happiness and contentment.
The collection is entirely in black and white, with stark black lines and panels juxtaposed against a white background, much like pain and sadness casting a shadow upon the joys of life.
Seen here is a slim-fitting knee-length skirt and sleeveless black blouse.
Text: Sanaya Dalal
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh
~ Agnimitra Paul's dramatic fusion