Making her debut on the Indian ramps for the first time in her 20 years career as a designer, Hyderabad born Fatima Nasreen Khan with royal lineage, now based in Dubai created a fashion stir with her “Wildlife Collection” of animal prints at the Indian Resort Fashion Week 2012.
The gorgeous digital prints splashed on the creations ranged from everything that lovers of the genre will adore. Butterflies flitted across shimmering fabrics, cheetah, leopard and zebra prints added drama to the outfits and the colourful hues of the peacock gave a regal touch to the ensemble.
Presenting 23 outfits that floated down the catwalk in a fast paced show Fatima had sheer lace, georgette, chiffon and gleaming satin embellished with twinkling crystals and sensuous feathers. The look was pure resort wear for the gowns, minis, kaftans, bikinis and breezy tunics.
The colours added to the interesting prints as pink, purple, brown, electric, magenta, salmon pink and black brought the collection to life.
Leopard print halter minis with tiered skirts, shorts and playsuits in silk, asymmetric tulip skirts and kaftans in chiffon with the dual fabric treatment of satin and chiffon with a peacock print; added to the excitement.
The tiny tiered one-piece swimsuit and the bikini and corset top made great gear for sun tanning, while the purple butterfly bandeau bikini, the cowl kaftan in yellow and purple, the very fresh looking one-shoulder butterfly satin toga, the tiered fringed bustier, skirt, the cheetah print tunic and asymmetric hemline beach dress will offer cool options for beach barbecues. For night time glamour there was the salmon pink long sleeve lace maxi and the black high slit shirt kurta with a dazzling crystal brooch.
For the finale entry, Fatima N Khan made a stunning impact with the multi coloured animal print tiny bikini and the very regal chiffon peacock printed cape.
The solitary male entry was a zebra print satin shirt that matched the theme of the collection and was perfect for semi-formal resort happenings.
To bring the wildlife theme into perfect focus, Fatima added real tiger nails as accessories for the jungle inspired collection.
When the beachcomber wants to prowl on the sands with a wild streak then the “Wildlife Collection” by Fatima Nasreen Khan will give that touch of Mother Nature to the wardrobe.