Naya Daur is the name of a popular Dilip Kumar movie, and also the name of Rohan Arora’s shoe collection for Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010. Why Naya Daur? One, because it’s inspired by old Bollywood hand-painted posters; two, because Rohan’s used a new kind of leather, combined with khadi for his shoes.
Rohan’s collection comprised boots and slip-ons imprinted with poster-inspired imagery. The shoes were in shades of beige, brown, orange and red, with spiral heels, cuffs and laces. Unlike other Bollywood-inspired garments and accessories, Rohan’s shoes were neither garish nor trying too hard. Sadly, boots are not ideal for Mumbai weather, but I have my eyes on the slip-ons already.
Meanwhile, check out the shopping bag a model carried on the ramp. Bollywood shopping, anyone? 🙂