Nida Azwer has paid homage to her love for the Mughals many times and she did so again. She did it beautifully, so that there was no sense of repetition or ennui. Mughal inspirations can, in fact, be veritably considered Nida’s signature. The designer has a penchant for creating royal scenes on her shawls, dabbling towards leafy trees, plump tulips, galloping horses and the turbaned Mughal monarch, gazing regally from a cape or down the length of a dupatta. Her palette was characteristically subtle and she stayed true to a range of indigenous techniques that are, also, identifiable with her ethos: minute stitches, tukri, pleating and a mix of different textures.

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