This Fashion Week the biggest draw apart from fashion will be none other than the celebrity tennis star - Serena Williams. The energetic and stylish Serena will walk the ramp in a show-stopper ensemble at Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra's show for Hewlett Packard (Serena is the worldwide brand ambassador for HP) on March 15, 2008, Day Four of Wills India Fashion Week.
When we contacted Nikhil Mehra in Bengaluru, he was having dinner with Serena Williams after a daylong photoshoot. All he managed to say was, "I am really excited and Serena loved the ensemble we have designed for her."
Serena must have loved it too, because this star is as much tennis ace as she is fashion designer. She has created her own brand of designer clothing and the label is called Aneres, her first name backwards.
Shantanu Mehra elaborated a little more on the common ground between the duo's designs and the sportstar. "Serena herself has turned designer and designs fabulous sportswear. Here lies our common ground, as the Shantanu & Nikhil label is also known for its sporty edge."
The duo's Fall/Winter 2008 collection has a vintage feel, which Shantanu explained, "goes perfectly with HP Pavilion Notebooks's copper and shiny black looks." The Notebook is also their inspiration for the outfit's design. A sneak-peek at their Fashion Week designs hints that the collection will be high on drapes and is definitely very international.