Say hello to summer


We’ve always loved fashion designer, Nishka Lulla’s youthful, fuss-free approach to fashion. To our delight high-street label, 109˚F has collaborated with Nishka for a fun, summer capsule collection making her signature style more accessible. We caught up with the designer at the launch which also saw Athiya Shetty dressed in happy separates from the collection.

How did the collaboration with 109˚F come about?
109˚F reached out to me with a proposal and I thought it was a great idea to collaborate with a popular high-street brand and reach out to a larger audience. I found that much like my label, 109˚F focuses a lot on comfort and wearability while keeping fashion trends in mind.

Who is the collection targeted at and what does it include?
This capsule collection is targeted at the urban Indian woman who is aware of her style, and dresses for herself. It comprises dresses, skirts, shirts, shirt dresses, palazzos, peg trousers, tees, tunics and light jackets in vibrant colours—fuchsia, yellow, tangerine, aqua blue and neutrals like ivory and grey.

What are your favourite pieces from the collection?
I have too many favorites! I love the dream catcher circle skirt—it’s feminine and flirty. The ivory embellished arrow print shirt dress, the yellow floral flared shirt and wrap culottes are a few others that I like.

Could you share some styling trips and tricks?
The collection has a lot of versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched allowing for a lot of experimentation. Layer shorts and a tee with a lightweight shirt dress or throw on a bright cape over a jumpsuit. Since most of the silhouettes are relaxed; flatforms or sneakers add an edgy, fun twist to the looks. Keep your makeup simple with nude or peach lips and add a pop of colour through the eyes.
Nishka Lulla’s capsule collection is now available at 109˚F stores in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Pune.