Sometimes fashion show tickets give nothing away and you don’t really know what you’re turning up to, but sometimes a show ticket gets you really, really excited before you even take your seat. The ticket for N&S Gaia’s autumn/winter 2017 show, The Hybrid, at London Fashion Week was one of those tickets – its iridescent texture beaming out in a pile of largely white and grey cards. This season was only N&S Gaia‘s second at London Fashion Week, but we’re already predicting big things from the New Delhi-based label, which was founded by Sidharth Sinha just 4 years ago. Still very much in its infancy, N&S Gaia has already been featured in the likes of Vogue, Grazia and ELLE for its signature style of colourful flowing silks.
We love a brand that’s founded on sustainable principles, and N&S Gaia is exactly that. Using a mix of handwoven textiles and natural dyes, the label is at the edge of fashion’s natural progression – and a particularly pioneering force in Indian fashion.
The AW17 collection carries this signature look forward, with wide legs, exaggerated ruffles – a trend we saw everywhere from Lama Jouni to David Ferreira, and are very much backing for next season! – and bold hems. These were joined by equally bold painterly appliqué and metallic embroidery, including the handwoven details of the Dakmanda. Fluid shapes and draping offset the wide legs and flared sleeves, creating some of the most feminine silhouettes we spotted on the catwalks this season.
Exploring a dark facet of meta-modernism, The Hybrid is very much rooted in nature, nature photography and the transformation of existence surrounding Mother Earth and the Greek goddess Gaia – a hybrid world where molecules and humanity exist side by side.