“NAWAZ” – La Royale Collection…

By: Sagar Raj Chhetri, Vogue+ Bureau, Calcutta | June 24, 2012

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Fashion has long been associated with the bold and the beautiful. The coveted designer Jaya Misra made a new beginning by unveiling her maiden men’s wear collection, Nawaz, at The Oberoi Grand with the Vicky Donor poster boy Ayushmann Khurrana strutting her exclusive design. The immaculate rendition of the Men’s collection along with the season’s bridal ones saw its grand launch with the best of Indian models along with supermodels like Candice Pinto, Lakshmi Rana, Sonalika Sahay, Sanjeev Kumar, Taher Ali, Samar Vermani walking the ramp. The show maneuvering to the credit of the renowned choreographer Prasad Bidapa and stylist Rehan Shah saw the beauty cauldron gracing the night’s glitz and glamour.

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Having achieved a fan following among the fashionistas of Tinsel town, Misra is set to make her style statement also in the Indian film industry Her recent designing venture in the movie, Swen casting Reeth Majumdar and Johnny Baweja, won the best movie award in the Mexico Film Festival 2012. It also got the honours of being featured in the most coveted Festival de Cannes.

Carving a niche for her label in the Indian bridal wear, Misra is all set to rule the men’s world. Her new label, NAWAZ is an array of both formal and casual wears for men. This collection is exclusive, exotic, extremely stylish, just the right thing to suit your personality. She has created this label keeping in mind the mindset of the working, independent, confident urban men of today’s world. The collection consists of formal suits, shirts, Sherwanis, trousers, Jodhpuris and loose pants also with the rare Arabian and Turkish style of sherwanis in the range.

NAWAZ saw a lot of bold colors along with some light ones. The color palette is varied. Right from royal blue, greasy green and dark brown it takes you to milder colors like beige, off white and white. The garments are produced with the best quality fabric. Fabrics dominantly used are georgette, silk, cotton, jacqured, kathan, linen and chanderi. NAWAZ stands out among others because the garments in this collection are an amalgamation of both India and the western world. The indo- western combination with a hint of Sufi style applied on each garment give them a classy and modern look making it suitable for each age group.

Venturing into her first solo show at the City of Joy, the exuberant designer is much hopeful from the ex-capitol of the nation, “I have always conceptualized my designs to recreate traditional Indian design extravaganza lending it a contemporary chic. I try to connect east and west in a unique Bohemian manner coupled with subtle sensitivity.” Stepping into the men’s wear genre seems befitting for the designer who has already ensured her deep delve of innovation in Indian Bridal trousseaux.

The designer whose looks have recently been spotted in the prestigious Miss India 2012 is burgeoning her reputation in the film industry as well. With several movie dress designing contracts in her kitty, she has already had the credentials of designing for Bollywood celebrities from the Tinsel town, the likes of Mugdha Godse, Tulip Joshi, Rituparna Sengupta, amongst all.

Misra’s sarees are made in different drapes embellished with unique styling. The salwar suits embedded with the Arabian inspiration have pattern based kali work that gives a whole new look to the modern Indian bride. “My lehengas have been given the elegance of a gown retaining the Indian richness. The creation characterized by delicacy is achieved with the help of surface ornamentation and exclusive silhouettes,” concluded the designer with a smile.

(Edited & Published by: Sagar Raj Chhetri)