Style over tea and bun maska brings back memories, doesn’t it? Well, almost everyone who’s been raised in South Bombay in the glorious 90s gets filled with layers of nostalgia when they hear of Irani Cafes – some that have shut shop over time, and some that still dole out chai in bone China cups with a blob of maska (cream).
We all know of Nida Mahmood’s fascination with popular culture in all its whims and fancies and this season, she blended her love for the quirky with the ever-elusive magic of the Irani cafes of Bombay.
Her Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Good Luck Irani Cafe uses the old-warm, vintage charisma of the cafes through digital prints and dazzling colours. The collection unveils a stunning, bright palette, while experimenting with real blues reminding us of the dramatic heirloom china our mothers have been treasuring for years. Silhouettes are linear and super chic.