Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Pankaj & Nidhi S/S 2014 WIFW (The Grammar of Ornament)

Pankaj & Nidhi, the husband-wife duo presented an artistically mesmerizing Spring Summer 2014 collection at the Wills India Fashion Week. The Grammar of ornament, the world renowned historical design sourcebook published in 1856 by Owen Jones, a London born architect and designer and one of the most influential design theorists, formed the base for the designer duo’s fabulous collection.
Exquisite in nature, the collection offered pieces which were painstakingly hand cut by skilful masters to create patterns and details resembling laser cut or prints. Leaving no room for doubts, the show note clearly mentioned that nothing in the collection is a laser cut, it’s all dexterously handmade. The super innovative duo also invented a technique to create three dimensional appliqué by layering tiny biscuits of hand cut fabric over silk and tulle which resembled the beauty and grandeur of mosaic art work. In a colour story of white, blue, coral, grey and summery yellow the collection offered pieces ranging from body con dresses and boxy jackets to training pants and gowns.

This is a collection that completely stands out for its human precision, design innovation and artistic vision. Easily one of my favorites!!!

(Image Credit:Wills India Fashion Week & FDCI)

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