With shows lined up one after the other and high expectations from a lot of designers, one tends to skip the newbies. Not that Neeru Kumar is technically a newbie. She has been creating collections over last 30 years and using her NID-acquired skills to generate very profitable international business. This being her first runway showing, one wasn't sure what to expect. It was a delightful show, to say the least. I'm always partial to textile designers. they really engineer the fabric and make the most out of the simplest silhouette. The earthy color palette, extensive layering, multiple textures and contemporary cuts were the strong points of the collection.